White kitchens timeless and classic, remain ever popular, sometimes though a splash of colour is needed to bring the look alive. How can we best use colour to bring a little more excitement in a big way? The great thing about an all-white kitchen is that any punches of colour you add will make maximum impact and stand out, and there are plenty of easy and inexpensive ways to do so.
Accessorise with colourful items
Placing bright objects on open shelves, in glass-fronted cabinets or even just on the worktops is the easiest, least permanent way to experiment and will allow you to change the colours when you’re ready for an update.
Add new kitchen stools
An all-white background will let you experiment and indulge your creative side with colour or print, on selected pieces.
Choose a different colour for the kitchen island
This adds a wonderful big block of colour and is really easy to do. Choose heritage colours for a country kitchen, or more vivid tones for a modern look.
Use light grey
If brighter colours make you nervous but you’re ready for a change, consider a pale, elegant grey. It will change the feel of your kitchen but will soothe rather than shock your system.
Add one big, bold splashback
There’s nothing better than an all-white backdrop to highlight an expressive, bold splash back; this one really adds a wow factor.
Go for colourful appliances
There’s more to choose from than just black, white and stainless steel. Stoves, fridge-freezers and dishwashers all now come in a rainbow of colours.
Use colour in fabric accents
Another great opportunity to add colour in the kitchen is with window treatments. Roman blinds like these can be pulled up or down, allowing you to control how much of the colour and pattern shows, depending on what you’re in the mood for. This floral design adds to the country feel of the kitchen, as do the wall-hung plates – another way to bring in a hit of colour.