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27 tricks to guarantee your white kitchen will dazzle

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Are you teetering on the edge of installing an all white kitchen in your home? But are you worried it will look too stark or impersonal? Well, we've got some amazing ideas for you! It's often not a case of making your kitchen more interesting to compensate for the lack of colour, but rather how you accessorise and contrast it.

Take a look at our ideas for adding something extra to your new white kitchen and see if you could hold off calling in the kitchen planners

We've got faith in your design skills, so give it a whirl!

1. Add as much light as you can

To keep it looking super bright and clean.

2. Contrast gloss white with natural wood

This will add warmth.

3. Granite or marble countertops will add luxury

As well as a new feature colour.

4. Don't just stick to standard shapes

Embrace some curves where you can!

5. Go for smooth-fronted cabinets without handles

For a really modern feel.

6. Try to find futuristic appliances and accessories, such as extractors

Cascade House - Single Family House in Bürstadt, Germany Modern kitchen by Helwig Haus und Raum Planungs GmbH Modern
Helwig Haus und Raum Planungs GmbH

Cascade House—Single Family House in Bürstadt, Germany

Helwig Haus und Raum Planungs GmbH

This will make the white seem even more modern.

7. Don't forget that small spaces can look much bigger when decorated with white

Just keep everything proportional.

8. White can be homely when you warm it up a little

Try patterned wall tiles for a funky and fun twist.

9. If you don't want the kitchen to look too modern

Rear Extension Modern dining room by Oakman Modern

Rear Extension


Install a family dining table instead of an island.

10. Don't forget to get your ceiling in on the white action

A cottage of two halves Country style kitchen by Forest Eyes Photography Country
Forest Eyes Photography

A cottage of two halves

Forest Eyes Photography

Even wooden beams look wonderful painted white!

11. Keep things cool and crisp

By only selecting brushed metal appliances for a contemporary look.

12. You don't have to avoid all other colours

Consider adding a feature wall in a pastel colour to heighten the white.

13. Your floor can be amazing when your walls are plain white

Love the classic checkerboard design!

14. Offset dazzling white with some softer, neutral tones

Contemporary take on a French Country Kitchen Eclectic style kitchen by At No 19 Eclectic
At No 19

Contemporary take on a French Country Kitchen

At No 19

To create a soft but modern vibe. This is perfect for a country kitchen.

15. Why not go a little dramatic with your wall art?

It'll really contrast with the white kitchen and still look amazingly chic.

16. If you have space for a kitchen island

MR & MRS SHEPHERD'S KITCHEN Modern kitchen by Diane Berry Kitchens Modern
Diane Berry Kitchens


Diane Berry Kitchens

Make it more than just a surface you cook on. Extend it out into a dining table and add colourful chairs for extra pizzazz!

17. To add colour

Think about having open bookcases in your white kitchen, filled with books that have colourful spines.

18. If you have perfectly good cabinets

But want to go a little more minimal, simply paint them white with suitable paint. You can also add new handles.

19. For real impact

Contrast white cabinets and surfaces with a dark wall. Under cupboard lighting is a great addition.

20. Avoid your kitchen looking too cold

By throwing in some amazing retro furniture.

21. If you want to embrace pared back minimalism

Don't feel pressured to include top cupboards. Simply have open white walls with shelves instead.

22. In an open-plan kitchen/dining room area

You can mark out the different functions with a patterned floor. It'll add some fabulous style to an all-white area.

23. For small, punchy pops of colour

Contrasting your appliances with a white kitchen is a great idea. We think black is the perfect choice for a classic monochrome feel.

24. In a narrow kitchen

White will work well to widen the space if you arrange your cabinets symmetrically.

25. Wall decals make ideal temporary design changes

Your options are limitless on a white wall, from a cool quote to an amazing pattern or picture!

26. If you want to go futuristic

Make sure you include lots of reflective materials. We love these metal pebble-effect wall tiles.

27. Don't think white can't be rustic

Make sure to have lots of utensils, accessories and traditionally styled cabinets and you'll be set.

For even more kitchen inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 22 kitchen tricks that will save you time (and patience).

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