This past weekend I was fortunate enough to take part in the Calgary Home + Design Show. The big draw this time was Brian and Sarah Baeumler. Although I didn’t get a chance to hear either talk, I heard they were very funny!
This was the area that I was in and that was called ‘Ask An Expert‘. I had such a great two days – answering questions, giving advice, and meeting so many great people. You could say that is one part of my job that I really enjoy – meeting so many great people!
Right across from our area there was a kitchen cabinet company (which shall remain nameless). As I love to people watch and my next appointment hadn’t arrived, I took in (notice how I don’t say I was staring) how the kitchen cabinet company was interacting with potential new clients. It was during this time that I heard one of the sales men say, “Those designers – all they want to do is put in white kitchens. They are so boring.”
White Kitchens are NOT Boring
I’m here to tell you, in my honest opinion, that white kitchens are not boring. Here are my top 3 reasons why they are not:
White Kitchens are NOT Boring – Reason 1
If you were to install a white kitchen, you are really creating a foundation to decorate around any colour possible!
This kitchen has used accessories to bring in colour. From the colourful fruit bowl, to the lovely pink flowers by the sink, to the beautiful orange tulips on the island counter. They have also used colour with their dishes as well. Get tired of blue dishes? Way easier to change the blue dishes than to rip out kitchen cabinets!
This kitchen has used colour on their walls as well as beautiful, fresh fabric on the chairs to bring their white kitchen to life. So not boring!
White Kitchens are NOT Boring – Reason 2
White kitchens, in my opinion, are timeless. I’ve see the dark brown espresso cabinets come and almost go, grey is here but won’t stay. White on the other hand? Timeless! Don’t believe me? Just take a look at all the white kitchens that you can find online. Are there any (when done properly) that you can guess when there were installed? While the backsplash may give it away, if you were to just look at the cabinetry, you may have a hard time distinguishing when they were installed.
Any guesses as to when this kitchen was installed? According to Houzz it was before October of 2013 (as that is the first question that was posed on this image). That almost 2 years ago!
Have an idea of when this kitchen was built? You may think quite recently as the stools are a trendy grey – but you’d be wrong. This image, first posted online (that I could find) was December 3, 2012. Yes…2012! Surprised?
White Kitchens are NOT Boring – Reason 3
Not only are white kitchens timeless and you can decorate with virtually any colour, they are fresh! Nothing says fresh more than white. Think of hotel rooms that have crisp white bed sheets.
Hotels know what they’re doing when they use white bedsheets. According to DesignLike:
“Use the psychological effects of color of white to create a refreshing and clean look in your home. People associate different things in white. White is used to create an airy appearance, quiet and pure.”
White Kitchens are NOT Boring – So there!
As I mentioned at the start of this post, I was at the Calgary Home + Design Show this past weekend. In the next couple of weeks, I will be visiting 5 homes that have set up consultations with me to go over their kitchens. Guess what? They all want white! Guess what?
Wishing to have a white kitchen ? Having trouble with not knowing where to start? Need some help with picking the best choices for your upcoming renovations?