There is something so effortless and appealing about an all white kitchen. The brilliant white cabinets look fresh and clean and suit all decor environments. Whether you choose a gloss or matt finish for your kitchen depends on your own personal taste, but the trend is certainly heading toward a more more refined, low-key application…like the matt finish…and then adding textural features to make the kitchen pop!
I do love to add. As much as the all white kitchen is a perfect look…most clients prefer to stay with the white theme, I prefer to create some drama and add to the all white look. To create some interest and a focal point that anchors the entire design. The black glass splash back above is a prime example. It gives this kitchen a point of difference and looks uber chic.
Another surefire way to add textural detail is by including timber veneer doors to the kitchen design. The contrast between the white cabinets and the dark, almost black espresso timber, is quite organic, yet powerful enough to give this kitchen a stunning look that is timeless.
Wanting to add colour? A blue glass has been used as the back board of the over head cabinets in the kitchen pictured above. .This contrasts against the white cabinets and is literally quite stunning. A colour needs to compliment, not take over, so by including just a hint of this Grecian Blue glass, the kitchen is instantly more exciting to look at.
White, on white, on white. This kitchen is a classic example of a very minimalistic, paired way back design. Its almost a commercial look and can appear quite cool. However, by adding the cement look bricks as a surround, it keeps the texture element the focal point.
Or simply hide it all away and let the kitchen become part of the furniture. This is a good option for apartment living as the kitchen area may be need to be smaller and therefore won’t compete for your attention visually.
My favourite, hands down, nothing else matters, go-to feature material is always…Marble. Slabs of grey and bronze veined Calcutta, or white and grey Carrara is such a beautiful natural product, and such a stunning way to dress your all white kitchen. Marble is porous, so it does require some diligent maintenance, however it is so worth the effort. It is a timeless, classic material that will always be on trend, and can transform a stark white kitchen into a show stopper.
The project above has all the right features…We added Calcutta marble, Timber Veneer and Coloured glass..With the white cabinets being all under counter. A trifecta of glamour.
So, have I managed to convince you to add some pop to your white kitchen?