Design trends: the timeless charm of total white kitchens

Design trends: the timeless charm of total white kitchens

An ideal choice for those who desire a cosy, bright and refined ambience, the total white kitchen is a style choice that is more sought after than ever to furnish our cooking spaces. An aesthetic that seems to be immune to the changes imposed by fashion in furnishing, it is rooted in the simplicity and elegance of timeless classics for its easy adaptability to spaces of all sizes and furnishing types.

Far from cold and monotonous as some might think, in addition to being an emblem of enduring refinement, absolute white - in all its shades - is in fact a colour preference that brings several advantages to the kitchen and has great design potential.

Here are some interesting ideas to give our environment an aura of freshness and lightness with the daring complicity of total white, making sure that the excess of minimalism doesn't lapse into anonymity.


More than just a colour choice, total white is a style statement that reveals a predilection for order and visual cleanliness.

Among the most convincing advantages of the all-white kitchen:


  • Brightness and spaciousness — As the sum of all the colours of the visible spectrum, white reflects light in a masterful way and is able to illuminate and enlarge the space in which it is set: a total white kitchen seems larger due to the airier atmosphere it diffuses regardless of the actual size of the room.
  • Order, purity and harmony — According to the principles of Feng Shui (the ancient Chinese art teaching the harmonious and beneficial organisation of living spaces), white represents purity, clarity and precision: the white kitchen not only gives a feeling of order and cleanliness but also promotes a harmonious flow of energy, creating an environment that is favourable to the preparation and sharing of healthy and nutritious foods.
  • Timelessness — A truly enduring style destined to last over time, the white kitchen can easily be modernised: simply play with new accessories or insert a latest-generation appliance, repaint the walls or change the floor of the room according to current dictates of style trends.
  • Adaptability to the surrounding context - As the American interior designer Andi Morse states, a white space is like a privileged creative canvas on which to transfer original accents designed for the most diverse contexts. Adaptable to any type of environment, the all-white kitchen can thus be placed in a country house with a shabby chic mood as well as in a contemporary industrial-style open space, relying heavily on details and particularities. From modern hanging shelves on which to put plates, snacks, pots and pans on display to retro handles and knobs, from double pendant lamps to nostalgic vintage barstools, a little bit of interior decorating will suffice for a clean transformation of the room.


Despite its advantages, the total white kitchen also presents some challenges: besides being more prone to dirt and stains requiring regular maintenance and cleaning, the excessive predominance of white may create the impression of an aseptic and impersonal environment.

This is a risk that can be avoided by warming up the simplicity of the neutral colour with natural elements capable of maintaining the cosy appearance. For example, by adding touches of high-contrast colour for a worktop or dining table, or by weaving in some neutrals such as a beautiful grey stone for the kitchen island, you can bring a sought-after but not too bold "surprise factor" into the kitchen space. The fact that white is the protagonist within the kitchen does not mean that it necessarily has to be the only shade present: the use of natural materials and/or matching colours allow endless customisation possibilities, creating interesting alternatives to absolute purity. 


Those who experience a touch of colour as a kind of betrayal to the original design will be pleased to know that, while remaining in the same colour tone, the cold and uninviting reputation of the all-white kitchen can also be overturned by focusing on the lines and finishes of the furnishing elements that finish it.

The aesthetic hood plays an important role among these, as well as chairs and coffee tables, and here it is called upon to be elegant and refined but at the same time not too demanding. If our preference is not to choose a kitchen hood in another colour, it is good to know that the skilful use of matt or satin finishes will contribute to emphasising the material dimension of the elements, adding depth and character to spaces in total white, just like the use of natural materials such as wood and stone.

A goal achieved by Faber's Beat XL distinctively shaped suspended hood in the new White Matt finish, which seems to skilfully embody the spirit of absolute white in the kitchen, integrating harmoniously into environments dominated by purity thanks to its essential design and contemporary character. Ideal for large spaces and extended island kitchens, as well as offering a beautiful visual impact, it presents a series of advanced functions that make it an appropriate element for a modern and stylish total white kitchen.

On a final note, total white in the kitchen continues to be an option of great aesthetic and functional impact, capable of transforming rooms into bright, stylish and welcoming spaces. A monochromatic style that, with the right attention to the choice of furnishing elements and decorative accents, can give our kitchens characteristics of freshness and elegance that are difficult to match.

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