Rustic kitchen cabinets are very classy and stylish. These fit perfectly in traditional and country style homes since they effectively depict that old-fashioned and cozy appearance. There are a few points to consider when choosing and designing rustic cabinets to ensure that they remain clean, functional and long-lasting. Choosing the best rustic kitchen cabinets should be fairly easy if you understand your specific decor style as well as your tastes. For instance, if your rustic kitchen style is French country, you may want to paint over your dated cabinets rather than buying new ones. There are many books and online instructions for French country painting techniques; you can use rough-bristled brushes over two different paint colors such as blue and yellow to get the look of old rustic cabinetry. If you prefer an informal style that’s more natural looking, knotty pine rustic kitchen cabinets or antique cupboards may be more to your taste.
For the material, alder is great to work with when building rustic kitchen cabinets. It is a soft type of hardwood with straight grain and fine texture. Generally, the color is light brown with hints of red and yellow. Compared to other kinds of hardwood, alder does not easily change in color when exposed to light. It can sometimes take years for it to change while others with minimal light exposure hardly ever darken. Rustic alder cabinets are very stylish and provide a warm relaxing environment through its soft effect.