It makes rooms feel bigger
This may sound like an obvious one, but dark colors really do make rooms feel smaller. If you have a small kitchen, white can help create the illusion of space and ‘airiness.’ If you have a larger kitchen, having a predominantly white color scheme will only serve to make the space feel more open and welcoming. In that case, you might choose between wall paint color, kitchen cabinets or just cabinet doors to use white as the main color.
If you have a small kitchen, white can help create the illusion of space and ‘airiness’.
It goes with absolutely everything
When we say a “white kitchen” we don’t mean that absolutely everything has to be white. The beauty of having white as a base color is that it’s a blank canvas for you to add pops of color, texture and personality. These can include feature walls, a backsplash, brightly-colored bar stools, colorful utensils, or shiny copper pots. Wood floors are a good idea to add some sophistication to an all-white kitchen. Likewise, the veins of real granite or marble countertops will definitely bring a degree of elegance to otherwise dull surfaces. Stainless steel appliances coupled with metal cabinet handles is another way to add some diversity to a white kitchen.
White is such a versatile color that if in a few years’ time, if you feel like a change, you’ve always got a timeless canvas to work from.
The beauty of having white as a base color is that it’s a blank canvas for you to add pops of color, texture, and personality.
It makes us feel happy and relaxed
There are plenty of emotional reasons, as well as practical ones, why white is a great kitchen color.
In terms of psychology, we tend to associate white with purity and cleanliness – both of which are qualities we’re likely to look for where food is being prepared. Color therapists also suggest that white is strengthening, calming, nurturing, and that it awakens creativity: Perfect for inspiring new recipes!
As we said before though, we don’t mean it has to be all white. You don’t want it to feel cold and clinical, especially if you’re introducing accents of stainless steel (nobody wants a kitchen that feels like an operating theatre). If you use white as your base however, you can easily introduce warmer colors and textures. Wooden furnishings or colored walls or tiles will help you add warmth to the space. You can also add elements such as flowers and fresh vegetables to create a welcoming feel that puts guests at ease. If you have white kitchen cabinets, for example, the unique texture and patterns found in real wood or natural stone can offset it without being too intrusive.
Color therapists suggest that white is strengthening, calming, nurturing, and that it awakens creativity.
It’s surprisingly easy to be creative
White sounds like it might be restrictive, but there are plenty of ways to be creative (plus, white inspires creativity, remember?) Firstly, there are a multitude of shades of white to choose from: From cooler, blue-toned whites to warmer yellowy ivories, so you can select one that suits your taste best. Plus, with a blank canvas to work from you can introduce other textures and materials like wood, dark granite countertops or statement light-fixtures. Your white kitchen really is your oyster.
There are a multitude of shades of white to choose from. Plus, with a blank canvas to work from you can easily introduce other textures and materials.
Potential buyers will like it
When it comes to selling your home, the safest bet is to go for white. After all, if you buy a ‘trendy’ property from the 70s then that avocado enamel and dark wood paneling is probably going to be the first thing you rip out. It’s therefore likely to impact what you want to pay for the property. For a timeless kitchen design, white is the way to go. Looking for kitchen inspiration? Browse our range of elegant, eclectic appliances to complete the look.
When it comes to selling your home, the safest bet is to go for white.