Small Space Storage Ideas: Surround a door with shelves. Use purchased units or cabinets to give the look of built-ins. Then run a shelf across the top from one side to the other to unite them. Or build them yourself with the help of this tutorial.
Natural Shades (especially bamboo) work great in rustic and farmhouse-style kitchens, adding layers of texture and color to complete the overall look. Choose lighter colors that will enhance the feel of the room, instead of competing with it.