Before and After: A White Kitchen Gets a Colorful Makeover

The best way to bring a white kitchen to life? Just add color!

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White Kitchen Countertop and Shelves With Multicolor Accessories

Colorful Decor in a White Kitchen

HGTV Magazine presents easy ways to add color to a white kitchen with decor like pendant lights, art, countertop appliances and more.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

If we had to guess the color of your kitchen, we’d be safe assuming it’s white — or something close. White is the top color for cabinets, walls, backsplashes and counters, according to Houzz, with nearly half of all homeowners choosing white cabinets. (Plain wood is a distant second, at 25%.) Most of us love white because it looks clean, light and airy, but kitchen design is trending in the direction of big, bold colors. If you’re ready to add color to your own space, check out how we turned a basic white kitchen into a lively cookspace. Then, scroll to shop for more eye-popping picks.

Before: A Plain White Kitchen

White Kitchen With Floating Wood Shelves and a White Island

Before: A Basic White Kitchen

HGTV Magazine transforms this white kitchen into a colorful cook space with bright accessories.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

After: A Rainbow of Kitchen Decor

White Kitchen With Multicolor Decor and Furniture

A White Kitchen With a Rainbow of Modern Decor

HGTV Magazine transformed this white kitchen into a colorful cook space with bright accessories like wallpaper, art, pendant lights, stools and a rug.

Photo by: Philip Friedman

Philip Friedman

6 Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen

All it takes is a few simple swaps to totally change the feel of a neutral kitchen. Try one of these ideas for a subtle pop of color, or try them all to transform your kitchen into the colorful space you crave — without touching a paint brush.

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