Updated: Nov 6, 2020
White kitchen cabinets are timeless, but you may find that your kitchen needs a 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. Add statement chairs
These baby blue velvet chairs not only add a pop of color but also a stylish finish to this beautiful all-white kitchen. The cool tones in the bar stools complement the metallic range hood, lighting fixtures, and stainless steel appliances while contrasting the white cabinets beautifully. The great thing about barstools is that they can be replaced easily. Nice barstools can be expensive and are usually an investment, but they're much easier to switch out than say - a backsplash.
2. 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 #rosegoldhardware 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 #eclectickitchen is unique and stylish.
3. Place statement pendants
These bold lighting fixtures make a statement in this bright kitchen. The metallic elements blend well with the dark wood floors and stools while complementing the stainless steel appliances. 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. The l-shape layout of this kitchen creates a wonderful flow from the living room to the kitchen and is perfect for entertaining family and friends!
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 #modernkitchen. 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/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 #whitecabinets while complementing the hardwood floors. This island offers additional food preparation space, ample storage for kitchen materials, and seating for friends and family.