When it comes to designing a new kitchen or upgrading a new one, there are a lot of trends that come and go. The last thing you want is following some trend that causes your kitchen to look outdated after only a few months. Fortunately, some kitchen design trends never go away. For example, the white kitchen.
The white kitchen is a design trend that has remained popular for decades, and for plenty of good reasons. The following are some of the reasons why white kitchens remain so popular:
White kitchens attract homebuyers
There aren’t many buyers that are going to be turned off by a white kitchen. In fact, white is extremely popular when it comes to certain design elements, such as the kitchen cabinets and kitchen appliances. According to the Home Appliance Manufacturers Association, white appliances outsell all other colors. The National Kitchen and Bath Association has also revealed that white is one of the most popular options for cabinets. This means that a white kitchen is likely to help impress homebuyers should you ever decide to sell your home.
White kitchens have a positive psychological effect
First of all, white is associated with sanitation and health. Designing a white kitchen will help make your kitchen feel cleaner, which will make it feel more comfortable to be in and to cook in. Secondly, psychologists have stated that white has a calming influence on people because it represents purity, innocence, and happiness.
White makes your kitchen feel bigger
If you have a smaller kitchen space, designing a white kitchen can help make it feel much bigger than it is. This is because lighter colors make small spaces feel bigger, and white will also help reflect light more effectively, thereby making your small kitchen feel even more spacious than it is.
White kitchens boast elegant beauty
There’s something very elegant and stylish about white–and you’ll still have plenty of visual depth created by the shadows and architectural elements of your kitchen.
White works for all kitchen styles
It doesn’t matter if you’re creating a more modern or contemporary kitchen space or a rustic or traditional kitchen space, white is likely going to work very well.
White allows for more flexibility
It’s easy to choose different design elements that will work in a harmonious way with a white kitchen design. For example, the use of glass (if you want glass cabinets) or wood (such as for the floors) will go well with white. Stainless steel also works well with white. It’s also worth noting that almost everything is offered in white color options, such as ovens, refrigerators, tiles, countertops, sinks, and more. This means that you won’t have much trouble creating a balanced kitchen aesthetic.
These are just some of the reasons homeowners continue to implement white kitchen designs, and they’re why you should strongly think about going with a white kitchen if you’re looking to upgrade your kitchen’s look. For more kitchen renovation advice or for information about our Conestoga RTA cabinets, be sure to contact us at Lifestyles Cabinetry and Millwork for a free quote today.