Have you been dreaming of a white kitchen lately? Seems like everyone theses days is looking for that perfectly sleek white kitchen! They’re nice aren’t they? Big, aery, fresh, clean … except not! I’m sure you’ve also heard they can lack personality, they get dirtier much faster, they probably don’t match the rest of your house, and if you have a lot of sunlight the white can be hard on the eyes.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with white kitchens! And I love the look when properly decorated, but there are also a lot of other wonderfully nice colour options out there! :). If you’ve been looking at renovating your kitchen or painting your cabinets take a look at the following alternatives to a white kitchen before making your final choice. They are just as beautiful and even more exciting!

White Kitchen

“If you’re still leaning towards a white kitchen we’ll help you accessorise and add just the right amount of contrast so that your kitchen looks glam and not bland!”

You’ve got your classic ‘neutral’ choices such as:

Gray:

The best colours for your Kitchen….and it’s probably not white!

Blue:

Blue Kitchen island

Black:

Black Kitchen

With two other popular choices being:

Taupe:

The best colours for your Kitchen….and it’s probably not white!

and Green:

The best colours for your Kitchen….and it’s probably not white!

If you’ve got brown or wood stained cabinets don’t worry, they def still work!!

The white countertops and walls make this kitchen open and inviting:

The best colours for your Kitchen….and it’s probably not white!

Lowes

 

And this kitchen is warm and screams home cooked meals while still being stylish:

The best colours for your Kitchen….and it’s probably not white!

House & Home

Or be daring and bold with these choices!

Yellow:

The best colours for your Kitchen….and it’s probably not white!

Elle Decor

Red:

istock

iStock

Purple:

The best colours for your Kitchen….and it’s probably not white!

Pinterest

Orange:

The best colours for your Kitchen….and it’s probably not white!

If you’ll be painting your cabinets or have been thinking about it here are some things to keep in mind!

  1. This is a tedious project!
    1. Plan out 2-3 weeks for this and more if you have a large kitchen with plenty of cabinets! You’ll want your cabinets to be perfect and durable so it will take time to do the prep work, all of the painting and properly finish your cabinets. Not for the faint of heart ;).
  2. Paint types
    1. There are various paint types out there with chalk paint being a popular one these days. It’s easy to use, tries fast and there’s not as much sanding involved. You do want to make sure it’s properly sealed though as it’s much harder to clean and oil will absorb right in and stain your wonderfully painted cabinets 🙁
    2. Oil based paint is the other way to go and come in all the colours of the rainbow!! There is more work involved in this but it is more durable when done properly and can even be used to paint laminate cabinets.
  3. Finish
    1. If your cabinets have a wood grain on them it will show through the paint and will be emphasised.
    2. A semi-gloss finish is much easier to clean and more durable then a matte or satin finish, which you’ll want to consider in the kitchen (especially if susceptible to oil splatters).

Still not sure which colour to choose?

Get out colour package here for only $80 and we’ll help you pick the perfect colour for your cabinets, accessories, counter top, backsplash, etc! Or if you’re still leaning towards a white kitchen we’ll help you accessorise and add just the right amount of contrast so that your kitchen looks glam and not bland!

Write me a comment below if you have any questions and to know which colour you’d pick! Can’t wait to see who’s leaning more towards white and who prefers a splash of colour ;).