Updated: Jul 12, 2021
Don't worry, your white kitchen cabinets are still timeless, but you may be searching for just the right pop of color to contrast the monochrome. Whether you're inspired to transform your kitchen island, add a funky lighting fixture, or a colorful appliance, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite kitchen trends that incorporate color and contrast to an all-white or monochromatic kitchen. Many of these ideas allow you to change colors seasonally (or with trends) or you can keep them permanently.
1. Incorporate a colorful backsplash
A simple yet impactful way to spice up your kitchen. The earthy teal tones in this scalloped backsplash complement the wood elements and rose gold hardware wonderfully. Find inspiration on Pinterest or Houzz and see all the ways you can use tile, paint, or wallpaper to add some color to your kitchen. This eclectic kitchen is unique and stylish. Cabinets by Dove Studio & design by Gina Sims Designs.
2. Add statement chairs
These light blue velvet chairs add such a fun pop of color to this beautiful white kitchen. When looking for bold island seating, make sure the tones and metallic elements complement what's already in your kitchen. The cool tones in the bar stools complement the metallic range hood, lighting fixtures, and stainless steel appliances. Nice barstools can be expensive and are usually an investment, but they're much easier to switch out than say - a backsplash.
3. Place bold pendants
These bold lighting fixtures make a statement in this bright kitchen. The metallic elements blend well with the dark wood floors and stools to create a transitional industrial look. Choosing the right lighting fixtures will elevate the look and feel of your kitchen. Consider the color of your cabinets, appliances, and floors when choosing your fixtures.
4. Integrate Artwork
Is your kitchen looking dull? Add some artwork! If chosen and placed right, the art won't take attention away from your kitchen, but rather complement it. These homeowners utilized free space to add a bold conversation piece to their modern kitchen. It's a great way to show off your personality and style, and can easily be switched out. If you want to go for a less ~bold~ choice, try looking for more neutral pieces or artwork of fruits and vegetables. You can find great art at all price points.
5. Transform your kitchen island
Colorful islands can pack a punch to transform your kitchen. The dark blue base and stained countertop add warmth and contrast to the white cabinets while complementing the hardwood floors. This island offers additional food preparation space, ample storage for kitchen materials, and seating for friends and family.