12 Jan 2023

Kitchen design trends, not unlike fashion trends, come and go every year. And just like some of the more everlasting ones, some stay longer than others.

Kitchen remodelling is an expensive project and any decision related to incorporating the latest trends has to be thought through carefully. Not everyone has the money to change the kitchen every year. So, you have to be careful with your choices so that the final design lasts for a good ten years or so.

What’s so great about white kitchen cabinets, anyway?

Colour therapists highly recommend having an all-white space in the house to feel inspired and refreshed. Why shouldn’t it be a kitchen since it is the heart of any home.

Airy and Spacious

Along with white cabinets come a handful of buzz-words, two of which are “airy and spacious.” This is due to the way our eyes perceive things. Dark colours are reminiscent of enclosed spaces, nighttime, or cloud cover. Lighter colours are found outside, in the sunshine and in nature. Our human brains are conditioned to connect light and bright colours with airy and spacious surroundings.

White Kitchens Go With Absolutely Everything

When we say a “white kitchen” we don’t mean that absolutely everything has to be white.

The beauty of having white as a base colour is that it’s a blank canvas for you to add pops of colour, texture and personality. These can include feature walls, a splashback, brightly-coloured bar stools and colourful utensils. Wood floors are a good idea to add some texture to an all-white kitchen. Likewise, the veins of real granite or marble countertops will definitely bring a degree of elegance to otherwise dull surfaces. Stainless steel appliances coupled with metal cabinet handles are another way to add some design style to a white kitchen.

White is such a versatile colour that if in a few years’ time, you feel like a change, you’ll have a timeless canvas to work from.

White is Timeless

When it gets right down to it, white cabinets are timeless. They have been a top trend for years, and even decades. This is important because designing a timeless kitchen means you only have to remodel once or twice in a home’s lifetime.

White Kitchens Make Us Feel Happy and Relaxed

There are plenty of emotional reasons, as well as practical ones, why white is a great kitchen colour.

In terms of psychology, we tend to associate white with purity and cleanliness—both of which are qualities we’re likely to look for where food is being prepared. Colour therapists also suggest that white is strengthening, calming, and nurturing and that it awakens creativity—perfect for inspiring new recipes!

Yet, as we said before, we don’t mean it has to be all white! You don’t want your upstyle kitchen to feel cold and clinical. If you use white as your base, you can easily introduce warmer colours and textures. Wooden furnishings or coloured walls or tiles will help add warmth to the space. You can also add elements such as flowers to create a welcoming feel. If you have white kitchen cabinets, for example, the unique texture and patterns found in real wood or natural stone can offset it without being too intrusive.

Potential Buyers Will Like It

When it comes to selling your home, the safest bet is to go for white. After all, if you buy a ‘trendy’ property from the 70s then that avocado enamel and dark wood panelling are probably going to be the first thing you rip out. It’s therefore likely to impact what you want to pay for the property. For a timeless kitchen design, white is the way to go.

Whatever the style a white kitchen colour is always a unique and interesting approach to making the basic space of your home even more beautiful. White and its shadows can implement the most intense palette. Such a kitchen will easily stand the test of time and will never go out of fashion.


Once you have decided that a new or upstyled kitchen is the right for you, contact a professional electrician like Allyn White Electrical to help you with your kitchen lighting design before you renovate.  

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