Do You Want a White Kitchen? The Why's and Why Not's

White cabinets and light sage walls enhance the feeling of serenity in this kitchen.

White cabinets and light sage walls enhance the feeling of serenity in this kitchen.

White kitchens have had a surge in popularity in the Tampa Bay area. Not only do homeowners love the look,  but various kitchen supply and appliance manufacturers and suppliers made it their business to ensure the aficionados of white appliances, countertops and cabinets could get white hues when they wanted. Why do we love white kitchens? And what happens when we decide we don’t?

It starts with the light, which is essential in a kitchen.

Overhead and task lighting will work, of course, but there is something about natural light which teases the eye and makes it linger. That’s one of the reasons a seat by the window is such a coveted spot in a restaurant, and why people put their tables near a window. We think it’s for the view, but the light is alluring. White makes the room brighter because it reflects the light back into the room.

White kitchens with natural lighting sell homes.

White makes a kitchen look clean and inviting. It also makes space seem larger, beckoning friends and family to come in and lend a hand or loiter for a bit. But, when a kitchen or kitchen cabinets are painted white, every print and spatter comes into focus, so that natural lighting can work in both directions.

This bold color, while dramatic, makes the kitchen look and feel smaller.

This bold color, while dramatic, makes the kitchen look and feel smaller.

But white is versatile

When a kitchen is painted white, it will not only pair well with other whites, but they also match phenomenally well with color, thus making it simple to reinvent a kitchen which already has a white countertop and other white elements. Adding bright accessories, wallpaper, or colorful curtains is often enough. Some homeowners opt to paint the cabinets, which presents a dramatic change.

Changing tides and cool cabinet colors

The natural affinity for a white kitchen may wane. Some of us have a great fondness for change. At some point, the same gaze which so lovingly embraced the white kitchen may come to crave color, which is when kitchen walls or even cabinets can be painted, which is when a professional painting company becomes a paramount value.

Another white kitchen,  soft and ethereal in the natural light.

Another white kitchen, soft and ethereal in the natural light.

One of the featured trends for 2019 is bold cabinet colors. When the rest of the kitchen is white or neutral, painting cabinets a cool blue, teal or mint green really make a kitchen pop.

The beauty of being able to work with a white to create a new look is that a homeowner can rework an entire kitchen around a classic white without enormous time, trouble, or expense. Once that style no longer appeals to them, the kitchen can be reworked again, once more without a massive expenditure of time and funds, to create another look.

A homeowner wants to love the look of their kitchen year after year. And be able to make it look fresh and new if they get in the mood for a change. Painting kitchen cabinets and walls white allow for this and do it in a way that blends freshness with a lifetime of durability.

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