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White and timber kitchens

White and timber kitchens

White and timber kitchens

Stunning UK made kitchens in white and timber

We have a great selection of white and timer (or solid wood as you may know it) to choose from. We make all our kitchens on-site in the UK and we can also make made to measure units on a lot of our ranges at prices you will be pleasantly surprised at.

As with all colour schemes, the lighter the colours used, the larger the area in which they appear will look. Here, a fairly narrow kitchen leading to a dining area has benefited from the use of pure white units. Look at the area where the kitchen meets the dining room and imagine how tall and narrow the opening would have seemed if the units on either side had been a deeper colour.

White can have the disadvantage of giving a room a clinical and sometimes cold appearance, especially in north-facing rooms. This is because blocks of

white can appear grey when natural light lacks the sun's warmth. One way to add softness to a white room is to opt for white or cream with a lemon base. There are, however, other ways of adding warmth to a basically white colour scheme. Using a warm colour like peach or terracotta in tiling, flooring or furnishings, for example, would soften the room, but beware, as a large expanse of white with a minimal amount of these colours can look contrived and quite uneasy on the eye.

One of the most successful ways of bringing a mellow warmth to a white room is to use natural timber, which has a way of softening the hard edges of a colour scheme. In this kitchen, the timber flooring, in particular, adds a casualness to a room that would have looked cold and unwelcoming if clad in more obvious white, grey or black ceramic or marble tiles.

The pattern in which the timber floor has been laid also has an effect on the appearance of the finished room. If the timber strips had been set to run the length of the kitchen through to the dining area, the floor would have looked longer, and the kitchen even narrower. If the strips had run horizontally, the room would have benefited from the appearance of extra width, but the lines of the kitchen might have appeared hard and square. The perfect solution was to run them diagonally, adding width and softer tines to the room.