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Adding Character and Color To Your White Kitchen !

Adding Character and Color To Your White Kitchen

There’s a lot to love about white kitchens.

Not only is white refreshingly clean, bright, and attractive, but it also manages to be simultaneously trendy and timeless. Added to that, it’s universal appeal also makes it a wonderful investment; if you’re selling your home anytime soon, future owners are almost guaranteed to appreciate the stylish, clean slate in the kitchen.

So, is there a downside?

In some cases, too much white is too much of a good thing. At the end of the update, a homeowner is left with an absence of color that they start to regret. Maybe not right away, but eventually.

The key is to create balance - you can have all the benefits of a white kitchen when you blend a little additional color into the mix.

Ways to Balance Your White Kitchen with Color

#1 - Accent Colors

Whether you add a subtle (or not so subtle) color to your kitchen island or paint an accent wall, introducing an attractive contrast can be just the variety you need.

You may also want to consider painting your island a different color. This is a very popular tactic for breaking up white spaces, and it's easy to see why.

Countryside Traditional Kitchen - Astro Design - Ottawa
Photo by Astro Design Centre

#2 - Offer a Stark Contrast

If you’re investing in a full kitchen remodel, use surfaces like your backsplash, countertop, or appliances to contrast with the surrounding white. There are incredible, unique options available. As you choose lights and appliances, for example, think bigger than standard black, white, or stainless. Dig deep into brighter, bolder colors that will really stand out.

#3 - Add Warmth to the Mix

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Photo by MB Jessee -
White can feel a little chilly.

You certainly can warm it up with accent colors like we touched on above, but remember, you don’t have to create this variety with a new paint color. Wood elements like stained shelving, the chairs/stools you choose at the island, a butcher block surface, and other ruggedly natural details will complement the white beautifully and provide a warmer, homier aesthetic.

#4 - Talk to Your Painter About a Warmer White

There are countless options to choose from. If creating too cold or crisp an environment is a concern to you, ask your painter about warmer whites that are less stark and more inviting.

Would you like more ideas and inspiration for how to decorate and style your white kitchen space? Be sure to take a look at this article from Porch.com.

And, if you live in the Bay Area, we hope you'll reach out to us at MB Jessee with any and all house painting questions you may have. We'd love the chance to serve you!


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