Adding Color to a White Kitchen
Learn How to Take Your Kitchen from Neutral to Notable
There is so much to love about a white kitchen. White cabinets exude a fresh, clean look that never goes out of style. The neutral hue also gives the illusion of openness and spaciousness – a particularly good benefit for small spaces. And, white creates the perfect blank canvas that you can highlight with a kaleidoscope of colors. With so many benefits, a white kitchen is just a timeless favorite. We understand, however, that you just might want to break up all that neutral with pops of color. Here are some ideas to help you do just that – both during a kitchen remodel as well as after the installation.
Ideas for Bringing in Color During a Kitchen Renovation
Even in a white kitchen, there are ways you can incorporate some color through the room’s main features.
Opt for a Different Colored Island
Your main cabinetry does not have to match your island. Choosing an island in natural wood tones, or in popular color families like grays and blues, can add the right amount of color that pulls the room together.
Complementary Cabinet Colors
There is no rule that all of your cabinets need to be the same color. You could select one color for the upper cabinets and another for the lowers. Another option is to use a complementary cabinet color on different walls. For example, one run of cabinetry could be white, while cabinetry that encases a fridge or serves as a pantry on the opposite side of the room could be a coordinating wood tone.
Transform a Neutral Kitchen with a Tiled Backsplash
A backsplash is the perfect place to bring in a colorful hue. It can add a bit of a pop without detracting from the white cabinetry that is serving as a blank canvas. The backsplash can provide just enough color without taking away from the kitchen’s light, bright feel.
Paint Cabinet Interiors
Incorporate some glass fronted cabinets into your kitchen design, then paint the insides with a bold color choice to make the room and your featured accessories pop.
Choose Colorful Flooring
One way to add visual interest to a white kitchen is through colorful tiled flooring. Whether you prefer an interesting pattern in a bright hue or a natural stone, a tiled floor can totally transform a room.
Pick a Contrasting Vent Hood
While a vent hood that matches or complements the white cabinets is a popular choice, you can add color to the kitchen by installing a vent hood of natural wood tones or metal, such as copper or stainless steel.
How to Add Color AFTER the Kitchen Remodel is Complete
Even if you opted for a completely white kitchen during your renovation – from cabinetry to backsplash and sink – or if you purchased a home with a white kitchen already installed, there are some simple ways to bring color to the space.
Paint the Walls a Pretty Hue
Let the white cabinetry serve as your backdrop and bring in color through the room’s walls. This is a quick and inexpensive way to change up the space.
Utilize Fabric Accents
Layer color throughout a white kitchen through textiles. Pick chairs or chair cushions with colorful patterns. Install a bold window treatment. Add fun dish towels. Place a rug under the dining table or a runner between the cabinetry and island.
Decorate with Colorful Accessories
Bring in colorful accessories, such as cookbooks, a crock filled with cooking utensils, and plants.
If you live in the Bergen County, New Jersey area and are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, give us a call for a free consultation.