A popular trend for decorating kitchens are crisp, pristine white dream kitchens showcasing gleaming marble counters and beautiful glistening backsplashes. It is quite easy to see why, as white not only makes a space appear more bright and airy, it also seems more spacious. Other advantages to white kitchen includes: enhancing other design elements, wood flooring appears more rich against white, pendant lights stand out as sculptural elements, and stainless steel appliances sparkle. The addition of marble to the mix presents a luxurious touch.
With the advantages comes a few disadvantages to this display of simple elegance. Having a white kitchen in your home requires a lot of upkeep; all that white will not keep clean without some heavy duty maintenance. Marble is definitely not for everyone due to it’s soft and porous nature, scratching and staining easily, and acidic foods can cause surface etching. Marble enthusiasts have learned to love the patina, or just live with it, that time brings. If you simply cannot bear the inevitable signs of wear and tear, you may want to contemplate using an alternative and more durable material in your kitchen design scheme, such as quartz.
If you are ready for the challenge, or just looking to do a little daydreaming, check out the collection we have gathered together for you below, we are sure you will love it! If you are looking for more inspiration, we have some past articles that may be of interest to you, 43 Extremely creative small kitchen design ideas and 31 Bright and colorful kitchen design inspirations.
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