White kitchens continue to be one of the most popular kitchen designs. However, avoiding a stark color scheme that may appear cold and clinical is an obstacle many face. Create an overall aesthetic that is anything but polar and keep your white kitchen warm and welcoming with our tips!
Large all white kitchens are tricky to pull off as they so often veer into frigid territory. One of our favorite ways to warm up an all-white space is to incorporate pattern. Matching roman shades with brown, taupe, and beige stripes is the perfect complement to this otherwise cool space. We love how the warm striped shades and barstools contrast with the cool white cabinetry and subway tile backsplash. The combination of mixed metals from the zinc range hood and dual pendants furthers this thoughtfully planned color scheme.
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Warm Up Metals
This white and gray kitchen nails the balance between warm and cool with statement making brushed gold hardware. With a beautiful neutral background of light gray cabinets, lightly veined countertops, and a white tile backsplash, we just can’t take our eyes off the bright gold cup pulls and knobs. This impeccably designed space makes the most of warm accents by displaying decorative glassware with matching gold tones in a glass front cabinet.
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Embrace Upholstered Pieces
Warmth can come in many forms, including visually and texturally interesting textiles and fabrics. This kitchen incorporates warm accents in many forms, like the butcher block island, taupe backsplash, and softly pleated drapery. Our favorite feature, however, is the built-in upholstered banquette. The cozy corner seat adorned with plump patterned pillows in a variety of warm tones has this kitchen feeling more like a living space than simply a work space.
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Warm Woven Texture
This coastal kitchen proves that warmth can comes from texture like the woven navy and white seats on the French bistro stools and white wicker pendant lights. While the color scheme is decidedly cool with a large expanse of white along with the light blue island, texture is all this space requires to create a balance of warm and cool elements. Bamboo roman shades complement the light wood in the barstools and the rope extending from the pendants.
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Nothing creates a sensation of warmth in a kitchen like this reclaimed barn wood island. Weathered warm wood helps define the space with a rustic, natural aesthetic that contrasts beautifully with shiny mirror pendants and a crisp white cabinet exteriors, backsplash, and walls. The relaxed island helps to create a focal anchor point in an otherwise all white kitchen.
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Pulling off the perfect light kitchen that also possesses warmth and an inviting aesthetic is no easy feat. Be open to experimenting with different backsplash tiles, wall paints, flooring, and decorative accents to find the right balance for your space. Get ready for your new kitchen and checkout more inspiration straight from MBS Interiors!