Kitchens are such versatile rooms. We use them to cook meals for ourselves and our families daily. They hold homework on the island or table. They show off cheese plates and pies when we host parties. They become the hub of the home, all work and life revolving around them. So it’s important that our kitchens are not only efficient but beautiful as well. Nobody wants to wash dishes in a dingy space.
Firstly, you’ll want to choose your base color. The color you paint the walls will greatly influence how your kitchen feels in the end. Once that is decided, you can choose which cabinet orientation gives the best flow and which flooring is the easiest to clean and if you should hang your pots and pans or store them in a cabinet. There are a lot of decisions to make so take some time to scroll through these beautiful kitchens to inspire your own kitchen makeover. You’ll end up with the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.
White would be considered one of the go to colors for kitchens, but that shouldn’t always be the case. Designer Ann Decker knows that big windows make a white kitchen look bright and fresh, the way that white should look. So make sure you have plenty of natural light in your kitchen to really set off those white walls.
If you can say yes to marble, then say a big enthusiastic yes. McIntosh Moorman Interior Design shows us that marble paired with white can be an incredibly chic kitchen combination. Especially with that tiled marble backsplash.
la SHED should be applauded for creating this lovely white kitchen. Focused on simplicity, it is a prime example of how neutral colors can complement each other so well and complete a room without a brighter shade.
Of course there is no harm in putting a brighter shade into your neutral colored kitchen. They chose a bright yellow stove to contrast against dark cabinets and white walls. Such an unexpected pop can bring a smile to your kitchen space.
Can we talk about cabinets for a second? Just because your walls are white doesn’t mean your cabinets must be white too. In fact, choosing a darker color for cabinets like Brittany’s navy cabinets can set your kitchen apart from the basic Joe kitchen.
Shiplap is trending hard at the moment, which is a good thing for country kitchens. Most shiplap is white so when you cover your kitchen walls in it, you instantly create that clean rustic look without all those differing wood tones. Courtney Bishop even covers cabinet fronts in shiplap to give more continuity.
Speaking of rustic, let’s spend a moment appreciating the beams in this white kitchen. Danish design company, Garde Hvalsoe, uses wood of different shades to bring warmth into this kitchen. They have successfully created a space where everyone wants to spend their slow Saturday mornings.
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