The only drawback with a white kitchen (apart from perhaps some extra cleaning) is that it can easily look clinical if you don’t get the balance right. With that in mind, let’s run through a few ways you can nail a white kitchen design.
Believe it or not, there’s not just one shade of white. There are actually hundreds, all subtly different and all creating their own moods within a room. You can go for antique white with its creamy rose-hue, china white for greyer tones, regency white with a clear, pure cream tone or any other white tone you like.
The key to balancing the extreme whiteness of an all-white kitchen is to choose complementary shades. These can add depth and texture, while just one pure white used everywhere could end up looking flat.
Warm up whites with natural materials
A great way to warm up a cold-feeling white kitchen is with natural materials. For example, you can incorporate wood in your breakfast bar stools or add in a few bamboo or rattan-style light shades. Complete the look with some house plants, which provide a fresh pop of green, and you’re on your way to creating a warm, welcoming space.
Get the lighting right
Lighting is crucial in any kitchen, but it’s even more important in an all-white kitchen. Avoid cool white LED lighting at all costs, as it can look blue when shining on white surfaces. Aim for warm or neutral white options instead.
Go for a darker floor
If every surface from the floor to the walls and ceiling is white, there’s the risk that your kitchen will look like it’s ‘floating’ – and not in a good way. This can easily make a white kitchen look sterile, like an operating theatre or an alien spaceship. A darker or at least contrasting floor is a good way of grounding the kitchen, and give the white something to ‘pop’ against.
You’re aiming for the minimalist look, so you understandably don’t want to clutter up the space with too many accessories. But there’s also such a thing as under-accessorising, which can lead to a clinical-feeling space with no personality or character.
So choose your accessories carefully, adding in artwork, decorative items, plants, light fitting and furniture to suit your tastes and balance the space. You can really have fun with colour, as everything looks amazing when contrasting against the white.
Ready to go? Once your design is finalised, you’ll need to think about kitchen fitting. Get in touch with our expert team of Manchester kitchen fitters here at A&J Kitchens – call 01942 873781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get right back to you.