At RI Kitchen & Bath, we know that remodeling your kitchen is a large investment. That’s why throughout our process we assist our clients in making sure they maintain the quality of their asset through effective and inspiring designs and specifying materials that stand the test of time.
One option that is always a sure winner is white cabinetry. During the 1920s and 1930s, white was about the only option available for cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes and floor tile. Since then, times have changed, but white remains one of the most endearing and valuable palates for a kitchen renovation.
For both cabinets and appliances white tends to top the preference list annually. One of the reasons is that white represents happiness, innocence and purity according to color therapists. White also has the highest reflectiveness of any color, and as a result, can make even small kitchen feel spacious.
White is far from boring. Cabinet doors and trim create shadows and contrast layers that are architecturally interesting and provide depth. It makes every other color in the kitchen pop.
White cabinets can also be budget friendly. As a standard offering for almost every manufacturer, white cabinets can fit almost any budget and design motif whether your preference varies from euro contemporary to farmhouse traditional.
However, not everything in your kitchen should be white. We often capitalize on the blank canvas that white provides to incorporate splashes of color for wall and floor coverings and back splashes. Our clients find that incorporating color can make distinctive design statements that reflect their personality. Alternatively, white contrasts nicely with stainless steel appliances, wood flooring and wood countertops.
White appliances are also beginning to take market share from stainless steel. Manufacturers recognize the timelessness of white and are offering refrigerators, ovens, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, etc. covered in polished enamel that gives the appearance of white glass. Another popular option that many of our clients prefer is to cover appliances with panels that match their cabinet doors.
When our customers want white countertops, we often specify Carrara or Calacatta marble. In addition, every manufacturer of solid-surface and quartz-type of countertops offer numerous white options. You can even have white concrete if that is your preference.
White remains a timely motif for any kitchen renovation. If you would like to see the many shades that white offers for your new kitchen, please visit our Design Center or give us a call at 401-463-1550.