White kitchens make a great design choice. White kitchens are timeless and offer options for all styles, including contemporary, traditional, and transitional. They make a perfect canvas for colorful, patterned decor.
White can be sterile without the right design. You can make a neutral kitchen look stunning by adding white cabinets.
How to make white cabinets stand out?
This step-by-step guide will help you make decisions as you design, plan, and decorate your timeless white kitchen design.
Use bold design elements.
The primary elements of any kitchen design are cabinetry, countertops, and flooring. All the small details complete a kitchen design.
Add visual details to the white background. Examples include:
- Open shelving in a natural finish
- Use stainless steel appliances instead of white finishes.
- Use a backsplash with an elegant texture or pattern, like tile or High-Pressure Laminate.
- Add pops of color with flexible kitchen decor that can change seasonally, like vases filled with fresh flowers or colorful pot holders.
You can have much fun with your white kitchen without becoming too busy.
Dream big, and don’t be afraid.
Many fear an all-white, minimalist kitchen will look too cold or bland. Avoiding this if you choose warm and practical glazed cabinets is possible. It eliminates the risk of having a flat, washed-out wall.
A glaze can also be used to highlight cabinet angles and add depth. You can work with a kitchen designer to make a selection that will complement your other finishes and features.
The island that is opposite adds contrast.
The choice of a contrasting color for your kitchen island has many benefits. It’s an excellent compromise for a partner that likes something other than the all-white style. It adds visual appeal. It’s a great way to connect the adjacent living areas and the kitchen in an open-concept floor plan.
For more information on improving your open kitchen’s design flow, please read our article on integrated living spaces.
Maximize the potential of your kitchen.
Glass-front cabinets are a great way to enhance any kitchen, especially if it’s all white. Transparent doors can create a feeling of space and display beautiful kitchenware, glassware, or china.