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Winning Ways to Warm Up Your White Kitchen

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Done without forethought, the white kitchen can come off as bland and boring. A veritable blank slate. Yet the right combination can nurture a natural, inviting feel that is anything but plain.

Tips on Creating a Warm, Inviting White Kitchen:

  1. Cozy Up to Wood Flooring
    Warm, yellow-toned wood flooring with a light-hue such as toned oak, can add a warm, natural touch to your white kitchen. Pair with warmer toned grey or ‘greige’ cabinets such as Sherwin-Williams ‘Mindful Grey’. Top-off with stunningly white Calacatta marble countertops, adding neutral white walls and trim to round-out your color scheme. Add a pop of interest, choosing dark metals for hardware, vent hood, appliances and accent pieces from stools to pendant lighting and décor.

  2. Create a Cottage-Like Feel with Floor-to-Ceiling Wood Accents
    The inclusion of mid to light-hued wood planking with orange or yellow tones such as those found in oak, maple and hickory can provide an abundance of warmth and coziness. No need to be too ‘matchy-matchy’ with lumber families, so long as colors don’t clash. Complement your design with board-and-batten walls in neutral white. Add a farm-style table island paired with white Shaker-style cabinets, topping off counters with easy-care white engineered quartz. An ideal choice for rustic or farmhouse-style kitchens with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, this scheme offers a relaxing, inviting kitchen space perfect for spending time with the family.

  3. Add Glamour & Warmth with a Stunning Lighting Centerpiece
    Set the stage with white inset or Shaker-style kitchen cabinets and neutral white walls, topping off countertops with a neutral white, lightly veined natural stone such as Carrera or Mont Blanc marble, or an engineered quartz look alike. Then put a stunningly gold chandelier center stage above your kitchen island, alongside a light-hued, warm-toned onyx or backlit onyx backsplash. Place hand-scraped walnut flooring underfoot for depth, tying in the look with dark hardware.


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