Buying a new kitchen is a time consuming, inconvenient and expensive process for any homeowner; but it is all undertaken with the knowledge that the result will be worth it and you will end up with the kitchen of your dreams which should last you many years to come.

However, with the fast paced nature of interior trends, how can you be sure that the kitchen you originally purchase will still be fresh and contemporary in the future?

As with the world of fashion, the answer lies in utilising tried and tested classics which can easily be updated to create an ‘of-the-moment’ look. Like the little black dress, the country kitchen is a style which has always been popular but has been adapted regularly over the years in order to appeal to the tastes of the time.

With their understated style, an in-frame or shaker style door provides the perfect canvas for you to create a look which references both the modern and the traditional and gives the room a warm and homely feel. The trend for neutrals has remained strong for 2014, and muted shades of Mussel or Stone can give a strikingly contemporary look which is sure to stand the test of time.


ECF’s Ruskin in-frame style door in Stone Grey

For something a bit more characterful, you could be bold and select a more unusual colour choice such as olive or dark blue: surprisingly, these strong colours work beautifully with a traditional style door and allow you to create a kitchen which is truly unique to your personal taste whilst still providing a classic aesthetic.


The Cologne shaker style door in Dakar & Olive finishes

At ECF, we offer a wide selection of kitchen door styles and finishes to suit everyone so why not take a look at our website to find out more or give us a call on 01664 424288.