An all-white kitchen may seem impractical to some, but the single colour scheme has been a popular look for years and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. Kitchen designs boasting all-white components may seem suited to ultra-minimalist homes only, but we think they can work well in any setting. We have put together this collection of ideas for white kitchens to help you gather inspiration for your new-look room just in time for summer.
Many people think that white kitchen designs suggest a contemporary aesthetic. We think white is fantastic in any style of kitchen, as the traditional kitchen shown here illustrates. Choosing the right white to suit your interior is important: it must complement not only your preferred design, but also the space as a whole. This country kitchen uses Farrow & Ball’s Pointing, which has warm undertones for a softer look. The full stave oak worktops break up the white cabinets and walls nicely, with the range and fridge boasting the same white shade (and thus blending nicely with the rest of the scheme). More modern white kitchen designs may choose to use the same colour everywhere for a lighter, airier feel.
Selecting the right shade for your white kitchen designs is an integral part of the process that can have a huge impact on the finished look. Our bespoke cabinet painting service uses Farrow & Ball colours exclusively, and they have a wide selection of white shades to suit a number of different settings. All White contains no pigments to ensure it is as pure as possible, creating a bright and breezy colour. We think it looks fantastic as part of a monochrome colour scheme in the traditional kitchen shown here. For something a little less stark, Wimborne White and White Tie have warmer undertones; however, if you are looking for something cooler, Wevet and Strong White both have grey undertones and work particularly well with paler timber worktops for a clean, modern aesthetic.
If white kitchen designs seem daunting, accessories are the perfect way to add some colour into the room. A bright wall canvas or some unusual light fittings will soften all white kitchen designs. We might be biased, but we really love the use of wood in this kitchen. If you don’t have as much space, these vintage pendant shades from Primrose & Plum are available in a variety of colours – ideal for choosing an accent to continue throughout your kitchen. The main benefit of using accessories to brighten up your kitchen design is that they can be changed quickly and easily, allowing you to update your style as often as you please.