White is a great starting point for decorating a kitchen; it’ll make the room feel brighter and more spacious, as well as being versatile enough to match a variety of styles, environments and furniture.
But isn’t all white décor a little boring? What about adding a little flair and character?
Today we’re stepping into the kitchen to take a look at alternative styles and decorative features we can introduce to add character and style to our white base. Let’s get started…
Add a versatile and playful element to your kitchen with chalkboard paint! The dark colour against the white will provide a cool contrast, and it can be used practically or decoratively depending on your mood—a great option for any artists amongst us.
Dashes of bright colour are a great alternative to classic, all-white décor; from delicate pastels to trendy shades, there is nothing better to give a jolt of vivacity to your kitchen. Just look at the extra dimension the cool blue colour brings to the kitchen above!
Strong patchwork effects with ceramics and stoneware will circumvent the monotony of white walls in the kitchen. Just take a look at the example above! The intricate tiles draw focus forming a focal point for the room.
If in the past perfection was the primary goal, now more than ever the paradigm is subverted with rough stone and stucco, or imperfections being the in thing.
Here light neutral tones on the walls blend perfectly with the floor and white ceiling; providing a bridge between the two. In the kitchen area, a strip of attractive tiles provide a natural focal point, as well blending with the colours of the light fixtures and curtains to create a striking colour scheme.
Wallpaper in the kitchen? Madness, we hear you say.
Not necessarily, if you open your mind to the possibility wallpaper can add a whole new dimension to your kitchen’s décor; providing a wide range of patterns and colours. Just make sure you purchase a washable wallpaper to deal with any cooking spills and stains.
Hopefully you’ve been able to draw a little inspiration from our rundown of ways to improve a white kitchen, but if you’re still in need of more kitchen design advice then maybe you should consult a professional.
Alternatively, check out these economic ideas for renovating your kitchen.