White kitchen designs are timeless and always evolving through the carousel of changing décor trends. They work with any style preference—vintage, modern, or traditional. White kitchens reflect light, giving smaller kitchens a more open airy feel and energizing the heart of the home. However, if not balanced well, a white kitchen can feel clinical and cold. Introducing textures, lighting, and pops of colour can create a warm and welcoming feel to your white kitchen design.
Here are a few tips to improve your white kitchen:
1. Natural stone
Having your countertop or backsplash made of natural stone such as granite, marble, or agate add geometry and movement in an all-white kitchen, creating a beautiful focal point. If you are using strongly veined marble or bold patterns and colours, try to limit it to just one statement piece such as the countertop, island, or backsplash.
If you are using a material with patterns for both the countertops and backsplash, go for more neutral patterns and colours to keep the space from feeling busy.
2. Pops of colour
Injecting colour without disrupting the style of an all-white kitchen can add personality, making space more fun and inviting. An all-white kitchen is a perfect canvas for creating visual impact. Coloured furniture, such as bold coloured bar stools, can add a hint of colour without distracting from the design.
Another great way to add a bit of playfulness to your all-white kitchen design is by including coloured small appliances, cookware, a coloured mosaic backsplash, or even a brightly coloured sink. This is a great way to infuse contrast to create an inviting space.
Add a new dynamic to an all-white kitchen using natural elements such as plants, fresh-cut flowers in a decorative vase, or a large bowl of fruit. These elements add hints of colour, vibrance and freshness space.
3. Shades of white
When selecting a palette of whites for your kitchen, consider the feeling you want to create. The type of lighting, materials, and finishes used in your kitchen design all affect the perception of the shades of white you choose.
Using one shade of white for all surfaces can make the space flat and dull. Instead, pick from a palette of warm or cool shades of white to add dimension to your all-white kitchen. Warm whites have more yellow, orange, pink, or a hint of green undertones. Cool whites have undertones of blue, grey, and purple.
4. The warmth of wood
Natural wood adds warmth and beauty to the simple, pristine décor of an all-white kitchen. Light hardwood flooring and furniture can add character and contrast without overwhelming the space. If the kitchen space is ample, medium wood tones can add depth to the room without losing the airy feel.
5. Pendant lighting
Pendant lights are like suspended jewelry for your all-white kitchen. Hungover an island or peninsula, they not only provide functional lighting but focal points for your kitchen. Pendant lights can be metallic to accentuate appliances or cabinet finishes, glass to help brighten the space, textured to bring character to a monochromatic or minimalistic design, or coloured to add pizzazz.
6. Metallic accents
Metallic cabinet hardware, doorknobs, pendant lights, sinks, faucets, and even backsplashes add glamour to an all-white kitchen. Whether it’s copper, stainless steel, gold, or brass, these accents add charisma with their hints of glimmer and luxury to elevate the look of an otherwise minimalistic design.
Let us make your white kitchen dream a reality
If you are thinking of refreshing or designing an all-white kitchen, Kitchen Art Design will help bring your classical dream to fruition. With over 30 years of design experience, we can help improve your design and create a timeless, cozy, welcoming, all-white kitchen for your family to enjoy.