SHAKE FRONT KITCHEN - FAVORITE WAYS TO ADD WARMTH TO A WHITE KITCHEN

First. let's start off with talking about white kitchens. Probably no surprise to learn that white kitchens are a favorite of mine. And I might even go a step further and say white is my all time favorite color. Thats not to say though that I don't love color. I absolutely do, it's just that I have an infinity for the timeless quality of white, especially when it comes to kitchen design. 

I know white kitchens aren't for everyone, and not for all of my clients either, but for those who might be on the fence with whether or not to go with stained kitchen cabinets vs white, and are concerned that white will lack warmth, there is no need to worry. There are lots of ways to have the transitional beauty of white cabinets while making sure it still feels warm and inviting. Here's a few of my favorite ways to do it.

tami faulkner design favorite ways to add warmth to a white kitchen

KITCHEN TOUR

To better illustrate, take a look at the Shake Front Kitchen. We still have a ways to go but you can see already how the introduction of the butcher block counter, stained hood and painted island is adding depth, interest and warmth. See more about this project here.

tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design
tami faulkner design

THE TAKE AWAY

  • White kitchens don't have to lack warmth. There are lots of ways to make them feel cozy and inviting, specifically by adding a contrasting color on the island or base cabinets, introducing stained wood on accent counters. open shelves, hoods and flooring, and of course the inclusion of textiles.

There's many, many reasons why white kitchens are a good idea but that will have to wait for another post. In the mean time before you say that a white kitchen isn't for you, you just might want to reconsider.

Until next time....

Tami

PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: RACHEL ALLENE