When it comes to remodeling your kitchen the colour scheme is often one of the most difficult choices to make. You want to be trendy but you also want something that will withstand the test of time and stay trendy in the years to come.
We suggest opting for a white kitchen. White has, and will, stand the test of time. It is clean and fresh and can be fit with accessories to accommodate changing trends or your changing personal tastes. White can however be seen as boring, which is why many choose to avoid it, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are three things to consider when planning a white kitchen:
1. Shades of white
A white kitchen doesn’t mean that everything has to be the exact same shade of white. We suggest building your kitchen cabinets in one shade and add on kitchen countertops and tiles in a slightly different shade for variety and a sense of depth.
PG Bison offers a few different white colour options in both their MelaWood and Formica LifeSeal Worktop ranges. The MelaWood range offers Super White, and Iceberg White as well as Summer White in their MelaWood SupaGloss range. With Formica LifeSeal Worktops you can choose between Brooklyn Loft, White Myraid, White, and Kristall which all keep with the white theme, but range in tonal value.
2. Wall space
Some prefer to tile their entire kitchen, including the walls, where others prefer to leave some space for paint. When choosing an all-white kitchen it is best to leave some wall space. This way, if the white gets a bit dull you can brighten up your kitchen with paint. A neutral cream or light grey will complement the all-white look, or you can add in a splash of colour, such a s a bright feature wall, if you find the white becomes too much.
The benefit here is that paint colours are easier and less expensive to change than kitchen cabinets.
3. Complimentary elements
In essence an all-white kitchen should be just that – all white. You can, however, brighten this up without taking away from the crisp and clean white interior look. Natural elements such as stone or concrete (perhaps used for the countertops), wood, and greens such as pot plants or fresh flowers can brighten up any kitchen. Stainless steel appliances can be used to add a modern feel. Wooden floorboards can be installed to add a country feel.