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    4 Ways to Lighten Up! Harmonize Your Kitchen with White Cabinets

    One of the most popular choices in kitchen design is timeless, white cabinets. Not only do they make a small kitchen feel larger and brighten up any space, but they can also help to create a more unified look in a larger kitchen.


    But how do you coordinate them with the rest of your kitchen? Here are some tips.


    Choose the color scheme

    First, consider the other colors in your kitchen. If you have a lot of bright colors, white cabinets may not be the best choice. They will stick out like a sore thumb and may not look very cohesive. If your kitchen is mostly neutral colors, though, white cabinets will look great. 


    Choose the right paint color. When choosing a paint color for your walls, remember that white cabinets will reflect light and may appear brighter than other colors. Pale blues, greens, and grays are all good options for walls near white cabinets.


    You can also add some contrast with dark accents. While it’s important to have light colors in the kitchen to coordinate with white cabinets, it’s also important to add some contrast. Dark accents, such as black hardware on cabinets or a black granite countertop, can help to add interest and depth to the space.


    Consider the style of your kitchen

    To start with, white shaker cabinets can be used in any kitchen style. Whether you have a traditional or modern kitchen, white cabinets will look great. If you have a modern kitchen with sleek lines, white cabinets will look great. If your kitchen has more of a traditional style, though, white cabinets may not be the best choice. They may clash with the other elements in your kitchen.


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    Think about the materials

    If you have granite or marble countertops, for example, white cabinets may not be the best choice. The colors may clash. If you have wood countertops, though, white cabinets will look great.


    Use light-colored countertops. Countertops are another important part of the kitchen that can help to coordinate with white cabinets. Light-colored countertops, such as marble, quartz, or laminate, will help to brighten up the space and create a cohesive look.


    You can also use complementary textures. When choosing accessories for your kitchen, try to use textures that complement each other. For example, if you have white cabinets, mix in some wooden accents like a butcher block island or wooden countertops.


    Don’t forget to decorate

    Kitchen cabinetry can make a statement, but if you want to add decoration and maximize your space, think about hanging some wall art or other decorations on the wall above your cabinets. Or use wallpaper in a pattern that coordinates with light colors and patterns in your kitchen. Kitchen accessories, such as rugs and curtains, are examples of how a kitchen with white cabinets can be used as an accent.


    If you’re still not sure if a kitchen with white cabinets is right for you, use our free 3D kitchen design tool to make sure you’re on the right path. Kitchens with white cabinets are easy to clean, so they’re perfect for busy families. They’re also a great choice if you just want to update your home. If thinking about this gives you anxiety and you feel overwhelmed, contact our professionals for a free consultation at info@nelsonkb.com or just call 832-998-6598. We’ll be happy to help!



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