How To Add Warmth To A White Kitchen
Are you struggling to find inspiration for updating your white kitchen? Trying to find the right colours and tones to add warmth to your space, without making it look outdated, can be a tough balancing act. Let’s explore how to introduce warmth so you can transform your kitchen into a cozy, inviting space.
Use Warmer White and Off-White Tones
Transitioning from stark white to warmer white and off-white tones can make a huge difference. These shades will:
- Make your kitchen feel more inviting
- Balance the sterility of the ultra-white kitchen
- Blend easily with other colours and materials
If you like the look of a white marble countertop, consider one with warmer grey or brown tones mixed into the design, instead of cool grey veins. Harlow, by Cambria Surfaces, is a great example to check out.
Pro Tip: To choose the right off-white tone, consider the amount of natural light in your kitchen, the warmth of your lighting sources, and the other colours in your space.
Embrace Light-Coloured Wood Grains
Photos by @cambriasurfaces
Lighter and natural wood stains/finishes on alder, birch, maple, and bleached walnut are trending in 2023. They will add texture, depth, and contrast to enhance the warmth in your kitchen.
Introduce wood through:
- Kitchen island countertops
- Open shelving
- Range hood
- Furniture such as chairs or bar stools
- And more
Wood Cabinets or Countertops
Mix and match white cabinets with wooden countertops or vice versa.
Consider light wood or wood-effect flooring. The contrast between the white walls and ceiling with the wood flooring will make your kitchen appear spacious.
Add Small Wood Accents
The wood grain of this wine bottle and glassware open cabinet creates balance with the bright white countertops and backsplash.
Accessories and Accents
Wooden accessories, like cutting boards and utensil holders, will add subtle warmth.
Pro Tip: Consider taking things one step further and mixing metals by adding brass or gold-toned hardware with your existing stainless steel appliances. Doing this will add another layer of warmth and provide a modern touch.
Ready to warm up your white kitchen? At Sutcliffe Kitchens, we’re passionate about ensuring that your kitchen reflects your lifestyle and personality. Book a consultation with us today. Let’s create a kitchen you’ll love.