Coordinating With Your White Kitchen CabinetsJ&J Construction of Illinois, Inc.
Kitchen renovations are the most sought after home projects. Not only is a kitchen the heart of any home, but the return on investment is fantastic. No matter what kitchen trends come and go, one style will remain constant: white cabinets. White cabinets are not only timeless and classic, but they serve as a neutral palette. Homeowners gravitate toward white kitchen cabinets because they instantly brighten up the space and make it feel airy and clean. If you’re one of the many families with white kitchen cabinets, or are thinking of remodeling to include them, consider how you’ll incorporate them into your overall kitchen aesthetic.
What coordinates best with your white kitchen cabinets? How will your kitchen stand apart from the others? Moreover, how can you make sure that your kitchen doesn’t appear too sterile? Our designers have a few ideas for you to consider as you embark on a remodel or redesign. With key visual details, pops of color, carefully selected materials, and the right lighting, a white kitchen can absolutely feel sophisticated yet warm and inviting.
When working with all-white kitchen cabinets, incorporating visual details is a must. Details include eye-catching hardware, open shelving, or an interesting backsplash. Take a look at this Naperville kitchen that shows off a beautiful ceramic tile backsplash complimenting their white cabinets. Mix and match traditional white cabinets and floating shelves to display fun, decorative pieces or special glassware. Open shelves offer an opportunity to show off a unique collection as well. Additionally, your contractor can recommend a tasteful cabinet glaze that can pick up on angles, adding depth and dimension. Make sure your selection works well with your other finishes.
Don’t be afraid to inject a pop of color–your white cabinets call for it! A popular choice in all-white kitchens is to choose a contrasting center island like this Naperville kitchen with an elegant blue island. If you’re really feeling bold, you can even pair your countertops in a hue of your choice! If you choose a different color for the kitchen island, it becomes a central point of interest, and it’s a great way to blend spaces in an open concept floor plan. If you’re a fan of incorporating blue into your white design, take a look at these inspiring navy kitchen ideas.
Consider including materials like glass and natural wood into your white design. If you’re torn between open shelving or traditional cabinets, opt for glass-fronted cabinets. This is yet another opportunity to display a colorful collection of plates or vases. Warm up your white cabinets with wood accents. This could include a wood center island like you see here, or dark wooden chairs for seating. Pair warm wood or wood-grain flooring with your white cabinetry for a comfortable feel, or select a dark, dramatic wood floor for a more sophisticated, modern look.
Don’t assume that white countertops must sit atop white cabinets. While this look can be gorgeous, consider a quartz countertop that offers a wide array of options including both dark and light veining. Even a subtle touch of gray throughout adds textural and visual interest. Looking for a bit more drama? How about a black countertop? Sleek, black countertops offset crisp white cabinets and create a stunning look.
Lighting is important in kitchens because it creates an inviting space and ensures safety and visibility. Many white cabinet collections come in a clean, front-slab style, which is a perfect match for statement lighting. Take a look at these above-island light fixtures in brass. A touch of gold always adds regality to an all-white kitchen space.
Your cabinets and countertops are installed. Appliances are in. Lighting is decided on. The only decision left to make is what color to paint your kitchen walls. Do you keep them neutral white as well? A buttery beige? Gray? Or is this where you should incorporate that pop of color? White cabinets can fit comfortably in both neutral and bright, bold spaces. If you’re not ready to commit to an entirely colorful kitchen, try an accent wall set as the backdrop to your white cabinets. The most popular kitchen wall paint colors are whites, grays, greens and blues.
White kitchen cabinets are a popular choice year after year. They go with any style option whether contemporary, transitional, or traditional. White kitchens also allow homeowners to have fun changing decor with the seasons, holidays, or ever-changing kitchen decor trends. Enhance the beauty of your white cabinets and transform your neutral kitchen into a classic beauty with these tips.
Our experts are here to help guide you during your kitchen renovation and have years of design experience to share. Feel free to browse through our kitchen gallery for inspiration, and if you’re considering a remodeling project, J&J Construction will work with you to achieve your goals. If you’d like more information don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free phone consultation: Schedule one with our team today!