This hutch could go in a few different places. It could be the china cabinet in the dining room,a book case in the family room, or the hutch/cabinet in the kitchen eating area. I don't think I would change the colour.
In the countryside, especially in small village people barely use the frontdoor and guests always enter through the backdoor, even if you barely know them. This custom has grown so much it is considered as normal, making it a value.