White kitchens are a very popular kitchen choice as they are fresh, timeless and create the impression of a larger space. If you are after a sophisticated and versatile kitchen design, a white kitchen will add a beautiful finish to your home. If your dream kitchen has an all-white interior but you’re not sure how to approach the style, read our simple guide on how to design a white kitchen.
White is a versatile colour which can look great in any style kitchen, from modern to traditional. Choosing the right shade of white, a warm or a cool tone, can change the whole look of your kitchen. White with blue undertones are a cooler shade while white with a pink or yellow undertone are a warm shade. Warm undertones work well in kitchens which don’t get much natural light, a subtle pink undertone or mild creamy white shades are best. Be careful not to mix shades with different undertones when choosing kitchen materials.
As white gives the illusion of a larger space, it is a great colour choice for smaller kitchens. To create the look of a larger kitchen, use white shades on all of your surfaces such as your kitchen bench top, cabinet doors and walls to ensure each surface will blend in with the rest of the kitchen. Shiny surfaces and other reflective materials will reflect light and make your kitchen appear bigger.
If you are worried your all-white kitchen will appear too stark, the easiest way to add warmth to your cooking space without too much colour is to add timber. The softness of a light coloured timber will create a homely feel to your kitchen. Try using timber features for your bench top or cabinets to subtly soften the décor. Adding a few neutral coloured decorations will also add warmth to the space.
Texture and Depth
If you are designing a completely white kitchen, you may want to add some finishing touches to create texture and depth, breaking up the seamless white surfaces. Use alternate materials such as textured tiles with a darker grout for your kitchen splashback or mix matte white cabinets with glossy bench tops. Incorporate detailed kitchen cabinets instead of flat panelled doors to add some depth while still maintaining a crisp look.
A white kitchen is a perfect blank canvas for other contrasting colours. If you wish to add a touch of colour, consider painting your floor, furniture or walls a darker colour. A classic black and white kitchen is a sophisticated and timeless colour scheme which will easily suit any home.
While white kitchens can be very demanding, as you will need to always keep everything clean, their design is worth the elegant and stylish feel your kitchen will create. Here at Harrington Kitchens our experienced designers understand you and your family’s style and needs to create the best kitchen solution for you.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.
The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.
For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.
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