Why White Is Almost Always Right
With the average kitchen renovation costing approximately $60,000 according to the National Association of Realtors, we help our clients make sure that they maintain the quality of their asset through effective and inspiring designs and specifying materials that stand the test of time.
One technique that is almost always a sure winner is to specify white cabinets. During the 1920s and 1930s, white was about the only option available for cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes and floor tile. Times have changed in the last 100 years, but white remains one of the most endearing and valuable palates for a kitchen renovation.
For both cabinets and appliances white tends to top the preference list annually. One of the reasons is that white represents happiness, innocence and purity according to color therapists. White also has the highest reflectiveness of any color, and that helps make even small kitchen feel more spacious.
White is far from boring. Cabinet doors and trim create shadows and contrast layers that are architecturally interesting and provide depth. It makes every other color in the kitchen pop.
White cabinets are budget friendly. As a standard offering for almost every manufacturer, white cabinets can fit almost any budget and design motif whether it you prefer euro contemporary or farmhouse traditional and everything in between.
Not everything in your kitchen should be white. We often capitalize on the blank canvas that white provides to incorporate splashes of color for wall and floor coverings and back splashes. Our clients find that incorporating color into a predominately white kitchen makes distinctive design statements that reflect their personality. Alternatively, white contrasts nicely with stainless steel appliances, wood flooring and wood countertops.
White appliances are starting to take market share from stainless steel. Manufacturers recognize the timelessness of white and are offering refrigerators, ovens, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, etc. covered in polished enamel that gives the appearance of white glass.
Another popular option that many of our clients prefer is to cover appliances with panels that match their cabinet doors.
When our customers want white countertops, we often specify Carrara or Calacatta marble. Every manufacturer of solid-surface and quartz-type of countertops offer numerous white options. You can even have white concrete if that is your preference.
White remains a timely motif for any kitchen renovation. If you would like to see the many shades that white offers for your new kitchen, please visit our showroom or give us a call at 215-657-6110.