06 Dec 2022, Read Time : 5 Min
White kitchens are all the rage, and why shouldn’t they be? They are bright and welcoming and give off a luxurious vibe like no other. White kitchens are classic and have stood the test of time (and changing trends).
One of the main questions while designing a white kitchen is – which colour of flooring will work well with the white cabinets? Do you go all white with white walls, white floors and white everything? Or do you add a contrast with a different coloured floor? Confusing, isn’t it?
Well, here we are with various colours of floor tiles that work very well with white kitchen cabinets. Keep the overall style of your kitchen as well as the décor pieces you plan on using in mind before you zero in on the colour for your floor tiles.
Gone are the days of simple white tiles in the kitchen. Today, tiles are available in a wide variety of colours and designs for you to choose from – from the darkest of greys to the lightest of pinks; you can find a tile in any colour you can think of!
While designing a kitchen with white cabinets, it is important to consider the impact of the floor on the overall look and feel of your kitchen. There are a lot of factors that come into play while selecting the colour of the floor of your white kitchen, such as the amount of light it receives, the amount of “free” space you have, the overall design style of the kitchen, and of course the ambience you want to create.
Each colour has a different impact on the aesthetic of your kitchen. Read on to know the impact of the different colour gradients on your kitchen.
Using dark colours, such as black, charcoal, and even dark brown can dramatically impact your kitchen’s ambience. Using dark floors with white cabinets works best for modern kitchens. The whole look can be tied together by using similar dark-coloured accents on the backsplash and other décor pieces, such as dark-coloured frames around framed artwork or dark-coloured pots and pans displayed on open shelves.
Suppose you are not a fan of dark colours or find the look too dramatic. In that case, you can tone down the look by simply using a few shades of lighter colours, such as slate, graphite, beige, etc.
Using these mid-range hues can give your kitchen the moderate look you desire- nothing too dramatic nor too subtle. As a rule of thumb, avoid shades that have an orange undertone – they can clash terribly with your white cabinets and give your kitchen a very dated look.
If you wish for a very light, airy and bright look, you can opt for lighter floors. Light-coloured floors, especially light wood tones, can provide you with that look without looking too subtle or dated. Colours such as cream, light beige, light grey, etc., can work very well with white cabinets; just avoid colours with a prominent yellow undertone, as it can make the kitchen feel washed out and dull.
Now that you know the impact the different gradients have on the kitchen look let us dive into the world of colours and see how each colour works with white cabinets. Depending on your vision for the space, you can select any shade of colour.
All white kitchens have grown increasingly uncommon, especially in households with children or pets, since spills are inevitable. This makes maintaining white floors a great task. But, if your home has no children or pets, you can easily opt for white floors – provided you add plenty of brown or grey elements around the kitchen to add warmth and cut down on the starkness of an all-white kitchen.
Black floors can add contrast to your kitchen and give it a retro look. The addition of colourful accents, such as brightly coloured appliances, kitchen towels, crockery, and wall art, can give the kitchen an eccentric, fun vibe.
Add some warmth and cosiness to your kitchen by using earthy tones for the floor. You can opt for brown pattern tiles or wood look tiles to give your kitchen the look of hardwood floors without the added maintenance. Brown can help add a warm, inviting feel to your kitchen while adding some visual depth to the space. You can further add some more emphasis on the nature-like feel of the space with the addition of small potted plants around the kitchen.
Grey is one of the trendiest colours and works very well with white cabinets. Using a marble look grey tile can help add a luxurious feel to your kitchen and elevate its look. The striking look of grey helps break the monotony of the white and adds some personality to your kitchen. You can even use grey stone tiles to add another texture to your kitchen.
Since all white kitchens can end up looking a bit too cold, beige flooring can help inject some warmth into the space. Beige tiles are almost unnoticeable and work as the perfect backdrop for various colours – so if you decide to switch up the colour of your kitchen, you may not need to redo your floors all over again!
Cream floors, especially cream marble floors, have the ability to add a touch of luxury that will completely transform your kitchen. The cream can help add a warm touch to your kitchen and make it feel inviting.
Choosing the right flooring for white kitchens can seem like a Herculean task, but if you understand how each shade works, you can complete this herculean task in a jiffy! Your flooring choice can make or break your space, so pay careful attention to your choices, and you should be good to go.
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