Fresh crisp and neutral, a white kitchen can feel like designer heaven. Yet it can also appear a little clinical without a splash of colour. Want that coveted interior design look in your white kitchen? Look no further than our top ten ways to add warmth, depth and contrast to an all-white space.
1.) Break up white with metallic accents
Make use of reflective metallic finishes and bounce light around a white kitchen. Opt for small metallic updates such as rose gold handles or a shimmering copper tap. Make a bigger creative impact with the cool contemporary shine of a design-led gold cooker hood.
2.) A pop of colour with a pendant light
Make an all-white kitchen look more vibrant with a contemporary jelly glass pendant light. Go solo with one bright shade, or, if space permits, try a trio of pendant lights and create a rainbow of artistic colour.
3.) A stylish splashback
Install a colourful splashback in a white kitchen and combine practicality with personality. Choose a deep emerald splashback for nautical vibes, a Moroccan tile pattern for a beautiful mix of colours or a soothing almond shade to create calming contrast.
4.) Bring the botanical in
Bring greenery into an all-white kitchen and let nature do the talking. Large vibrant blooms and terrariums will thrive in a kitchen that has natural light whilst faux flowers and foliage are a great alternative for adding colour, warmth and vitality.
5.) Harmonious tones with natural wood
Wood accents in a white kitchen can be edgy and modern or classic and country. Try wooden floating shelves for added warmth and accessorise with natural wood butchers blocks. Bring in walnut bar chairs for striking contrast or swap out plain laminate flooring for luxurious hardwood.
6.) Transform your kitchen with a new worktop
Kitchen worktops come in an array of colours, textures and materials that are both practical and stylish. Add softness and warmth to a white kitchen with a rustic wooden worktop. Take luxury to another level with the elegant veining of an Italian marble worktop. Or, give your kitchen that raw industrial feel with the gloss of stainless steel.
7.) Dark and dramatic walls
From smoke grey hues to forest greens and deep black blues, a lick of paint on the walls of an all-white kitchen can transform your space into a decadent masterpiece. Dark kitchen walls and white cabinets are a winning combination that is sleek, stylish and contemporary.
8.) Light and bright vibes with kitchen accessories
Use pretty pastels to liven up a snow-white kitchen. Think baby pink or turquoise for your kettle, toaster and pans and give your kitchen a decidedly feminine feel. Candy colours give you a light and bright look and are an easy way to refresh your space.
9.) Go for playful patterns with a kitchen rug
White on white looks exceptionally crisp but you'll still need to add depth for that interior design look. With a kitchen rug or runner, you can easily work in some playful pattern. Try a colourful Turkish kilim, a vivid flat weave rug or a jewel-toned velvety runner to create a striking space.
10.) Get that cool cafe look with blackboard paint
Create a feature chalkboard wall in your all-white kitchen with a tin of blackboard paint. Monochrome never goes out of style and always look chic and modern. Use coloured chalks on your blackboard wall and document everything from your grocery list to your favourite recipes.
Colour can be introduced into a white kitchen in a variety of ways, including metallic sheens and luxurious hues. Enhance your space with a pop of colour and set the scene for some delicious combinations.
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