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Ask a Designer: Add Color to a White Kitchen


Q: What are some inexpensive ways to add color to a white kitchen?

Janice: If you have a white kitchen, there's a lot of things that you can do. Go to find some little appliances like toaster ovens and coffeemakers. You can find some great colors in things like that. I have a client who's got a red toaster on her countertop or the KitchenAid mixers, for instance. They come in array of colors.

Now, the other way is to perhaps paint if any exposed walls. Paint is one of the least expensive ways to decorate and add some color, so that's always a good option. Possibly changing a backsplash if you have the opportunity to do so.

That, again, does not have to be an expensive proposition unless you have very good taste in materials. Usually backsplash is an inexpensive way. Then just miscellaneous things like towels and different accessories like that would really help brighten up a white kitchen.