It’s the simplest and most versatile color and yet we’re often intimidated by it and afraid to enjoy its advantages. On one hand this achromatic color is very appreciated for the fact that it makes spaces look open and bright, creating the impression of a larger room but on the other hand this is also a color that’s very susceptible to stains which brings us to our main question: are white kitchen cabinets a good idea or not? A lot of designers say yes and we’re tempted to agree with them.
Interior designer Remy Meijers chose a combination of white and gray for the kitchen in this 1950’s bungalow in Baambrugge, the Netherlands. The neutral palette suits the kitchen well, allowing it to blend in and to maintain an open and spacious feel throughout the house.
This residence located in Warsaw, Poland has an interior designed by KW Studio. The kitchen and living area share an open plan and complement each other in a beautiful way. The kitchen is white and stays in the background white the living area is a warm, comfortable and welcoming space thanks to the materials and colors used in its decor.
The shiny white kitchen cabinets cover up the entire wall here, making the most of a compact space and offering lots of storage, all concealed in a minimalist unit. The kitchen’s white and clean look also establishes a nice continuity with the outdoor poolside area. Despite the neutral color palette, the space doesn’t lack color thanks to the full-height windows that let the outdoors in.
Even though white is the perfect color when you want to create the impression of more space and to maintain a bright and open ambiance, it’s often best to also have a secondary color or some elements that can break the monotony of the decor. In the case of this home designed by Carola Vannini Architecture in Rome, the large exposed beams on the ceiling, the textured backsplash and the golden mirror frame ensure a well-balanced space.
There are numerous design strategies which can be used when trying to make a small kitchen look large. White cabinets can definitely send the right message. Large windows, glass doors and abundant lighting can also help. The kitchen of this coastal home designed by Susanna Cots can be a good source of inspiration.
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