White is a popular colour choice for kitchens as it creates the illusion of light and space, whilst also alluding to cleanliness or hygiene. White cabinets are a practical option as they provide a neutral base from which other colours can be introduced throughout the rest of the kitchen. One way to incorporate colour into your white kitchen is with accessories. Using kitchen accessories is the perfect way to bring white cabinets to life whilst keeping up with current trends and not making too much of a permanent style commitment. We have compiled a list of our favourite tips and accessories for brightening up white kitchens.
- 1 & 8) Breville Impressions red toaster and kettle set. 2) Vintage round red pendant light shade. 3 – 7) Wesco retro red kitchen products.
Retro kitchen accessories from a range of different eras have become popular once again, and can be used in a variety of kitchen styles: 1950’s kitsch for a shabby chic kitchen; 1960’s modernist for a fun, futuristic feel; and – if you’re feeling really brave – 1970’s colour blocking can create a bright, cohesive aesthetic.
We really love this collection of red retro kitchen accessories and think they are perfect for brightening white cabinets and injecting some fun into the room. We think these products are perfect for creating a lively, modern look in your kitchen have chosen red because it is a strong contrast against stark white.
Selecting one colour for your kitchen accessories can help create a cohesive feel and has the added benefit that you need not be limited to purchasing every accessory you need from the same range. Our favourite part of this collection is the rocket-shaped bin – using unique accessories such as this is a great way to show a little of your personality on the blank canvas provided by white cabinets.
- 1) Copper De’Longhi Distinta toaster. 2) Habitat white lampshade with copper interior. 3) Copper pan set. 4) 16 piece copper cutlery set. 5) Copper martini glass. 6) French copper cocktail shaker. 7) George Home copper pyramid kettle.
Copper has been incredibly popular over the last few years and it doesn’t look like the trend is set to disappear anytime soon! Using copper accessories is a fantastic way to add some warmth to white cabinets whilst creating an air of sophistication and glamour.
For trends that are more current than timeless, smaller accessories are a great way to partake without too much commitment. White kitchens are perfect if you want your kitchen to flow with the changes in in interior trends, as they allow you to customise and change the theme as often as you like. Using inexpensive products, such as glassware, cutlery or small appliances (like toasters and kettles) can be a fantastic way of keeping costs down, especially if they may not fit in with your tastes only a few years down the line.
- 1) Fuscia Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer. 2) Rainbow Instagram fridge magnet frames. 3) Joseph Joseph nest bowl set. 4) Le Creuset 3 piece starter set in Rosemary. 5) Nessie nesting ladle set. 6) Tassimo by Bosch hot drink machine in blue. 7) Soap pump with sponge pouch. 8) Joseph Joseph knife and board index set.
If you really want to make the most of the blank canvas created by your white cabinets, going for a mixture of colours is a great way to create a lively cooking space. Choosing to mix and match colours in your kitchen makes a bold statement, so selecting shades that complement each other is a must.
From pastel shades to florescent neon hues – whatever you choose to use in your kitchen, it is important to stick to a close range of colours to create a coordinated look. The accessories we have chosen here provide a playful option for adding colour to your kitchen. The Kitchenaid Artisan stand mixer we have featured is a bigger investment than a lot of the other items chosen, though by selecting any larger, more expensive accessories or appliances first can provide a source of inspiration for the other products you may need.
These are our top tips for accessorising white cabinets in your kitchen. If you have used any of the design ideas featured in this guide, we would love to see your interpretation! Please feel free to share any photos with us via Facebook or Instagram.