When it comes to choosing a new kitchen, there’s a myriad of decisions to take. Do you go for a traditional farmhouse style kitchen or a sleek contemporary design? A hardwood or natural stone worktop? What would be the most practical layout? Which appliances and how best to integrate them? Take one look at the wide range of kitchens on offer at Price Kitchens and other kitchen suppliers and manufacturers and it’s clear that you’re spoilt for choice.
However, the most fundamental decision will centre around the colour scheme of your kitchen scheme, and there I have an easy answer for you: choose a white kitchen for your home. Why? Here, Dakota Murphey (guest contributor today) provides 6 obvious advantages.
- White works with any interiors style
Whether you live in a new build home or a period property, a white kitchen always looks fabulous. It’s the ultimate blank canvas colour, able to adapt to any architectural style and every kind of home design. No wonder that the popularity of white kitchens just keeps on enduring. When you’re making a long-term investment into your home, that’s an important consideration.
- White opens up the space
Just as dark colours can define a room’s boundaries and make everything feel closed in, white has the exact opposite effect. Install white kitchen cabinets and the room will look bigger – fact! The colour white reflects the light in the room, which is particularly useful if the space you’re working with is a little on the cosy side or there isn’t much natural daylight. White kitchens are a popular choice for homes that have a narrow galley style kitchen or a cramped L shaped kitchen, making these spaces look more generously sized than they actually are.
- White gives a clean and fresh look
The colour white is the epitome of cleanliness and hygiene. Whereas darker colours may obscure any dirt, a clean white kitchen has nothing to hide. Isn’t this exactly what a kitchen should be? Admittedly, an all white interiors scheme in the kitchen may be a step too far, giving a clinical rather than a homely feel, but a predominantly white scheme offers a great backdrop for adding colour accents with, say, soft furnishings, ceramic tiles or even appliances.
- White lets you have fun with colour accents
While we all get bored with our favourite colour schemes eventually, changing the entire kitchen just because the colour is ‘wrong’ would be a big financial decision. The good thing about a white kitchen is that you can alter the ambience easily with the addition of different accent colours. Simply change the wall paint, curtains and breakfast table cloth from, say, blue floral blues to fresh greens and it will seem like a whole new room.
- White is a timeless classic
Whether your white kitchen is 5 or 25 years old, one thing is sure: it won’t have dated as quickly as its coloured counterpart in the house next door. White is a perennial favourite that just never goes out of style! From classic Shaker kitchens to modern Scandi chic, from contemporary high gloss kitchens to rustic cooking spaces, you’ll find that white cabinets always look right. And should you be tempted to throw out your outdated kitchen on account of its colour, why not instead simply swap the cupboard doors to clean, fresh white ones? You’ll be amazed by the difference.
- White is the perfect backdrop for your personal style
Think of your kitchen as an art gallery, with white as a neutral background against which you can show off your personal treasures. Whether you display modern artwork over the dining table or the kids’ drawings on the fridge, there’s nothing to distract from their impact. Use white it to camouflage building flaws and blemishes, highlight a beautiful arched ceiling, period windows, or eye catching features such as a copper sink or a kitchen chandelier. It’s the best colour you can choose.