Rustic pine offset by bold blue creates a striking effect.
Contemporary touches make this country kitchen so much more interesting. The knotted pine doors with their aged patina and arch-topped panels give the kitchen a nice period feel. Rather than teaming them with a bland colour, howerver, the walls have been painted in a rich, vibrant blue that really brings the room to life and balances the orange tones of the pine. The worktop uses a mix of surfaces - wood is ideal for chopping surface, and the granite-look laminate tones with the hard-wearing slate floor. A slatted rack on the wall holds attractive tins and jars of goodies. Pick the best-looking ones and keep the rest in the larder. A collection of jugs sits on the glass shelves while pans too big to fit in the cupboards find a home at the backof the worktop. Meanwhile the traditional back door has been replaced with french doors that will fill the room with light.