Few things are as classic as a white kitchen and it looks as great in a remodeled character home as it does in an industrial loft apartment. However, this is also the type of kitchen where the insight of a residential architect is critical, providing the detail and visual interest that brings a white kitchen to life rather than leaving it looking like a blank canvas. Here are some tips for this design project.
Mix Your Materials
When you’re working with white, textures are your go-to source for creating eye-catching features. Try to contrast different textures to achieve an overall design style, whether it’s contrasting soft chalk-painted cabinets with high-gloss countertops or a gleaming clean subway tile backsplash with a variated natural stone countertop.
Focus on the Details
White kitchens use plenty of detail to take the place of color, so consider how you can add detail in your space. Think about shaker-style cabinetry with custom handles, unusual faucets and dramatic lighting, patterns in your tile or countertops. Décor is a great touch in white kitchens because it pulls the style together. Engraved mirrors or crystal chandeliers add touches of Art Deco, a unique free-standing welsh dresser delivers an eclectic farmhouse addition, and built-in bookcases create a cozy, live-in feel.
Use Natural Neutrals
A white kitchen doesn’t have to be white from top to bottom, and natural neutral materials add warmth and contrast without detracting from the color theme. Wood brings warmth and coziness, and can be designed to enhance modern or rustic styles. Stone adds texture and pattern, and can be an eye-catching feature for a kitchen island, a backsplash or floor.
When remodeling your kitchen or building a new kitchen, a residential architect can help you create unique kitchen features that highlight its style. From brick-vaulted ceilings, cozy window reading nooks to displayed wine cellars and vast picture windows, you can work with your architect to make your kitchen more than interior design.
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