White Kitchen Design Ideas

White makes your kitchen look bigger, has a timeless, classic look and works great with other materials and colours. No wonder that it's been a popular choice among home owners for many years. Considering white for your kitchen design, but don’t know where to start? Browse our gallery of inspirational images and save your favourite white kitchen ideas. Read on for more tips that will help you decide whether you should go all-white for your next kitchen remodel.

Is the clean, white style trend here to stay?

Are white kitchens trendy, or the most timeless option? This really depends on the overall style you’re going for. If you think of white kitchens as boring, there’s various ways of making them interesting. They are the perfect canvas for a standout splashback, or a beautiful wooden floor, for example! Watch for combinations of white cabinetry with different benchtop, floor, tile and lighting options, and you’ll be amazed with the choices. Take white kitchens with grey countertops for example - how gorgeous are they?

Is a white kitchen easy to maintain?

Does a white kitchen stay white? First off, it’s not like white clothes that turn yellow and stained over time. Or at least it doesn’t have to be. You may be afraid of yellowing cabinets, accumulations of grease and stained and marked sinks and benchtops, but there’s some handy tricks to avoid these from happening in the first place. When you know how to look after it, a white kitchen will stay white for a long time. If you want to minimise the risk, you may want to look into open shelving. It can make things look less clinical, and it makes it super easy to give your kitchen a new style just by changing things up with your decor.

Combining white with other colours

You can go all-out and get a brand new all-white kitchen design, or you can simply paint your upper cabinets white for a budget-friendly hack to a completely new look. When it comes to colour though, a lot of questions can come up. Which white paint should you paint your cabinets with? What other colours go with your design? Our magazine offers guidance here and explains how to add colour to a white kitchen. Ultimately though, you want to consult a colour consultant about important questions like this. Lucky you won’t have trouble finding one in the Houzz directory!

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