The trend is clearly moving in the direction of white kitchens. The kitchen images from our current projects prove it: almost every second one is finished with white countertops, whether marble, granite countertop or quartz countertop. It's easy to see why: white makes a room looks bigger and airier, and brings out other elements. Wood floors look more precious when paired with white, pendant lights stand out as sculptural elements, and stainless steel appliances sparkle. Add marble countertop and backsplash or a marble-look countertop of Silestone, Caesarstone or Cambria and you get a luxurious touch.
A white kitchen also requires regular maintenance to stay sparkling clean. And for this very reason, we don't recommend a marble countertop, because this natural stone is soft and porous, so it gets scratches and stains easily, and acidic foods can attack the surface sheen. If you are unable to prevent the inevitable signs of scratches and stains, consider alternative materials such as granite or quartz countertops.
A minimalist white kitchen looks simple, but it is the fine art of decorating. In a minimalist kitchen, there are only the things that are actually used. Table, chairs, stove and cabinets - that's all a kitchen needs to please. The pure white kitchen perfects the minimalist look and gives the home simple elegance. Even though we may not be able to put our finger on it: There's something about white.
White creates a sense of relaxation and clarity, space and light in the room. It appears businesslike and light. There are many types of white. Depending on the characteristics of the color and the environment, white can have a different aura. When white is mixed with a little blue, green, yellow, brown, gray or even pink, it still looks like white - but the result is different in each case.
Cream white and ivory white, for example, have a yellowish tinge, which gives them a homely look and makes them particularly suitable for shabby chic or country house style furnishings. Old white, on the other hand, is broken up by a bit of brown and thus looks much cozier right away. Especially in kitchens with little daylight, refracted warm whites bring light and above all warmth into the kitchen. White with a cool color cast, on the other hand, can quickly look uncomfortable. Here you can create a good balance with furniture and accessories in warm colors or wood.
White can be combined with other colors. In contrast with dark colors like black or gray, white looks neutral and very modern. Bright colors like red, yellow or green always look lively and cheerful next to white, at the same time white also tames intense colors so that they do not look too intrusive. White and soft colors radiate calm and serenity. With dark caramel tones white looks fine and noble.