White kitchen worktops have always been popular with our customers here at Savoy Timber, and in many ways it’s not difficult to see why. They have a timeless appeal, a cool clean look, and they’re brilliant at reflecting natural light, helping us to feel happier and more at home in our kitchens. As an extra bonus, it also tends to make kitchens look more spacious as well – just one more reason why they’re so popular during the summer months!
Now, it can be all too easy to misjudge the design of a kitchen with white worktops, and accidentally end up creating something bland or dull. To avoid that, we’ve come up with a couple of creative suggestions on how you can use our white laminate kitchen worktops to style your white kitchen.
This is the classic choice, and often preferred as the ‘ultimate modern aesthetic’. If you’re a fan of white handleless units and glass-fronted cabinetry, you can create an effortlessly contemporary look for your kitchen. What’s more, the cost-effective price of our laminate kitchen worktops make it easier than ever to get the look for less! Sparkle white worktops like our Strass Blanc White Sparkle Gloss are great for giving it an extra sparkle of personality, or the simple beauty of our Blanc Chamonix Wilsonart worktop is perfect for giving your kitchen a clean, sophisticated look, and letting the rest of the design speak for itself.
Lots of people who go for these sorts of worktops like to pair them with gold handles and accessories, for an extra luxurious look. Alternatively, you can add decorative touches in the form of brass fixtures and fittings to warm up the design a bit, which can help it to feel much more homely.
As you may already know if you’ve ever had an all-white kitchen, it can sometimes be a bit of a struggle to keep it properly clean, especially if it’s a family home. But if you’re weighing up the decision, it’s worth remembering that a two-tone kitchen provides a great alternative. It keeps that fresh, airy feeling of an all-white kitchen, but allows you to project an extra sense of personality into it through the colour you choose for your cabinetry or other elements.
It’s worth thinking carefully about the sort of colour you choose though, since unlike the ones you choose for your accessories and smaller appliances, it’s not one that can be changed easily. Pale, neutral colours are often a safe choice, such as soft pink or baby blue. As an added bonus, they tend to have quite a calming effect. On the other hand, warmer colours like red and orange can have a more energising effect, especially when contrasted with white!
You might want to go for a fusion of the two ideas we’ve suggested above, by keeping a mainly white kitchen with splashes of colour. There are tonnes of ways to do this – for example, you can choose colourful crockery, or appliances like toasters and microwaves. For something even more temporary, you can use flowers or small bowls of fruit. It’s all great for giving your kitchen added depth and character.
They can even serve as useful baseplates if you’re experimenting a bit with colour, letting you see how different shades compare and contrast with the white base of your kitchen. If you’ve got a kitchen island for example, that can be a great candidate for a quick lick of paint, letting you trial out a new colour and see how it works with the rest of the kitchen, before committing to painting an entire new wall.
Black kitchen worktops can be used a fantastic effect in white kitchens. The contrast can give your space a real dramatic flair, giving your kitchen a visual impact like no other. As an extra plus point, black worktops are generally easier to keep clean, as any marks or stains don’t show up quite as starkly as they often can on white worktops. Our black sparkle gloss strass noir worktop is a particular favourite for creating monochrome kitchens, but we’ve got a few more suggestions in this previous post!
These are just a few suggestions of course, and it’s by no means an exhaustive list. We’re sure you can come up with plenty of ideas of your own! Whatever you’ve got in mind though, you can be sure that we’ve got a laminate kitchen worktop to suit you – you can browse our best selling range of cheap laminate worktops right here on our website! Alternatively, if you’ve got any questions or you need some advice, feel free to get in touch with our experts on 0345 0268 799. We’re here to help!