Kitchens are one of the most remodelled areas of the home and it’s not difficult to see why. Often seen as the heart of the home, many families tend to spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen. Whether cooking, eating, or just congregating there, people are drawn to the kitchen, which makes it a space that most people will want to look great and be on the cutting edge. As far as kitchen trends go, the all-white kitchen is one that’s always been a staple of kitchen design, and many wonder if it’s a trend that will remain popular indefinitely.
There are many variations of the white kitchen: those with only white cabinets and countertops, those that are white from top to bottom including the appliances and even the floor, and those of varying levels in between. White kitchens are considered timeless and classic, likely because they look clean to the point of sterile. The all-white kitchen can be traditional, contemporary, or transitional, making it a versatile color palette that can fit anyone’s individual style.
However, is it possible the all-white kitchen is becoming passé?
Why choose an all-white kitchen?
As a color, white has many benefits. For one thing, it’s everywhere. Just about any product, whether it’s paint or an appliance or even a cellphone, that comes in more than one color will offer a white variation. And since white is such a basic, staple color, white things tend to match by default, unlike worrying about the differences in shades of blue or green. Additionally, white tends to make a space feel light, airy, and clean.
All-white kitchens tend to have a timeless quality and are almost able to camouflage their age. Since it is such a universal color, white is appropriate for any style of decor, whether it’s traditional Victorian, modern contemporary, retro and vintage, mid-century, industrial, or otherwise. This versatility is another reason why the all-white kitchen is so popular; it tends to be appealing to most people due to being both basic and bold, vivid and nonabrasive, dramatic and understated. White kitchens could also be considered a template for additional personalization if you choose, such as adding a colored backsplash or countertop.
So are all-white kitchens here to stay? The answer is likely: Yes. Even if the all-white kitchen is becoming excessively common, the universality of it is something that probably will never go out of style.