When you add white into your kitchen, you create a lighter, airy feeling in the room. White reflects light and creates a larger feel to a small space. When people are asked what they feel when they see white, they often respond that white feels “clean” or “fresh.” Of course, everyone wants their kitchen to have a fresh, clean feel, which is why adding white is a great way to achieve that. These simple tips can help you add white to your kitchen if you are considering a remodel or simply want a change.
Cabinetmakers say that white continues to be one of the most popular choices for kitchens. White cabinets provide a sleek, modern look or can add a cozy, country charm. White cabinets simply never seem to go out of style which is good news for your home’s resale value.
And the Kitchen Sink
Farmhouse sinks are the latest trend in kitchen sinks, giving your kitchen a throwback look that is also timeless. Farmhouse sinks are also deeper than traditional sinks, giving you room to scrub those big soup pots or the family-sized frying pan that never seems to fit in a regular sink. Farmhouse sinks are classics with deep basins and an apron panel that is set off from the cabinetry and countertop. Although many farmhouse sinks need custom cabinetry, many over-the-counter models have been designed to fit in traditional sink cut-outs, allowing you to simply replace your old sink with a new one.
Remember the Counter
Stone countertops are extremely popular due to their durability and classic look. A white marble countertop adds a classic, elegant look to any kitchen. You may wish to choose granite or engineered stone like quartz, both offering their own benefits. Quartz gives the appearance of marble at a lower cost while granite is known for its patina and durability.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the easiest ways to add white into your kitchen is by painting the walls white, but with so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right shade of “white.” Sherwin Williams announced that “alabaster” is the trending color for 2016 because it is not as stark as a hospital wall but still provides that fresh, clean feeling. Before painting the walls, however, it is a good idea to test the color in your kitchen. Paint a foamboard in the color you have chosen and place it in different spots in the kitchen throughout the day to see how different lights affect the color. This can help you choose a color that looks inviting in all types of lighting.
White Over Stainless
During your kitchen remodel, you will need to replace appliances. If you have grown weary of cleaning the smudges from your stainless steel, consider replacing those appliances with white. Many appliance companies now offer glass-like surfaces even in white appliances so you still get the shine of stainless but with the crisp feel of white. If you want a truly built in look, consider appliances that allow custom panels that hide them in the cabinetry.
White is timeless and ageless, even in your kitchen. If you are considering a kitchen remodel and are interested in ways to add white into your kitchen, give us a call or visit our website to see what bright white options we have to offer.