The choice of a total white kitchen is a stylish one for those who seek a bright, cosy ambience that’s refined, modern and minimal chic.
The trend for total white kitchens is now a timeless, classical one for all styles, be they classical or contemporary, as they blend beautifully with rooms of any dimension and design. You either love or hate total white kitchens; for many they are synonymous with timeless elegance, for others they are anonymous and boring. However, we must bear in mind that there are infinite nuances of white, from the palest shades of grey to glossy, matt or brushed white and natural materials such as stone or marble.
Here are some tips for choosing your new total white kitchen.
The main advantage of a total white kitchen is its brightness. Total white is particularly suitable for small kitchens, which benefit from the enlarging effect of this neutral colour.
White goes with any type of material, from stainless steel to the infinite shades of wood, as well as resin, marble and natural stone.
In addition, the elements of a total white kitchen will coordinate with any colour scheme, so the choice of appliances is unlimited, whether you want them matching or contrasting, and the same applies to the floor.
A total white kitchen is also easy to clean as grime shows up immediately and can be cleaned off before it accumulates. Even the smoothest or glossiest surfaces do not show fingerprints and water marks, as happens with darker colours and materials such as glass and steel.
Kitchens have a bright, spacious appearance. As we said, a total white kitchen not only appears bigger, but brightens and creates the impression of space around it, for example in an open plan design.
Never out of fashion. Total white is an evergreen that will remain in vogue over time. If minimal styling is used, it will go through fashions and trends by changing accessories and appliances or renewing walls or floors.
Suitable for any architectural structure. A total white kitchen can be installed in any type of house, from modern open plan to country cottages. Just highlight details such as handles and knobs and complementary items such as tables and chairs and choose the most suitable materials for the type of building.
Perfect for any style of kitchen. A white kitchen is classical for any style, Nordic, country and shabby chic and for modern and contemporary design.
A wide choice of materials. White and its numerous nuances are always included in the finishes for all the main materials used for kitchen furniture, from laminate to solid wood and for the more innovative solutions such as Arkocell, Laminam, HPL and Fenix.
Without particular attention, total white kitchens risk looking like each other and appearing anonymous and impersonal. This happens if the minimal design concept is taken too literally, for example. However, to give personality to an all-white kitchen just let your imagination loose and find stylish details, accessories and complementary items, even mixing different types, without forgoing good taste and practicality. Another negative aspect is that an inexperienced person may not appreciate some of the specifics of a total white kitchen, such as, for example, the type and quality of the materials, which can determine the value and price of a kitchen, as well as its durability, ease of cleaning and resistance to knocks, scratches and chemicals.
That’s why there are total white kitchens for all needs and all purses, the important thing is to choose your kitchen carefully and seek advice from experts and qualified staff.
A wood floor will enhance a total white kitchen, particularly if matched with elements such as plinths, grip profiles, handles and worktops. In this case, customising the kitchen can be done without spoiling the all-white effect, and can even enhance it with well-chosen contrasts. The natural shades of wood add warmth to a kitchen that will appear bright without risking a cold or austere effect.
A glossy or optical white kitchen may give the impression to some people of a room that’s not very cosy, or worse still, create the feared ‘clinical’ effect. The solution could be to choose a total white or off-white matt finish, which would give the room a warmer, more classical, appearance. In addition, matt white finishes, for example for wood, stoneware or stone, are even better at not showing water marks and fingerprints and give the kitchen a more lived-in, timeless aspect.