Cabinets act as the focal point of the kitchen and if they look unattractive or old-fashioned, they affect the entire look of the kitchen. The simple act of replacing old cabinets with updated designs can completely enhance the look and functionality of your kitchen. Kitchen cabinets come in a wide range of designs to suit any décor style.
One design that many people have difficulty using is white cabinets. They are perfect for the modern or contemporary kitchen, but they are also used for traditional, French, European, or country designs. There are several ways to use white in your kitchen design.
If you want to give your kitchen an affordable makeover, one of the easiest ways is by painting it. Painting usually works best on wood surfaces. You can give old cabinets a fresh new look with a coat of white paint. You should note that painting would not work as well on laminate surfaces like on real wood.
You can create an all-white kitchen by having white walls, appliances, surfaces and even white floor tiles. It is, however, important to add color into the room to avoid creating a plain clinical room. Using accessories and fixtures in a different color will help to break the monotony. Choosing a bright color for the accessories will enhance the room and help to tone down the all-white look.
You can choose to have a kitchen island in all white to act as a contrast in a room with color or different designs. This can act as the centerpiece of your kitchen, and you can contrast it with a dark colored floor like hardwood, dark tiles or concrete. You can also decide to choose a colorful kitchen island for a white kitchen. Having a center stage where you can add splashes of color in your kitchen will allow you to choose a design that will not look too stark or plain. A white backdrop will allow you to have flexibility when it comes to decorating your kitchen because you can choose accessories in any color.
White cabinets have a clean look and they help to reflect light, which gives your kitchen a new fresh look. Having the white cabinets against a colorful wall, or a wall with a light pastel shade, and a checkerboard pattern floor, can help to bring out the beauty of the kitchen. The cabinets are versatile and can be used in different kitchen designs. Including a light colored granite countertop in the design will give the kitchen a vintage look. Touches of stainless steel can also add interesting detail to the overall look.
Another way to use white effectively is by combining it with colorful accents. White can be too stark or plain if used on its own and accents can help to give it personality. A few touches of colors like yellow or blue can give the kitchen a cheery look. Choosing accessories in these colors will help to brighten your kitchen. Red accessories can also give the room an interesting look and by using vases or dishes on the counter in these colors, you can change the look of your kitchen.
If you want your kitchen to have the light colors but you are not sure about plain white, use ivory tones to add an elegant look to your design. Ivory cabinets work very well with dark or medium brown tones. Displaying ivory cookware and accessories can also enhance the space. Make sure you invest in good quality accessories to keep with the elegant look of the ivory. Choosing to use cream instead of white can also soften the stark look, making your kitchen look warmer.
White can be a lot of fun to work with because it gives you the versatility to create the kitchen of your dreams. It also enhances the value of your home because it gives buyers a clean palate to work with when they want to plan their own décor style or to create their own designs. You can enjoy working in your kitchen when you have the clean and fresh look of neutral white cabinets.