The kitchen at StoneGable is truly the heart of this home and where I spend a great deal of time! It also seems to be the natural gathering spot for all those who come to visit too! My kitchen is a workhorse so keeping it functional is very important! But I also want to keep it fresh and bright and updated! One great way to keep a kitchen looking crisp and current is to use white accents. White is a classic and also very popular right now so using white to brighten up a kitchen seems only natural! Here are a few white kitchen accents that are a must for me here at StoneGable!
Did you listen to Decorating Tips and Tricks? Yesterday’s episode was about O-P-E-N Concept living. The pros, the cons and what we incorporate into our home!
Today is HOME STYLE SATURDAY…
Make sure you check out the beautiful post at the bottom of this one!
Now let’s brighten up your kitchen…
Even if you don’t have a white kitchen these white accents will work! They are easy to incorporate and will give your kitchen a new and brighter look!
Get out your white dishes and decorate with them! I love love love white dishes and don’t hide them in my kitchen cupboards. White dishes are such a nice design layer that is reflective and bright!
Use them on your counters, Stack them in a pretty vignette on your kitchen table, or display them on open shelves or a hutch! Just use them!
USE LOTS OF WHITE ACCESSORIES
Even if your kitchen is not white, using lots of white kitchen accessories will give it a fresh, radiant look! Think about displaying white plates on a cake pedestal or stacking or hanging white mugs. It will add a bright spot to your kitchen!
I love white pitchers, spoon rests and measuring cups. If it goes in a kitchen and is white… I like to use it!
POT PLANTS IN WHITE POTS
I love potted herbs in my kitchen and I use them year round. How about taking a terracotta pot and painting it white?
I used a chalk-type paint to paint this little pot and then painted a stylish “No.1” on it with acrylic paints. I planted a small basil tree in it that I got at a local nursery. It looks so cheery and bright. White pots are a must in my farmhouse kitchen!
ACCENT YOUR KITCHEN WITH WHITE STOOLS OR CHAIRS
Why not add some fun white barstools to your kitchen island? If you don’t have an island how about finding a corner you can rest a white chair in? Something as large as barstools or a chair will give a kitchen a big pop of white!
ADD A WHITE STATEMENT PIECE
Get rid of all those little tchotchkes that tend to make a kitchen look cluttered and opt for big statement pieces! How about finding (or painting) white lanterns to go on an island? If not lanterns, then something big and white and amazing! Larger items have much more visual power than a grouping of small things!
I’m looking for a big white vintage scale for my island. It has to be white! I hope I can find it on my next trip to an Antique Mall!
OPT FOR WHITE FLOWERS
Flowers are an instant kitchen pick-me-up! Adding fresh or faux white flowers to a kitchen will instantly make it brighter and more welcoming!
My absolute first choice in white flowers are tulips! I love to place them next to my farmhouse sink! White flowers will brighten your kitchen and your day!
ADD A WHITE BACKSPLASH
If you want to make a bolder change, how about choosing a white backsplash. Beadboard or stone or Carrara marble or subway tile! What a difference a white backsplash will make in a kitchen!
The beadboard backsplash in my kitchen gives it a bright. charming farmhouse look!
White is the perfect accent color to brighten up a kitchen! Start collecting white kitchen wares and display them! We all want a light, clean and fresh looking kitchen and white accents will give us the look we love!
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