Proving a sleek, clean look, white-toned kitchens have long been the popular option in kitchen design in Perth – until recently, that is. In recent times we’ve seen a shift with more people opting for non-white options, by personalising the area a little more and steering away from stark minimalist designs. We’re taking a look at the case for non-white kitchens to shed some light on what might be the right colour choice for you.

Advantages to non-white kitchens

White kitchens can be considered stark and minimalist and this trend is on its way out. We are seeing an eclectic design trend seeping into kitchens, whereby the kitchen takes on a more personalized aspect and homely feel where everything doesn’t need to be hidden away. Open shelving or glass-fronted cabinetry is a means to bringing some warmth and personality into the room and allowing for splashes of colour. It comes down to your kitchen design being something that’s truly unique and yours, and can reflect your individual style.

Another great advantage to a non-white kitchen is the fact that it hides a bit of mess! Mess and stains will tend to stand out more in a white kitchen. Darker colour palettes may help to hide any accidents or scratches that might occur over time.

Why the fear factor with non-white kitchens?

There can be a bit of a fear factor that a non-white kitchen in Perth could date faster than a traditional white kitchen, or go off-trend. To ensure longevity in a non-white kitchen it’s important not to overwhelm the space with too much bold colour. Select colours that will stand the test of time and colours that you love – after all, the kitchen is where we spend a lot of our time as a family and while entertaining guests.

A white kitchen is safe but may not be as relaxed as a non-white kitchen. Ensure you use an experienced kitchen designer that will be able to create an overall balance important in a non-white kitchen.

What are my options if I opt for colour?

We’re seeing a rise in the popularity of timber feature kitchens lately. People are choosing a more homely, rustic feel to their kitchen and trending towards an old-fashioned, hand-made feel, which could be in response to balance out today’s fast paced digital society. Timber features, whether that be a benchtop or woodgrain cabinetry, is a great way to inject warmth into your room.

There has also been a rise in the popularity of industrial style kitchens in Perth, which sees a lot of darker shades and raw, textural materials. Industrial style kitchens will commonly feature black elements, along with timber features.

More muted colour options such as greys, beige or tans continue to be a popular option in kitchen design in Perth. Of course, the world is your oyster when it comes to colour selection – there are literally hundreds of colours to choose from, so make sure you pick something that you’ll love, that reflects your style and will have the longevity you need for your home.

The Maker’s showroom features a French Provincial kitchen on display with a black granite island, a modern all-black kitchen, and several that showcase timber feature elements if you’d like to see different colour options in real life. Open Monday through to Saturday, our showroom is a great place to start your kitchen design in Perth. To make a booking for a design consultation with one of our expert kitchen designers, give us a call today on 1300 270 000.

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