Maybe it's an effect of the growing minimalist movement, or maybe it's simply the intrinsic clean and sophisticated feel of an all-white space. Either way, it's clear that the all-white kitchen movement is in full swing and it's here to stay. But as appealing as this versatile kitchen palette can be, too much white can start to feel bland or clinical without the proper design elements, Here we list some tips to style an all-white kitchen and bring a pop of warmth into your home!
One of the greatest assets of an all-white kitchen is its versatility; working with a neutral palette allows you to swap accent colors and accessories at your liking. Add pops of bright colors in the spring and summertime, or integrate dark, earthy tones during the holidays. Appliances, decorative bowls, light fixtures and even cookbooks are all interchangeable and relatively inexpensive accessories to add color and character to a too-white kitchen.
If you're painting all of your cabinets white, consider going for dark counters, floors, or appliances to create a striking contrast. You will still achieve the polished, clean and contemporary look of an-all white kitchen, but with more depth and dimension.
Consider integrating woods into the kitchen to bring in warmth and create contrast. Butcher block counters, reclaimed wood or shiplap backsplashes, dark hardwood floors or even drop-leaf tables add rustic, country charm.
Paint the Ceiling
Though often overlooked, the ceiling the fifth wall of your kitchen and should be considered a viable design element. For those with more artistic streak, painting the ceiling a bold, interesting color will instantly brighten the space without taking away from the white kitchen's light, open feel.
Paint the Island
If painting the ceiling isn't your style, try adding a block of color to break up the white by painting the island. Grays, navys, rich browns, and earthy greens are popular color choices, but you may also wish to experiment with bright primary colors for a more eclectic look.
Creative Light Fixtures
Swap in visually interesting light fixtures to instantly transform the look and feel of your kitchen. Use pendant lights and chandeliers as a statement piece to break up the monotony of all-white.
There's nothing better than an all-white backdrop to highlight a stunning backsplash tile. Though white and gray subway tile are an increasingly popular choice in contemporary white kitchens, don't be afraid to explore the range of backsplash materials and textures. Lantern tile, ceramic mosaics, brick, and wood each add their own dimension and personality, allowing you to take your kitchen from traditional to rustic to transitional in an instant.
Let your creative flag fly with an interesting accent wall. You can simply grab a can of colorful paint, or go for an tile mosaic, wallpaper, chalkboard wall or even an open shelving wall to show off your unique style and personality.
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