CREATE A FOCAL POINT WITH A COLOURFUL COOKER
Add your own touch to a simple white scheme with splashes of your favourite colour.
This tongue-and-groove panelled kitchen design is cute and country in style but is given a modern update thanks to a pastel green induction range cooker from Smeg. Priced from £2,649, the main ovens each have seven functions while the induction top is energy efficient and ultra safe. Find out more in our range cooker buying guide.
SELECT TILES WITH TEXTURE
If you want to keep to an all-white kitchen scheme, there are some clever ways of adding interest without detracting from the clean, crisp look. Think of walls as a way to add texture with a ridged or surface patterned tile – our guide to choosing the best kitchen tiles provides plenty of inspiration.
PAINT A FEATURE WALL
Offset a seamless white scheme by covering an entire wall with a contrasting colour or patterned wallpaper design – our pick of the best kitchen wallpapers ideas is a great starting point for inspiration. This works especially well in open-plan kitchen diner and living spaces, where the change in décor can help create zones for cooking, dining and relaxing.
SWAP MARBLE FOR LOOKALIKE QUARTZ
Designing a stylish kitchen on a budget? For a luxe look for less, choose a quartz material for worktops, splashbacks or island cladding. Durable, hardwearing and seamless thanks to invisible joins, it’s a great way of getting the natural stone style without splashing out. Check out more kitchen worktop ideas and find out what material would work best for you in our guide.
CHOOSE A STYLISH OFF-WHITE DESIGN
You can still have the clean lines of a contemporary space without the stark look of clinical white if you go a tone or two darker with a sleek grey like LochAnna’s Gloss Mussel, which is shown here on its Puro collection.
Add contrast with a dark floor and keep the rest of the scheme light and bright with white metro tiles.
YES, ALL-WHITE KITCHENS CAN BE TRADITIONAL TOO
An all-white kitchen does seem to be synonymous with clean, modern design, but the kitchen in this renovated country farmhouse proves that white kitchens can work in a traditional home, too. The owners of this home updated a plain pine table with a coat of Annie Sloan's Paris Grey to match the cabinetry and filled the space with accessories to make the room look homely.
BREAK UP AN ALL WHITE KITCHEN WITH A WOODEN ISLAND
White and light wood are basically a match made in Instagram heaven. Stop an all white kitchen from becoming too clinical by adding in elements of natural, textured wood. If you have got the space you could add an unfinished wooden island, but if you don't have copious amounts of room you could put up some open wooden shelves for a similar effect.
A BLACK AND WHITE KITCHEN = CLASSIC COMBO
The balance of white and black, Shaker style and industrial feel in this kitchen is masterful. The wooden worktops and table add texture and warmth that's much needed as a contrast to the smooth, pale grey floor. We're loving the wall panelling, too, which contributes yet more texture to the space.