The best thing about a kitchen redesign is that you get to start fresh. And nothing says “fresh” more than white kitchen worktops. Here are the latest trends in white kitchen design:
Warm Wood Cabinets and Flooring
If you want to make your white kitchen worktops pop, consider choosing dark wood cabinets. With wood flooring, your kitchen’s casual atmosphere will be inviting and cozy. The contrast of the brown and white will warm your mood and draw attention to the clean lines. Add accents such as antique handles and knobs to add to the old-fashioned charm. With just a few minor changes, your white kitchen will be the center of attention when your friends come to visit.
You may think that if you add a white worktop, you must have a contrasting backsplash, but that’s simply not true. Light-hued, textured tiling a wall can soften your white kitchen and add subtle interest. Consider using a light grey or pearl tile around your kitchen window and above your stove. Of course, a light backsplash will have the added benefit of making a white kitchen feel larger.
One of the newest trends is an all-white kitchen with dark accents here and there. Install brass handles and hinges, throw down a dark red area rug, or scatter some dark wooden bowls around. The contrast will make your white kitchen worktops stand out. If you want to go for a completely white kitchen, you’ll only need a few dark accents to bring the whole space together.
Another way to offset white kitchen worktops is to add a splash of colour to the room using patterned fabric on your furniture. A blue striped seat cushion or a purple silk kitchen chair will add interest in an otherwise white kitchen. Another benefit of using fabrics in this way is the ability to change things up from time to time without spending a lot of money. You can switch out a yellow throw pillow for a green chair pad and change the whole look of the room in seconds.
For added depth and accent in a white kitchen, why not spend some time on the weekends scouring flea markets for inexpensive, second-hand white crockery. You will probably not find a complete set, but that’s part of the charm. The various sizes and types of crockery will be a whimsical addition to your kitchen.
White worktops can make your kitchen feel both homey and fresh at the same time. Try some or all of the latest trends above and let your kitchen speak for itself.