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4 Ideas to Steal from 4 Lovely White Kitchens

Create a sophisticated space with these decorating tricks

Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photo)

Pristine, clean, and easy to spruce up—these are just some of the things that best describe white. While homeowners would rather shy away from using this color at home (it's difficult to maintain), it can actually give the home a modern look that's easy to update and decorate.

White need not be boring and plain—as seen in these well-equipped kitchen spaces. If you've always wanted a heavenly cooking corner, here are decorating ideas to keep in mind: 

Pair it with unique flooring

You can have your walls, cabinets, and shelves all in white but you need to have a touch of color to create a balanced look. In this kitchen designed by interior designer Ruby Besira, the white walls were complemented with captivating floors that feature hand-painted patterns. This livens up the space and prevents it from being dull.

RL Tip: Aside from unique flooring, you may also experiment with backsplashes or decorate the cabinets with wall decals and washi tape for a playful look.

Photo by Dairy Darilag. Click here to see the complete home tour

Add a pop of color

Of course, an all-white space can look livelier when you add in a couple of vibrant accent pieces. If your kitchen flows directly to the dining area, you can pick chairs or furniture in fun colors like green or yellow. You can also put your chosen ceramics and tableware on display.

Photo by Dairy Darilag. Click here to see the complete home tour.

Opt for sleek pieces

Achieve a modern minimalist space by choosing sleek furniture pieces. Bar stools with slim metal legs are ideal choices for a breakfast nook. You may also have a couple of stainless steel pieces and accessories to break the monotony.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano. Click here to see the complete home tour.

Consider subway tiles

Subway tiles are must-have items these days as they can give any space a stylish upgrade. Using these rectangle wonders in the kitchen can make it easier for you to spot dirt—making cleaning a breeze. Visit home depots and hardwares to inquire about the prices and availability of these coveted tiles.

Photo by Marc Jao. Click here to see the complete home tour.

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