The psychology of colour: Bright white…

White equals total reflection. It is the complete opposite of black which is total absorption. Just as uncompromising as black white gives a room a heightened perception of space and is said to reduce any nagging feelings of disappointment or drudge. This is why we deem it the best colour for the kitchen where the most onerous tasks take place.

A predominantly white interior gives a feeling of space and cleanliness. Although too much white can feel sterile and cold. The addition of a few pops of colour and varying the temperature and tone of white will stop it from feeling bland or unwelcoming.

Here are some kitchens that have used white to great affect.. 

This sleek polished white kitchen is a cleaning haven. Beautifully framed by black details.

The whiteness of this kitchen is tempered by the textural details. Painting an old brick wall white makes it feel modern and fresh and highlights the tactile surface. We love the wooden cupboard doors in this kitchen and think it really warms up the white. This kitchen is from a small living space in Antwerp which was designed by the architect Katrien Van Doven.

The combination of white metro tiles and off white cupboards makes the kitchen feel warm and welcoming. The industrial quality of the concrete surfaces provides a great contrast with the shiny metro tiles.

If you like this look shop our collection of white kitchen accessories and invite a bit of white into your kitchen.