Our recent blog post about the current and rising trends in kitchen appliances got us thinking about some of the overall design trends in kitchens, including some of the most fashionable colors.
White, always a popular decorating color, is now a top color choice for kitchens. The trend is not just for kitchens to have white walls, either. It’s for kitchens to feature as much white as possible. The nice thing about this particular trend is that you can adopt it in degrees from a little bit of white in just cabinets and appliances, for example, to total white everything from appliances and cabinets to floors, countertops, sinks, and walls.
There are plenty of reasons to select white for your kitchen, but to ensure your new white kitchen retains a fresh and timeless look, there are a few things you need to consider. We’re looking at those points in today’s blog post.
Why White Works for Kitchens
White is the ultimate neutral color. It looks great with everything. Whether your kitchen’s style is classic farmhouse or minimalist modern, white will work.
White kitchens are also timeless. They never go out of style. And, because white reflects light so well, it makes even tiny kitchens seem spacious.
Because the kitchen is where food prep happens, it needs to be clean. White is ideal for this because it helps you see dirt more easily, allowing you to keep your kitchen at a healthier level of clean. Because darker kitchens can hide dirt, they may not be as clean as you think.
It’s Time to Reconsider White Appliances
Stainless steel appliances have been the most popular for the past several years, but that is changing as white appliances are making a fashionable comeback. White home appliances are easier to clean and do not show fingerprints the way stainless steel appliances do, which most of us can appreciate!
The most modern twist on white appliances is a new brilliant color called ice white. Ice white kitchen appliances can come with stainless steel handles for a dramatic look. If you have stainless steel home appliances and are gradually switching over to white, this particular style is an excellent option as it will coordinate with those existing appliances.
A White Kitchen is Versatile
Kitchen remodels can be expensive and time-consuming, which is why most homeowners want their remodeling updates to last for many years. One of the nice things about white kitchens is that if you someday want to change the look, you can—just by making a few minor changes.
For example, by simply switching the hardware on white cabinets, you can change the room’s style. Adding a different accent color can also change the look. In other words, white is so versatile that your kitchen will never lose its appeal.
White Kitchen Potential Drawbacks
White kitchens may be wonderfully versatile and enduring, but they do require a little more maintenance than kitchens of other colors. Because dirt is more visible in a white kitchen, you’ll likely need to spend a little more time cleaning. One way to make this easier is to select a glossy finish for kitchen appliances, cabinets, walls, and countertops. Stains can’t set as quickly on surfaces with a glossy finish.
More Maintenance Needs?
Even though the cabinets are white, the quality of wood used in their construction will affect how well they hold up over time. White cabinets can fade, especially when in direct sunlight, allowing the wood’s grain to become visible. This also means that any defects in the wood may also become visible. However, when you select a high-grade wood with a finer grain, your white cabinets should stay looking new for many years.
A Cooler Overall Look
When a kitchen is entirely white, it can look sterile, almost clinical. The key to designing a white kitchen that is both clean and welcoming is to add contrasting colors.
You can achieve this by opting for a colorful backsplash or countertop. On a smaller scale, you can make a white kitchen more dynamic by using bold colors for small kitchen appliances, window treatments, and artwork on the walls. You can also inject warmth and vitality to a white kitchen by adding plants.
Ready to Upgrade Your Kitchen? See K&A for the Best Appliances!
Renovating a kitchen is an exciting project that can turn a drab space into a vibrant family hub—a place everyone wants to spend time. When you are ready to brighten up your kitchen, and discover the best resource for “kitchen appliances near me” in Lancaster, PA, check us out at K&A Appliance!
Not only do our showrooms feature an impressive selection of new, scratch and dent home appliances, but our friendly staff can also help you make the right appliance choices for your family’s needs—and save you money. When you are ready to shop for that new range or refrigerator, come and see us at one of our conveniently located showrooms.