You can give rustic kitchen cabinets touch with templates country style. Search templates with pictures of flowers that look fine art prints. Depending on style you want to create, you can use dye or paint to templates.
If you use a lighter or darker than base cabinet tone, you can achieve a subtle effect of rustic kitchen cabinets. For a more daring style, you can choose a color of high contrast. Templates of white cabinets in pastel colors create a fresh style that goes well with rustic cabins, while dark colors go well with wooden cabins.
If you are working on simple rustic kitchen cabinets, maybe you can add a traditional touch of artificial molds. Wood glue used to bond strips of molds around axes of cabinet doors. You can add pieces of metal cut to center of doors to give a decorative touch or you can paint or stain other parts to match color of doors. For a more dramatic look combines a white mold with colored cabinets.
Pieces of shiny new hardware can break with rustic style. To keep style of cabinet, replace parts. If you are looking for antiques you will achieve a rustic effect.