White Kitchens

The white-and-bright kitchen has been a staple in kitchen design houses all over the world. White kitchens tend to suggest an atmosphere of light and cleanliness, but they also provide a backdrop of a base colour from which homeowners can add a personal touch. In the 1920s and 1930s, white was often the only colour offered other than timber, so it was a finish that became popular almost by default.


By the 1950s colour was trending to the extreme and bright tones exploded, sending the white kitchen out of fashion. By the 1970s, the use of luminous lime, orange and yellow was everywhere in fashion as well as interior design, and adorned many homes around the world. However, it wasn’t too long before homeowners – now focussed on housing prices, and more particularly on resale values – began to re-appreciate the timelessness of a beautiful white kitchen.


The white kitchen style is a very popular choice, and today white kitchens are lauded for their timeless appeal and classic lines. Kitchen design has changed drastically since the first all-white kitchens started to appear, but this clean and fresh approach has stood the test of time and makes a beautiful statement in any home. White, as a shade, is assumed to represent cleanliness, purity and happiness so it’s no wonder so many homeowners are naturally drawn to the simplistic beauty a white kitchen can bring.

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Common Characteristics

The white kitchen is all about enhancing the space with light, bright appeal and utilising the colour in as many aspects as possible. With the number of available “whites” to choose from, white cabinets, alongside white benchtops and light wooden floors, are certainly trending. Shaker cabinets with recessed panels give beautiful shadows and create depth in the kitchen while keeping with the all-white appeal. The key with any white kitchen is that the colour is represented and hero-ed in its truest form. 


As white complements any colour, the tapware, and accessories can be bold and beautiful without clashing with the overall design. Some kitchens boast black sinks to set the look off alongside black or copper tapware to add a modern element.


White stone benchtops, with an element of colour can also help ground the kitchen. Think marble or even concrete benchtops that can offset the all-white appeal and add a wonderful focal point. 


With all-white kitchens, you can create an ultra-modern abode, or a much more traditional kitchen depending on your overall theme and home. Wood can also complement your white kitchen design and add that all-important element of warmth. Or you can match your kitchen accessories with white or allow them to stand out by adding a splash of contrasting colour.


Suitable Homes

When it comes to white kitchens they are perfectly suited to any home. The colour is timeless so they complement any era of abode and any sized kitchen. Choosing an all-white kitchen will also stand the test of time, so they are great for investment properties and those looking to update to sell. Many designers will testify that you cannot go wrong with a white kitchen – they are ageless, unforgettable, and simply beautiful. They are wonderful for smaller spaces as the light, bright design will quickly open a space and allow the area to seem naturally bigger. Consider floor-to-ceiling panelling that can also help open the space while offering ample storage for smaller kitchens. 


White kitchens in all forms, from the highly functioning minimalistic approach, to the more country traditional feel, will create that all-important sense of enduring style. Choosing a white kitchen to adorn your home is a win/win in any situation – they are timeless, classic, clean, and beautiful. With the right expert advice, and clever design you can incorporate a white kitchen seamlessly into your new project with style and ease. 

Our Difference

Because of their experience, our designers know the latest trends and materials, or the classics used in today’s kitchens. We can help design you a kitchen that creates a striking or calming effect, while being energy efficient. We can also design a kitchen that is easy to maintain or the most durable for your lifestyle. At the planning stage, we will discuss your requirements and parameters to design a kitchen that will suit your home and your needs, without blowing your budget.

Our designers will be available to consult with the construction team and clarify specifications as needed. We’ve been in the business for over 30 years, so we know the importance of communication when it comes to getting a project from consultation and design through to construction and completion when it comes to your kitchen renovation in Melbourne.

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Why choose us?

When you design your new kitchen with Mint, we take the stress out of renovations. We offer full project management and excellent customer service – our job is only finished when you’re 100% happy.

Whether you’re new to renovating or have managed projects in the past, we have a personal approach to design and construction. Your kitchen will be delivered to you on time and on budget. Our joinery is all proudly made in Melbourne and comes with a 10-year guarantee. Our designers are CKD.Au certified and our builders registered (RBP). All this means that when it comes to your new kitchen – we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to learn more about our services or request a free consult.

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