An all white kitchen can feel fresh and bright but has the tendancy to look a little sterile, take the edge off with simple, colour updates
1. Add a pop of black
Update an all-white cooking and dining space with a monochrome kitchen colour scheme. This timeless duo of black and white doesn’t have to belong to a modern space alone; it’s just as much at home in a classic or country kitchen.
Matte black finishes rather than anything too glossy works with this look, so go for ceramics with an artisan feel, traditional spindle-back chairs or a simple pendant light.
Wall tiles, Lustrum Electra Panna tiles in ivory, £85.33 per m2, Topps Tiles
2. Use window treatments
Blind fabric, Summer Strawberries, £49 per m, Vintage Prints collection, Sanderson at Jane Clayton
Add a vibrant splash of colour to a white kitchen with your window treatments. Go for a country look with a vintage style print or add some fresh Scandi tones of blue and yellow. Pick out the accent colours in the fabric for kitchen accessories and ceramics.
For stylish Roman blinds, take a look at the selection available at John Lewis
3. Add bright units
More suited to a modern kitchen; a section of bright gloss units in the mix of all-white adds an unexpected blast of colour. Try bold, primary colours for a contemporary finish and striking contrast against existing white units.
Jarsta kitchen, from £40, Ikea
4. Use natural tones
Supreme table in white, £965; Heritage Turner bench in white, £935, both Lilly Loray
Fresh green plants and herbs bring to life an all-white scheme. Furniture, accessories and smart kitchen lighting ideas in either dark wood for a rustic or country finish, or pale, blonde wood for a sleeker, Scandi style warm up a cool, white kitchen.
Marsta kitchen units, from £40, Ikea
5. Invest in colourful appliances
Smeg TR4110 Range Cooker, from £1,999, John Lewis
Don’t be put off by brightly coloured appliances. Just ensure you’re happy with the colour you choose as they’re such a big investment! For a country style, pastel tones are perfect for a subtle injection of colour. Go with bold brights for a contemporary or retro style kitchen and strong heritage tones for a traditional kitchen.
6. Mix and match chairs
Whether you like eclectic, painted wooden chairs, colourful industrial metal chairs, or bright designer-style seats, this idea works for any style of kitchen and with a blank white canvas you can go for a whole array of colours.
For a range of colourful dining chairs, try Habitat.
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