White kitchens are an interior design preference that is far from a trend. Regardless of trends throughout the years, the concept of a white kitchen has always remained. Part of this staying power is likely due to the unlimited colors and styles that look beautiful in white. Another is that a white kitchen seems to convey a sense of purity. White is often associated with cleanliness and most people shouldn’t be able to argue against the benefits of a clean kitchen.
White also creates an open and airy feeling in any space, regardless of size. It is ideal for small galley kitchens and large, open concept spaces alike because it reduces the appearance of a rooms physical perimeter. White also reflects light extremely well, therefore maximizing the amount of natural and artificial light available in a space.
White is like the perfect pair of jeans, it goes with anything. Homeowners can feel free to mix in a variety of colors, patterns and styles in a space that is primarily white. In addition, when replacing expensive items such as countertops and flooring, you can feel confident that your white cabinets will coordinate nicely. Obviously, this doesn’t apply in every situation, but it is most often the case. White cabinets also look great with stainless steel and white appliances. Black appliances are a possibility as well, in most kitchens.
When considering installing a new white kitchen you can feel confident that it will stand the test of time. Homeowners should take time and care to consider the finishes and kitchen layout prior to installation. Making trendy design choices will age your kitchen more quickly. But, for example, a white kitchen with stainless steel appliances and marble countertops will look elegant and on-point for many years to come. Consult the services of a kitchen contractor and interior designer when preparing a large kitchen remodeling project.
Opting out of upper cabinets creates extra room for large, expansive windows to let in lots of natural light.
Sleek, white cabinets in a galley kitchen create the illusion of more space.
The neat, wrap-around, countertop in this space provides maximum space for all kitchen activities.
Additional floor space is created in this kitchen by installing the fridge and upper cabinets into a niche in the wall.
This kitchen maximizes available ceiling height by installing an entire wall of cabinets and appliances.
Store the majority of your small appliances inside the kitchen cabinetry to allow for more usable counter space.
The white cabinets, subway tile and butcher block counter top provide light and bright in this u-shaped kitchen.
This small kitchen optimizes available storage space by using drawers in the lower cabinets, rather than shelving.