Tricks to spice it up.
White is still the number one colour chosen for a new kitchen. Sometimes its a design choice, but a lot of the time it’s the safe choice! Nothing wrong with that, it’s neutral and you can’t really go wrong, but it can be a bit boring if the design didn’t get a lot of attention. Most people like a white kitchen, that is also a pro if you want to sell your house in the near future. So big chance the new home you buy has a white kitchen. If you don’t want to replace your kitchen because of your budget or because it’s simply still working and doesn’t need to be renewed yet. Below are some tips and tricks to spice up your white kitchen and give it a bit more personality.
1. get creative with your backsplash
With your backsplash you can easily add some colour and personality to your kitchen.
This copper example is from a home in Amsterdam featured in VT Wonen Magazine. It’s not just pretty, copper is also a pleasant material to use. No erosion, easy to work with because it’s a soft metal and not to forget copper has an anti-bacterial practice. And besides all that it’s a sustainable choice, by remelting you can use copper again and again.
Or go for some beautiful tiles to add some colour and texture. Tiles in a special shape or go for rectangular ones, tiled in a pattern, like the trendy herringbone motif.
2. walls don't have to be white
Like you probably saw on the examples above, colour can easily be added by painting the walls next to or above the backsplash. But another choice is to go for a feature wall with exposed brickwork. One of my favourites!
3. change the appliances
Don’t hide your appliances in cabinets but show them and choose for a bold statement.
Change the appliances to a black version and choose for black door handles. This brings more contrast to your kitchen, but still keeping it minimalistic. This kitchen on the right was featured in the book Homebody by Joanna Gaines.
Another option is to go a bit bolder and use brass as a colour! And for the one who dares even a brass sink, this one is form the Swedish brand Ballingslov.
4. And then there was light...
Spice up that white kitchen with some beautiful light fixtures.
This kitchen was designed by Soft Interiors, this apartment is based in Minsk and inspired by London. I love what they did with the ventilation pipe, now it’s made into a feature.
mix and match
The best results come from mixing and matching these tips above! Do you love the ideas, but you still don’t know where to start? Send me a text or use the contact form on the website. I would love to meet you for a free intake & help you out!