Why White Kitchens Are Timeless
When you think of the classic white kitchen, you automatically think of the Jazz Era. Upscale, luxurious homes, with large chi-chi dining rooms and grand kitchens, decorated the upmarket neighborhoods in the US during this time.
But the Jazz Era also set standards for the modern day American home. And the classic white kitchen is one of the levels of quality that triumphs over other designs any day.
This doesn’t mean your kitchen’s interior has to offer tableaux of expensive furnishings, paintings, and fixtures.
A white kitchen offers timeless beauty and can add life to an otherwise dull interior. How’s that possible when white is associated with minimalism? Let’s take a look:
An Array of Opportunities to Get Creative
One of the best things about white kitchens is that you can put on your creative cap. Because the space is minimalistic, there are tons of things you can do.
You can paint one side of the wall and hang paintings on the other side. Even if you don’t go all out, it’ll still add vibrancy to the interior. It’ll bring your kitchen to life.
The best thing about white is that it allows for contrast and will go with pretty much every color. However, we recommend going with warm hues because they tend to make your kitchen look more welcoming.
Red, orange, olive green, and burgundy are some of the colors you can go with.
A Clean, Organized Look
Let’s take the Henry Ford quote, “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black,” and change black to white.
In the early 20s and 30s, black worked for cars and white worked for kitchens. There’s a theory behind that. White was associated with sanitization and health during that era. Cars would get muddy but a kitchen was always expected to be organized, clean and spotless.
This still rings true today. Even with an array of colorful options, when you walk into a white kitchen, you can’t help but marvel at its beauty. The first thought that comes to mind is, “This looks stunning and spotless!”
This is also because white furnishings are difficult to maintain if you’re careless with them.
Small Kitchens Look Spacious
White is a contrast and it makes small spaces look wider. Color therapists say that white is associated with positivity.
It can make your kitchen look spacious because it reflects light. Furthermore, white kitchen cabinet doors create shadows and effects. What this does is make them look detailed and adds depth to the interior of your kitchen.
So when you add décor and paintings, you’re incorporating minor details that add significant dimension to the kitchen.
We can help you design the perfect white kitchen for your home. Our custom cabinet designs are not only flawless; they can bring out the best in your kitchen.
From steel cabinets to wooden ones, we can find just what you’re looking for!
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