Traditional kitchen cupboard doors in dakarWhen it comes to country kitchens, the latest trend is for mid-tone colours on cabinets to add soft accents to your cooking area. There’s no better time then to invest in a set of new kitchen cupboard doors to incorporate some of these milder tones in your kitchen.


Just because you’re utilising paler shades doesn’t mean that your colour scheme needs to lack impact. Using a delicate blue as your base, you can warm it with darker greens to produce a striking colour for your cabinet doors. With a greater depth than pastel shades of blue, it looks particularly good on Lucente handleless doors.

Country style kitchen with denim blue cupboard doorsPink

Though not normally associated with a country kitchen, using a heavier, more robust shade such as dusty pink produces a stunning effect. Combined with polished work surfaces in quartz or marble, light is deflected from your cabinetry. This colour scheme works best with unpainted wooden handles acting as focal points.


Taking over from the dark browns that are a perennial favourite of many rustic kitchens, soft aubergine shades lend a feminine warmth to a kitchen but are best used sparingly. We recommend either a single accent door in a row of creamier shades or the framing colour on one of the Cartmel shaker range of doors.

Jewel tones

If you want a striking visual effect while maintaining your kitchen’s timeless look, why not save your more vibrant colours for your cabinet interiors? Emerald, sapphire and ruby tones make exciting backdrops to your best white china, and nobody but you need be any the wiser.

Custom painted shaker style kitchen cupboard doorsFade and shade

By painting the bottom of your cabinets a darker colour and fading out as you paint upwards, you give the illusion of space in your kitchen. Cambridge Real Wood kitchen doors are an ideal starting point as you fade out your base until it matches the background colour.

The complete range of Cambridge, Cartmel and Lucente kitchen doors are available from the Hot Doors website. All three ranges can be painted in custom colours, giving you the freedom to design the country kitchen of your dreams.