Looking for ways to brighten your life? What better way to brighten things up than to go with the hot trend of a white kitchen?
A quick search on Pinterest will show you just how popular white kitchens have become – and for good reason. White kitchens are classic and never go out of style.
Here are few ideas how to design a perfect white kitchen that is happy, clean and fresh:
Change It Up
The nice thing about a white kitchen is that you don’t have to commit to any one color to complement it. If you design it correctly you can swap out the color scheme for your accessories whenever you feel like a change. For example in the fall you can incorporate fall colors, for December you can bring in all green. Starting with a clean slate like a neutral white kitchen allows you freedom you wouldn’t have with other color designs.
Some more color scheme ideas include blue and silver for a nautical look, wood accents to bring in warmth and comfort, or bright red for a retro feel.
Make Sure Everything Coordinates
While there are a world of color scheme options available that would work perfectly in a white kitchen, its important that all the major color decisions coordinate. This includes the various whites chosen, the flooring and the countertops.
If you select several shades of white they need to have the same tone or undertones in ordered to create a thoughtfully blended look. A mix of warm whites and cold whites could look dirty or harsh together.
New countertops and laminate flooring are a great way to enhance a white kitchen remodel. However, it is important that they not only look good up against the white cabinets and backsplash but that they also coordinate together.
Bring in Different Textures
One fear of going with a white kitchen is that it could quickly become all one note if you choose the same tone of white throughout. However, a great way to add interest and dimension is to bring different textures into the design. For example, even if you choose the same color for your cabinets, backsplash and countertops you can take it to another level by choosing smooth white cabinets up against a subway tile backsplash and a marveled granite countertop. The different textures give your eye something to focus on instead of getting lost in a flushed out design with no point of interest.
Think: Original Floors
White laminate flooring is the perfect way for many homeowners to show off the modern look of their home. From stunning character, beautiful colors, and an impressive look, white laminate floor is more popular today than ever before. White flooring with a white-washed look will be a fantastic choice for your kitchen and dinning room.
Opposites And Blends
Flooring can either contrast with furniture, making it stand out, or it can blend in, creating a more soothing atmosphere. Wall color should also be taken into account when designing your perfect white kitchen. There are many hues and tones of paint your can choose since white furniture and / or white flooring will work as ideal canvas to display your taste and creativity.
For a more striking appearance, some homeowners opt for contrasting trim, baseboards, and moldings, while others select matching colors. Depending upon the overall feel you want to create, you can mix and match to your heart’s delight.
Let your home reflect your inner personality! White kitchens are the hot trend right now because they open your design up to variety of options. You can’t go wrong with such a timeless and versatile design in your kitchen. For those that have white kitchens, what accent colors do you use in yours?
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