A tried and true kitchen necessity is classic white shaker cabinets.
Characterized by its simple lines and clean finish, it fits perfectly into any home. The best part about the simplicity is it gives you the option to spice it up however your heart desires.
Whether it’s through color or a variety of hardware, feel free to release your inner style desires onto these cabinets. They are ready for whatever you throw at them.
Make sure you keep reading to find out several ways to spice your kitchen up. Don’t worry, it’s simple and gives you full artistic freedom.
Add Some Color
Whether you’re a person with a love for neutral colors or a creative mind with the cravings for crazy colors, any color palette fits right in with the white shaker cabinets.
If you’re wanting a calmer atmosphere with neutral tones, throw a bamboo rug on the ground and add some brown bowls and wooden salt and pepper shakers on the counter. Is that too boring? Invest instead in a bright red rug and possibly some yellow bowls.
White caters to any mood you need it to, whether you’re a messy single man trying to figure out interior decorating or a new mom trying to create a comfortable kitchen.
If you’re feeling extra bold, invest in all black accessories to highlight contrast and create a modern atmosphere. Between black and white, any slight color addition will pop immediately to guests.
Not everyone is gifted with the knowledge of good color palettes. Luckily, there are color palette generators on the internet available for a little extra help.
Or you could spend hours holding up paint swatches in the store. It’s your choice.
Invest in Other Hardware
You know you might be getting a little boring when you find yourself enjoying looking at different knobs and handles to install in furniture. Personally, we find it exciting and love it if you do too.
Hardware can help express any mood or style you might be feeling, and the white shaker cabinets are the perfect canvas for new touches. Silver knobs create a clean, classic look within the kitchen. It keeps things bright and sleek.
Perhaps you’re feeling a little sassy and stylish? Try adding an intricate gold handle to your cabinets. Gold is a timeless classic.
Now, this may seem a little crazy, but stay with us. Why not install a few different kinds of knobs and handles? Pick one metal but mix up the style.
Choose long, sleek silver handles for your low horizontal, pull-out drawers, and add a cute silver button knob to your upper cabinets where you store cups. It adds a little flair without being totally overbearing on anyone who walks in.
We also suggest breaking away from the silver and gold mold. Get crazy and purchase some iron or copper. Don’t be shy.
There’s always a little extra hardware help on the internet so don’t sweat too much.
Choose the Right Flooring
You might be wondering how exactly the floor will help the cabinets look better. There’s no good explanation, but trust us. It’s home science.
If you’re a person with classic taste, a dark hardwood flooring always looks lovely with white shaker cabinets. The dark tints help highlight the clean white of the cabinets, and it won’t show as much if your children track in dirt from the backyard.
Not feeling the wood? Invest in a marble tile look. Marble looks fancy, keeps things modern, and is hard to ruin.
White marble with black detail, or ever black marble, will freshen up and dust off any boring old shaker cabinet. If you want to keep the classy look going through a majority of your home, there’s tons of way to look like you had a way bigger budget than you actually may have had.
Like mentioned before, accessories are a great way to spice anything up. So once you pick out your desired flooring, throw down a rug to tie it all together.
Decor Is a Must
The most fun part is here. Decorations. Once you’ve figured out the flooring, color palette, and hardware, you’ve gotten the difficult parts out of the way.
Decoration options are endless and can be simple and cheap. If you do have a larger budget to blow, you’re in extra luck.
One of the best places to find cheap decor and spice up any white shaker cabinet is using antiques from your parents’ or grandparents’ place. Most homes have items they no longer use or things they are willing to pass down to help furnish the home of the younger generation.
Take the intricate frame you saw on your grandmother’s coffee table and add an updated family portrait for your kitchen. If you can’t find one of those, ask your mother for some of her fancy plates.
If you don’t have much money or passed down items, there are hundreds of DIY projects requiring minimum cash and material. Use old delicate towels or leftover fabric to create curtains for the window over your sink.
Not all of us have time to make our own decorations so even running to a thrift store for a fancy serving platter or purchasing some fresh flowers from a local farmer’s market can spice up white shaker cabinets.
Take Full Advantage of White Shaker Cabinets
Don’t let a blank canvas scare you. Improving, renovating, or simply starting from scratch in a new kitchen can be exciting and fun. The simple look of a shaker cabinet caters to any transformation presented to it.
Whether you’re a lover of classic decor or feel excitement over vibrant splashes of color, the world is your oyster with these cabinets.
They can be designed any way so if you get bored after a few months, change up the mood. The cabinets will change with you.
If you need more design inspiration or project ideas, like fun DIY cabinet door crafts, explore our site for tips and tricks to help keep your home looking its best. Everyone loves a happy home.