Friday, April 7, 2017

Warming Up a White Kitchen

Hello everyone!

I love the color white.  That's no secret.  But, besides texture, the warmth of natural wood is a great way to warm up the space when you have a lot of white in a room. I wanted to share some examples of that in my kitchen. 

 Kitchens can seem cold if you don't have a lot of color so bringing in something to soften the space is a welcome addition. Besides draperies, using upholstered or slip covered furniture is a great way to do that. I have a pine farmhouse table with wooden cross back chairs that I love.  But, I recently added these white slip covered chairs to the ends that are soft and have adorable ties on the back.  

I also changed out my light fixture from a pendant light to this open framed lantern.  

I love how it looks at night with the little candle bulbs lit up. The shape of the lantern was more substantial than the pendant light that was here.

Back over on the countertop, I've used some wood pieces to contrast with the white.  This round cutting board is being used under this boxwood topiary.

And this wooden tray is being used underneath this pitcher of flowers.  This is all that's left of my anniversary bouquet.  

At my sink area, I like to have everything within hands reach.  So, I tried to make it more attractive with pretty soap bottles and wooden brushes. Setting everything in white containers keeps it tidy.

And finally, a patterned rug in front of the sink always feels good under foot and can easily be changed out if your color scheme changes. 

These are just a few ways that I try to add some interest to my kitchen and still keep it functional.  

All of these accessories are classic and can even be used in other rooms of my house.  So they are money well spent.  I always try to invest in pieces that will stand the test of time.

Hope you have a great week ahead!  

~ Kelly ~


Stacey said...

LOVE your kitchen, Kelly. Everything you've done looks great. The accessories are perfect.

NanaDiana said...

I like the bit of warmth the wood adds, too, and the accessories do the same thing. Love your kitchen, Kelly. Have a great weekend- xo Diana

Debra Pashkowsky said...

I love how you warm up a space using natural wood pieces and texture. Your kitchen looks so welcoming.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

You have my dream kitchen Kelly! Love the finishes and the additions of wood and pretty but functional accessories is the icing on the cake :).

Calypso In The Country said...

I love seeing your kitchen and you added the perfect amount of wood to keep it warm and inviting. So pretty!

Missy George said...

Beautiful..Love your taste..similar to mine, I guess..Love the wood additions..Have a good weekend..

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great. Love the little round breadboard. Must come up and see all the goodies in person.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Everything looks great! Love the touches of natural wood to your white kitchen.

Debra Oliver said...

everything is beautiful, love that sink!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've really done a fabulous job transforming your kitchen space over the years, Kelly. It's perfection!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love that rug and I always like the look of wood accessories. You're reminding me I should get out my wooden cutting boards and display them. :) Your new light fixture is so pretty too.

Jill said...

Beautiful kitchen!!! We recently purchased an older home last year and I had to compromise because the kitchen is very dates and still has some areas with dark paneling (yikes, lol) but we hope to remodel it in the near future so I make do the best I can right now. Thank you for sharing your lovely kitchen and giving me some fresh ideas :-) Have a wonderful day!


Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I just love your kitchen, Kelly! The accessories you've added make it feel so homey, and I love the french doors to the deck.

Sandy said...

Love your kitchen Kelly. Yes, investing in pieces and accessories that wi stand the test of time is wise. Ironstone always fits the bill! Yoyr space is timeless and you can add color and different things to change the look.