Design: What, Exactly, Makes a White Kitchen ‘Timeless’?

Real estate brokers report that many home buyers look for a kitchen washed in white

June 17, 2015
Design: What Exactly Makes a White Kitchen ‘Timeless?’

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Surveyed designers and architects report clients look for white kitchens, and a white kitchen is often described as “timeless,” but why is that?

“White has stood the test of time because it’s clean and fresh,” award-winning designer Mick de Giulio, of de Giulio Kitchen Design, in Wilmette, Ill., tells Houselogic. “Those two words—clean and fresh—are classic words for describing a great kitchen. There isn’t a better way to approach design.”

Houselogic contributor and home improvement writer John Riha collects evidence from multiple fields that suggest a white-colored kitchen is the way to go.

“Color therapists tout white’s positive vibes,” he writes. “It represents happiness, innocence, and purity.”

Riha offers tips on how to make a desirable kitchen using variations of white, as well as design tips to mix and match materials and colors.

Read more on  Houselogic .

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