Scandinavian style: 20 white kitchens and advice on their equipment


Perhaps you think that white kitchens are goodthey look only in pictures, but in real life, with all its disorder and chaos, there is no place for them. We will prove that beauty, cleanliness and functionality are perfectly compatible. White kitchen is a blank sheet on which you can write whatever you want. White will fit into the high-tech style and will be beautiful in the "palace" entourage. The main thing is not to forget that reasonable and convenient content should be hidden behind the outer veneer, and to be guided not only by beautiful pictures, but also by real needs. Perhaps you have doubts related to common prejudices about the use of white (especially in the kitchen). Let's try to refute them.

White is beautiful, but impractical

Modern materials repel dirt, exceptMoreover, the stains appear in any kitchen, but where will you notice and take them away faster - on a white surface or on a brown surface? Choose glossy smooth materials - matte soiled faster, rough surfaces harder to clean. Provide a comfortable capacious sink,To easily maintain cleanliness. For example, a faucet can be attached to a wall to make room, and can turn into a sliding shower. It's great if there is a second bowl in the sink, a separate tap for drinking water and a built-in waste shredder: less splashing, less garbage - a clean white kitchen. Inga Azhgirey, designer:- I like white kitchens, if only because decorative accessories - colored decorative spatulas, boards, textiles - can be changed often, and everything will look good and in a new way. When buying, always actively touch the material from which the kitchen will be made, do not hesitate. This is necessary to understand how the surface will behave in life. It is best if there are no traces left or if the prints are easy to remove. The only impractical use of white in the kitchen is, perhaps, the countertop in the work area, which is exposed to the maximum impact: dirt, water, shock, hot objects. It may be worth equipping the kitchen with the maximum number of boards and coasters, or choosing the most suitable material, taking into account all of it. To make the lower cabinets less dirty, let the countertop protrude slightly forward and cover it from splashes. Asya Bondareva, designer:- I recommend ordering worktops after installing the kitchen, since the correct measurements can be taken only after the complete assembly of the kitchen set, this will allow you to get a perfectly fitted surface. The process will take a little longer, but the result is worth it.

White will not tolerate confusion

It's easy to answer: "Then do not create a mess" - but how? Indeed, blockages on a white background are somewhat more noticeable than, say, gray. But there is a way out - make sure that you fully use all the places for storage in the kitchen. Check - whether you are satisfied with the size and placement of all drawers and shelves before buying. Why not immediately provide, for example, a place for storing bottles? Narrow pull-out shelves are great for storing spice jars and save space. And do not forget about the main thing that they are comfortable and of high quality. Side open shelves on the lower level are suitable for storing really relevant, beautiful and used things - for example, cookbooks. But the upper area of ​​the kitchen can be used by installing a rail - a metal tube or rail, on which you can hang baskets, hooks for blades and noise, even pans. Closed cabinets can perform two functions at once- hide or unobtrusively demonstrate. Close the door to the shelf with a microwave oven, if it does not fit into the interior, but put your favorite service in an elegant glassed cabinet, so it will be in sight, but safe from dust and pets. Open shelves - a solution for the neat andBorn decorators. If you put vases on them or beautiful plates and glasses, they will undoubtedly attract attention. But if on open shelves you plan to keep old pans and covers, it is better to fold them into wire or woven baskets. Inga Azhgirey, designer:- When choosing a kitchen set, just lay out all your dishes - large and small, appliances and accessories - and take a close look at them. Is that all or are you planning to buy more? As a result, it will become clear to you how many drawers for large dishes you need to provide, how many drawers for small items. As for open shelves, if you are not ready to maintain perfect order and build cups by height and color, then instead of the desired feeling of lightness and spaciousness, you will simply get a mess. Better neat, closed drawers, even in a small kitchen, than a sea of ​​things on an open shelf. If you store something on kitchen cabinets under the very ceiling, then most likely it is something that you rarely use. Perhaps, in some cases, it is better to give up wall cabinets altogether. You can store all the necessary items in low or high narrow floor cabinets, but, perhaps, this is an option for a large kitchen and extremely thoughtful housekeeping. Many items in the kitchen are made of metal,So magnetic strips for storage will be useful for you - both vertical and horizontal. First of all it is convenient for storing knives, but you can, for example, attach a notepad for notes and notes to magnets.

White is boring

White is sometimes considered too sterile and think,That the white kitchen will look like an operating room. But unlike dark shades, white practically emits light, and it is possible to add heat and brightness to it with textiles, accessories, decor. White is a universal color and looks good in any combination. Choose: bright details, black and white graphics or a combination with pastel shades. Why not diversify the interior with textures? White looks great in combination with wood, metal, tiles. There are many ways to make your kitchen Asya Bondareva, designer:- In my opinion, you should not be afraid of white kitchens, they give the room a sense of spaciousness and cleanliness. It is also a very good background for an elegant kitchen apron and beautiful dishes. So make up your mind! Finally, provide a place for fresh flowers in your white kitchen - they will always delight, inspire and cheer you up.