If you want a fresh kitchen look, choosing white kitchen cabinets will work wonders. White can be used in order to get an array of different looks, from “country” to modern and sophisticated and beyond.
While white may be perceived as a “safe” choice, it’s actually possible to create some daring looks, when you combine white kitchen cabinets with other design elements, such as wallpaper, furnishings and kitchen accessories. For example, white has a purity which makes it the perfect complement to very bright tables and chairs.
So, you should be able to get a bold and brave look by combining white kitchen cabinets with bright kitchen tables and chairs and exciting, innovative light fixtures.
How to Get White Kitchen cabinets
White kitchen cabinets may be bought pre-finished, so you don’t have to paint them yourself. A lot of manufacturers provide kitchen cabinets at an array of price points. The cheapest styles will typically be composite designs, which may feature real wood veneers. Kitchen cabinets which are crafted from fine woods and finished with white paint will cost more, but offer a lot of quality in exchange for the higher price.
Some people refinish their kitchen cabinets in order to freshen them up and refinishing in white is pretty easy. Just remove the cabinets, place them on top of a drop cloth or newspapers and then sand them in order to remove their existing paint or stain. Then, prime them so that your coats of paint go on smooth. Once the primer is dry, paint them white and let them dry. Then, re-install.
To do a total upgrade, finish your white cabinets with new handles and also consider adding stylish drawer pulls. Lots of stores sell these types of accessories – hardware stores and department stores should offer up lots of interesting options. Chrome works well with pure white cabinets, as silver-tone and white go together beautifully. Ceramic drawer pulls or glass drawer pulls will also add a lot of beauty to white cabinetry.
Create a Kitchen Design theme
To get more style impact from white cabinets, create a cohesive design theme and then stick to it. For example, if you want a retro diner look, which evokes the charm of the 1950s, choose white cabinets and buy a kitchen table made from Formica and chrome. Chairs finished in cherry-red leather or vinyl will work well with this look. Add wall art that references the time period, such as movie posters from the 1950s. A Marilyn Monroe or Marlon Brando poster will also look great!
Whatever theme you choose, you’ll find that your white cabinets offer the perfect backdrop for the look. Just be sure to keep them fresh and clean. White shows dirt, so you’ll need to find cleansers that give you cabinets a sparkling-clean finish, without damaging the paint and wood or wood composite. Lots of cleaning agents are available.
Kitchens are the hearts of homes and adding white cabinets will help to make your home kitchen an inviting and attractive place.