Combining finishes allows you to get the best from classic country looks, such as natural wood or a painted finish.

Sticking to just one material can look bland, especially in a large kitchen/diner with plenty of cabinetry, so a mix of materials not only breaks up these long runs of units, it adds interest and depth.

This mixing and matching idea is becoming increasingly popular and has a relaxed quality that makes brand new cabinetry appear instantly at home.

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