There’s nothing wrong with sleek-surfaced, all-white (or mostly white) kitchens. They’re typically bright and airy, and they give the impression of being sanitary and practical. Let’s face it, though: They can sometimes be a tad dull and clinical.
On the other hand, many people find an overly colorful kitchen to feel busy, distracting, and cramped. In search of a happy medium, we gathered inspiration from several designers who have incorporated unexpected materials and colors to take kitchens beyond basic white.
If you’re not ready to tackle a significant kitchen reno, you can still brighten your kitchen with a few smaller, more affordable updates:
• Swap out drawer pulls and handles. Instant refresh!
• Never underestimate the power of a beautiful tea towel hanging over an oven handle.