You did it–you followed the white hot kitchen trend. You’re loving your new kitchen. It’s so clean! So perfect! So...white? Here’s the truth: as beautiful and pristine as white hot kitchens are, some homeowners will find themselves wishing for just a little added pizzaz. That’s why we’ve come up with a few things you can do to make those white kitchen cabinets stand out even more–and keep yourself from being bored with an all-white kitchen.
Opt for bold appliances: Just because the white hot trend is alive and well doesn’t mean you need to make everything white hot. When it comes time to update your appliances, make sure you choose a bold color that offsets your cabinets. Perhaps you install a blue refrigerator or a black stove. Whatever you choose, bold appliances are sure to help those white cabinets stand out even more.
Create Unusual Patterns: You can make your entire kitchen white hot, but still give it a little bit of an edge. Take a white backsplash for instance. While there are plain white backsplashes available, you can also shake up the white hot look with a swirled or sparkly white backsplash instead. Stick with the theme, but make the smaller details of your kitchen memorable. Perhaps you’re using white tiling along kitchen walls. Try organizing the tiles in different ways to make unique patterns or consider using a darker grout to really make white tile pop.
Hang Open Shelving: While your new cabinets are no doubt beautiful, everyone can still use some extra space. Hang a single open shelf somewhere it can be of use in your newly remodeled kitchen. Put a shelf just above your sink and place hand soaps and a sponge bowl on top of it. Hang an open shelf on your white wall and use it to store your dishes or extra pots and pans. Open shelving is a great way to make the fact that you have beautiful white cabinets stand out even more.
Install a Docking Drawer: When you want to really make those white cabinets stand out, install a kitchen charging station, such as a Docking Drawer, inside. When guests (or members of your household) need to charge their iPods, laptops, tablets, and watches, simply plug them into a hidden Docking Drawer outlet. It’ll help keep your white hot kitchen looking organized and clutter-free.
Get Bold with Hardware: Just because your cabinets are white doesn’t mean you need to use white hardware. Switch up the look of your beautifully remodeled kitchen by adding a touch of color to your knobs. From pewter to quartz and everything in between, kitchen hardware is a great way to make a statement in your white hot kitchen without going overboard. Need more hardware inspiration? Visit our Pinterest board or our partner Hafele!
There are plenty of ways you can make your white cabinets stand out. While we’ve listed some of our favorites above, we’d love to see your photos of what you did to keep your white hot kitchens trendy. Plus, send us your photos and you could add $1000 to your bank account!