Are White Kitchens Boring?

With all the wonderful furniture finishes and colours available today, white might be considered somewhat safe - one might even say boring. However, regardless of kitchen style or budget, white remains the ‘evergreen’ choice for a wide variety of reasons.

Whilst colour trends might come and go, white - in a whole variety of shades and finishes remains a classical, timeless choice and offers many virtues.

White kitchen furniture provides a perfect blank canvas for exciting and quirky accessories.

White kitchen furniture provides a perfect blank canvas for exciting and quirky accessories.

From a practical point of view, a white kitchen isn’t prone to fashions and never dates; therefore, as a finish it’s less likely to require an expensive update, with a fresh coat of paint on the walls or replacement kitchens doors in years to come.

Details such as the simplistic cut-in handle turn a white kitchen into one with the wow factor!

Details such as the simplistic cut-in handle turn a white kitchen into one with the wow factor!

It can also be thought of as a more hygienic choice. It has the effect of looking clean and you can more readily see spillages, splashes and dirty marks – all of which can quickly be removed with a warm soapy cloth.

Lighter paint shades and finishes, and in particular white, give the illusion of space since they reflect all the available light. This makes white the perfect choice for confined kitchen spaces such as those often found in the Victorian and Edwardian style town-houses, where rooms are narrow. A darker colour of finish would serve to visually close the space in; yet white has the effect of making a room feel much bigger and brighter. 

White kitchen furniture and interior walls act as the perfect ‘blank canvas’ for exciting accessories that can make a kitchen space far from boring. A white background allows bold and colourful details to stand out; details that can give your kitchen space a totally unique feel and that certain ‘WOW’ factor.

The eye-catching placement of two contrasting wall units creates real impact in this largely white kitchen.

The eye-catching placement of two contrasting wall units creates real impact in this largely white kitchen.

These details can come from stylish furniture handles and knobs, vibrant worktops and stunning splash backs, such as designer tiles, colourful kiln fired glass or even some well chosen pieces of wall art.

An off-white kitchen looks sensational with Walnut accents and handles.

An off-white kitchen looks sensational with Walnut accents and handles.

Whilst it might be the case that white furniture is used predominantly to give a much needed feeling of space, accent details or a focal piece of furniture, such as a central island unit could benefit from a bold colour to add definition to the kitchen and provide a striking visual contrast to the white cabinetry. 

Create a focal point and striking visual impact with a bank of tall units in contrasting woodgrain.

Create a focal point and striking visual impact with a bank of tall units in contrasting woodgrain.

At Ray Munn Kitchens, we have striking high gloss white – streamlined, Italian designer kitchen furniture which can be combined with wonderful natural timber finishes and colours to good effect.

Team soft grey with white for truly classic style.

Team soft grey with white for truly classic style.

We also have classical, in-frame. hand made kitchen cabinetry that can be custom painted to match any white or light paint finishes offered by the premium quality paint brands.

Is white boring? Definitely no. White is creativity’s best friend, helping it to thrive and stand out in so many different ways.