I think white kitchens are over-hyped. Yes, it's beautiful and everything, but being a practical mother of a rambunctious toddler, I don't think having a white kitchen would be a good idea.
So my best bet for this compromise?
Grey kitchens. It won't show dirt as obvious as white kitchens, and they're beautiful too.
Note: A lamp may look good on the island, but my not be too practical. :-)
Note: A kitchen with not a lot of sunlight would look good with less upper cabinets.
|Velvet & Linen|
Note: Grey looks good with natural wood too.
Another view of the same kitchen. Dreamy. I love the details such as that basket of onions under that island. But I can imagine my son diligently emptying the basket of onions on to the floor if I had that in my kitchen.
|Martha Stewart's studio kitchen|
Note: Open shelves must be kept neat - show off your favourite plates and books on them.
Note: mix modern with vintage for a unique and warm look.
Note: A kitchen island would look great in a different colour that complements the colour of your kitchen cabinet doors. I love Ikea's freestanding islands for those smaller kitchens:
Note: Cabinet door handles and knobs can be the highlight of a simple kitchen.
Note: Consider open shelves for small kitchens.
Note: Add wicker baskets for texture in a kitchen that lacks texture.
I hope you've been inspired with my favourite photos of grey kitchens! Have a great day ahead!