Classical KitchenTraditional Kitchen, New York
Photo Credit - Katrina Mojzesz
Interior Design - Katja van der Loo
Papyrus Home Design
Homeowner & Design Director -
Sue Walter, subeeskitchen.com
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Trend No. 8: White EverythingWhat the pros say. The all-white trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, to some pros’ dismay. “You’re spending all this money for cabinets and all this money for countertops and everything else, and when everything is white nothing stands out,” McAlary says. Harper says if her clients are leaning toward a white-on-white look, her team will typically suggest adding tile or backsplash that makes the space a little more dynamic and unique — an approach she expects to see more of going forward.What homeowners say. White still tops remodeling homeowners’ favorites list when it comes to cabinets and backsplashes, and it narrowly trails gray in wall color preference, according to the Kitchen Trends Study.What saved Houzz photos say. Survey-taking homeowners and pros say all-white everything is still the most common choice in practice, but when Houzz users are planning or daydreaming about their next projects as they’re scrolling through photos on the site, it’s mostly shades of blue and gray they covet. Could that mean white kitchens might get knocked from their popularity throne in the next few years? Getting the low-key look. White is classic and crisp, and it works with all kinds of kitchen styles. White countertops paired with either white upper or lower cabinets or a white backsplash leave room to break things up with a gray island, black countertops or another colorful accent.Getting the full-out look. White cabinets, countertops, backsplash, appliances — go to town!More guides to creating a beautiful white kitchen
A shelf can also be installed below the hood for a distinct look, such as the stainless steel hood with coordinating shelf below seen here. This provides a handy surface to set frequently used items.Tip: This shelf is set 25” above the cooktop and 11.5” from the bottom of the hood, and the homeowner notes that the shelf does block some light from reaching the back burners. Due to the power of the fan however, the shelf does not impede with ventilation. These would be issues to consider if opting for a similar setup.
Bring in spring branches. If you have blooming branches right outside your door, by all means clip some and bring them in. Displayed in a large vase or jar, they can last for months. Even if it will be a while before flowers appear, branches with green buds or leaves can make a lovely arrangement.