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Modern white kitchen ideas 2021-2022: top 10 trendy ideas for a timeless effect
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Modern white kitchen ideas 2021-2022: top 10 trendy ideas for a timeless effect

Irina Tomsa / October 25, 2021 - views 103 - 0 likes

Classics never get out of trend, and so the classic white kitchen does. Although every year comes with new variations, the refreshing white color will always find its place in the kitchen. Besides the fact that it brightens the room, the space appears to be clean and invigorating due to its crisp effect. This color fits any style and preference, being integrated into various designs. 

One color, lots of benefits. What if we told you that the picture could get even better? Applying the latest design ideas to this color will enhance the result and keep your kitchen up-to-date for a long time. In this sense, we prepared a list of the 10 best ideas to try in 2022 that will guarantee you a modern kitchen for this season and the years to come. We promise to reveal the secrets of such a result for a reasonable price: your interest and passion, since nothing enriches an interior design better than the love you put in the process. Let’s get it started!

Breathe a new life into your white kitchen

Two classics in the same place. White for cabinets and marble for countertop or backsplash. Nothing can look better than this combination. Even the softest touch of marble in your kitchen will bring more elegance to the environment set by the white color. 

Furthermore, this combination can be applied both to a traditional and contemporary style. Either way, the purpose of establishing a refreshing and bright space will be achieved. It is noteworthy that this perfect mix of crispy white and nature-inspired marble does not require any other details since they complement each other at the necessary level.

Glamour in one touch

Enrich your kitchen with metal details that will work perfectly on a white background. This year among the most popular metals are gold-resembling materials, brass, steel, which promise to stay in trend for a long time. Depending on the particular style, opt for an appropriate metal and emphasize specific elements of your kitchen.

White is known to combine well with most materials, particularly with raw ones that enhance the crispy effect of this color. Furthermore, integrating metals into your kitchen will bring in new sources of reflecting light that will add glamour to your kitchen.

Add texture with nature-inspired materials

The current trends prove that every year brings nature closer, which is the case with nature-inspired materials. We suggest you integrate them into your kitchen since nothing can complement a color in the way nature does. 

In this sense, consider stone-resembling elements. For instance, you can go with a concrete ceiling. It should be noted that such an option may look like an unfinished ceiling, which is right, by the way. The purpose is to set a raw effect that adapts the kitchen to a contemporary style. It does not match every preference, but it is a great step to start with if you want to go bold. For a similar effect set by a more common element, consider a stone-resembling backsplash. In both cases, the perfect combination of white and gray, softness and roughness, will set a balanced environment and offer your kitchen a contemporary look.

Contrastive combination for a harmonious result

The first color combination for white that comes first to mind is black. As usual as it sounds, we are going to stick to it for a while. It should be noted that it does not imply a bold pairing of equally separated units of white and black. On the contrary, go further with white and choose black for details, such as hardware or chairs. 

The small amount of black in a white kitchen, particularly if matte, will fill the space with the much welcome bold shade in a delicate way. It proves that the popular combination of white and black acquires a whole new look when playing appropriately with contrasts.

Simplicity is the key to perfection

Trends may change every year, but some aspects continue to dominate them forever, such as simplicity. It will never stop being at the top of the most popular ideas of setting a contemporary kitchen. 

Consider a minimum amount of details and complementary colors. Avoid handles if possible and even the upper cabinets to increase the effect. Such a setting will constantly bring in a balanced look. It is known that interior design influences us at the emotional level. Thus, a minimalist kitchen will add harmony to your daily routine as well.

Timeless pairings for a white kitchen

Bring a new splash of color to enliven the space if you want to set a more comfortable environment. It is easy to put into practice by opting for appropriate colors to combine with white. It should be noted that the options that we will provide you with, will keep you up to date for a long time as their effect is always welcome in a kitchen.

  • Neutral gray, since it fits perfectly neutral colors and even emphasizes them rather than blurring the picture;
  • Royal blue, always a relevant option and the perfect possibility to add elegance to your kitchen, particularly for a traditional style;
  • Emerald green to complete the white cabinets in the finest way possible;
  • Pale pink to soften the cold undertones of an all-white kitchen.

It is noteworthy that these colors can be applied to such elements as the backsplash, wall paint, lower cabinets, or other accessories such as the chairs if the dining space is part of the same room.

Go all white – nothing more, nothing less

Probably the easiest yet most perfect and timeless idea is to go all white. Consider white cabinets for elements of this room. We promise it will not look at all blurred but rather aesthetic.

Of course, this option will not suit any preference. Think twice before considering an all-white kitchen. But once you have decided to go this way, get prepared to pay special attention when taking care of the surfaces that get stained easily. Nevertheless, the achieved result cannot be beaten by any other trends.

Cozy up the space with wood texture

It is no secret that white can set quite a serious mood within a kitchen. Why not soften the environment for a comfortable setting? The easiest way in this sense is playing with warm undertones. You do not have to go further than opting for wood elements.

Consider this texture particularly for open shelves if this is the design of your kitchen. Besides that, it will work perfectly with any other unit, although a balanced combination is required. Try to stick to white as the dominant color.

White & green to elevate the aesthetics

This is the easiest yet the best idea when it comes to the aesthetics of a white kitchen. Nothing will add more accent to an all-white kitchen than a bunch of indoor plants. You do not have to choose a combining color, to add particular elements or play with contrasts. All you have to do is set the greenery within your kitchen.

That’s right! Nothing more, nothing less. Bring nature closer and enrich your space with freshness. We promise it will not look simple since a small natural element can enhance the picture better than tens of artificial units.

Brighten the place

You probably wonder what can brighten the place more than the white color itself. Actually, there is one element that can throw another perspective on a white kitchen – the lighting. It should be noted that particular undertones of the light can affect the way your kitchen looks. Therefore, you should consider cold undertones to preserve the crispy effect and set a balanced environment. At the same time, warmer undertones will soften the white shade and bring in comfort.

The most important element here is the lighting fixture that has to complement your white kitchen and keep it trendy. Take a look at the following modern options:

  • White on white. Consider fixtures in the same color so that they fade into the background and do not draw too much attention;
  • Contrastive combination. Opt for a contrast color to stand out on the white background, although complementing the latter rather than suppressing it;
  • Natural materials. Particularly popular are rattan fixtures that combine perfectly with white and offer your kitchen an aesthetic look.