White worktops are often associated with contemporary kitchen design, however, this colour work surface can be used in other styles too. In this blog post we show you how to style a white worktop for a traditional kitchen.
White on White
White worktops atop white cabinets look effective in a traditional kitchen, especially if you have a dark floor. The black pull handles contrast with the doors whilst the high ceiling accommodates traditional pendulum lanterns – both features accentuate the traditional style.
Marble Effect Worktops with Green Cabinets
This kitchen features a white marble worktop. This stone, although beautiful, is expensive and difficult to install. As an alternative, you could replace it with a marble effect laminate worktop and still achieve a similar effect. Here, the dark pattern in the marble complements the colour of the cabinets and adds continuity throughout the kitchen. Consider a colour such as Green Smoke by Farrow & Ball, or, for something darker, Studio Green. Brass kitchen handles and knobs work particularly well with these colours.
Islands and Full height Cabinetry
If you have the space, an island is a great feature to include in your kitchen because they offer additional worktop, storage and seating space – they also look fantastic. This island has a large white worktop atop blue cabinets which have been fitted with Shaker doors. The overhang on the island gives plenty of room for seating, whether at breakfast time or whilst entertaining in the evening. Full height cabinetry, in a lighter colour, helps to separate the two areas.
Glass Fronted Wall Cabinets
Glass fronted cabinets allow you to store all of your kitchen equipment whilst making them visible – the perfect balance between storage and display. This style of cabinet works particularly well in this kitchen because there is a lot of natural light. The addition of glass maintains the open airy feeling that this kitchen achieves so easily.
Combine with Natural Wood
So far, all of the kitchens we have seen feature coloured cabinets. In this example, white worktops have been combined with unpainted doors. This highlights how beautiful solid wood can be when left natural – we offer both lacquered and sanded finishes. In addition to the white worktops, the walls are also pale and so reflect the light back into the room, creating an airy atmosphere.
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