Depending on your style and preference, you might be considering white cabinetry for your new kitchen design. While highly popular in traditional and contemporary kitchens because of the benefits they can provide, white cabinets don’t come without their drawbacks. Here’s what you need to consider:
When you decide to go with white kitchen cabinetry, the rest of your remodeling will come by smoothly. You now have a clearer picture of what your dream kitchen will look like, and, with a predominantly white kitchen, it’s easier to picture what drawer handles or hardware goes best with the color scheme. Having white cabinets will provide a good contrast to stronger colors that are added to the design, whether through the flooring or wall tiles.
White kitchen cabinetry can also help make your new appliances and finishes stand out more, especially if they’re made from bronze, nickel or stainless steel. Choosing a natural stone countertop, such as granite, will also look better since its dark color contrasts well with white kitchen cabinetry. You won’t have to worry about getting out of style as well since white cabinets are timeless in every kitchen design.
You can expect white cabinetry to require a bit more maintenance and cleaning than other colors. This is because, unlike darker colored cabinets, white tends to show smudges, spills and dirt more easily. You’ll also notice that scratches will be easier to notice and dirt accumulates faster because your kitchen often gets a lot of human traffic.
Having too much white in your kitchen design can also make your new kitchen look too plain and almost like a clinic or a health facility! We suggest adding some accents to balance out your white cabinets. Adding more contrasting and complementary hues will make your white kitchen look more thought-out and comfortable to the eyes.
Whether you’re searching for excellent cabinetry and cheap granite countertops, Granite Works has got you covered! Call us today at (301) 640-5010, or fill out our convenient contact form. We serve Washington, D.C., Maryland and the neighboring areas.