I love an all white kitchen.
White granite, white cabinets, white subway tile; it all makes me feel like that emoji with the big heart eyes. Pair all of that sparkling white with stainless steel appliances and you’ve just whipped up my dream kitchen scenario (and, yes, I have a toddler!).
Sadly, many people find an all white kitchen to be sterile or devoid of character but I am here to show you the light (the bright, white light). If you find yourself in a home with an all white kitchen or are feeling like your stainless appliances are feeling a bit ‘hospital chic’, there are many quick, cheap tricks to warm up the space.
So today I’m sharing 4 super simple and cost effective ways to warm up an all white kitchen, directly from my kitchen renovation project.
Adding a pop of color – especially a bold color – can be the quickest and most cost effective way to warm up an all white space. For our kitchen, I chose pops of cherry red and love how the high chair and tea kettle stand out in the crowd. I mean, if you have to stare at a high chair all day, why not choose one in a fun color?
Dish towels, small framed prints and even seat cushions and fabric are perfect places to bring in a bold statement color.
2. Natural Elements
Not interested in displaying a ton of decor items on your counter tops? No worries, you can use your weekly grocery run to keep your kitchen cozy. Display lemons, limes, oranges, Granny Smith Apples or avocados in a clear bowl on your counter for a natural touch that eases the industrial feel of stainless appliances.
3. Eye Pleasing Storage in Metallic Tones
I found myself without adequate wine storage (that was within reach) in my new kitchen so I pulled out one of my favorite wedding gifts and adore the rich copper shade against the white subway tile and grey swirled granite. Not only does the wine storage make me happy to gaze upon come 5 o’clock but the bottles add fun visual interest and break up the all white plane of the counter top. And I have one less large, bulky item taking up space in my cabinets.
4. Glass Front Cabinet Drawers
All photos by Christa Rene Photography