Although stainless steel appliances are the standard in many American kitchens, a white refrigerator can blend seamlessly into an all-white plan. Lovely details in this room include the mullioned glass cabinets and diagonally laid wood floor.
The Many Moods of White
The range of white hues has grown over the years to include not only crisp gallery-white, but also ivory, ecru, and pale tints of blue and green. Here, a warm beige covers the walls. A limited palette can be an invitation to play with texture on floors, counters, and woodwork.
Spots of Color
Set on open shelves against a lightly tinted shade of paint or subtly textured wallpaper, collections of white china or ceramics complement an all-white interior.
A Burst of Color
Energize an all-white space by adding colorful furniture or accessories, like the lime-green stools seen here. A favorite hue can also be incorporated through cookware, glassware, dish towels, or curtains.
To reference the waterfront setting of this cottage, the kitchen features horizontal paneling reminiscent of a boat's planks, as well as a tiled backsplash in a pleasing sea-foam hue. A pair of colorful floral paintings set above the stove hood command attention in the neutral setting.
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Enjoy the View
One of the benefits of an all-white interior is that it will not compete with the natural beauty outside the windows. These homeowners chose to maximize their view by installing see-through glass cabinets over a windowed wall.
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