Can your kitchen be too white?

by Creative Style Interiors

You’ve decided you’d like your new kitchen to be white because it’s more versatile and unlikely to date too quickly. A white kitchen also suits both classic and contemporary design styles. But if you consider your kitchen to be the heart of your home, you may be just a bit worried that an all-white kitchen will look stark and soulless, even clinical.

Here are some ideas to lift your white kitchen from the ordinary to the inspired, and add warmth and personality.

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A white kitchen that loves its beachside location

This contemporary white kitchen is uplifted by:

  • The glass splashback in a beautiful aqua that brings the ocean inside. As the splashback is the last item to be added to a new kitchen refit, it’s relatively simple to replace, so you can be bold and opt for a bright colour, knowing you can change your mind in the future.
  • The dark grey high gloss feature panel on the island bench. Although this is a neutral, it adds real drama, particularly when teamed with feature pendant lighting.
  • The addition of small colourful appliances (like this aqua Russell Hobbs toaster), bar stools, bowls of fruit and flowers can all add inexpensive sparkle to an otherwise monochrome kitchen.
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Light neutrals or dark neutrals, or why not use both?

Here a contemporary and essentially white kitchen is given depth and interest by using:

  • Neutrals, other than just white, in the colour scheme. Both the stone casual dining table and the connecting island bench cabinetry are in two coordinating neutrals – one dark, the other a mid tone.
  • The same mid toned neutral is repeated on the splashback to add to the tone-on-tone effect.
  • Dark timber flooring, bar stools and even the plant pot reflect the darker shade.
  • Extra personality is added by the change in level from the island bench to the casual dining table and the low pendant lighting.
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A classic white Hamptons inspired kitchen

This kitchen is predominantly white but is made perfect by incorporating:

  • Shaker style recessed cabinetry, to create texture as well as suit the design style, rather than the very popular, plain white cabinetry.
  • Caesarstone benchtops in a dark colour that’s still a neutral (Raven), providing a dramatic contrast to the white cabinets.
  • Timber flooring that adds warmth.
  • Small splashes of real colour, such as the French Blue casserole dish and utensil holder that add interest and personality.

 

If you’re feeling inspired but still a bit uncertain of how you can add warmth and personality to your white kitchen, feel free to call me on 0416 190 792 or email me at jenny@creativestyle.com.au.

Cheers,

Jenny W.

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