If there is one hue with the power to transcend all interior trends and impress designers through the centuries, it is white. The benefits of this tone are abundant, making it a safe (but nonetheless sophisticated) choice for every room of the home, but none more so than the kitchen – and Sheryl Crow's abode is no exception.
The singer, who naturally resides in the country music capital, Nashville, shared a glimpse inside her all-white kitchen, complete with glass-fronted cabinets and vertical storage painted in this hue.
In opting for white, Sheryl has ensured her kitchen will impress long beyond 2023, as many designers suggest this color will remain fashionable for decades and even centuries into the future. But what makes it so timeless? We asked them to weigh in.
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'White kitchens remain timeless for many reasons. Choosing this kitchen color is a good bet because it gives your kitchen a feeling of simplicity and cleanliness as well as elegance and sophistication,' comments Chelsea Potthast, the principal of Potthast Design.
'The hue is a versatile canvas for the homeowner to add their own style through lighting and plumbing fixtures. This style lends itself to different aesthetic genres, making it easy to personalize,' she says. 'Also, a white kitchen is attractive to a wide variety of potential home buyers if you are thinking of resale value.'
While Sheryl does not appear to be contending with a compact space, Chelsea adds that this color is especially impactful in small kitchens due to its size-enhancing qualities.
'White reflects light and helps create the perception of space even in a small room with little natural light,' she says.
Interior designer Chelsea Potthast is the founder of Potthast Design. Chelsea began her design career in Los Angeles working with a wide variety of clients in both hospitality and residential design. She then returned to her hometown, St. Petersburg, in 2016, and opened her boutique interior design firm.
It's also unsurprising that Chelsea is not exclusive in her observations. 'White kitchens are timeless because they are clean, versatile, and flexible,' adds Elana Mendelson, the CEO of Elana Designs.
'Their aesthetic can be enhanced and modernized by updating accents, decor, and design elements without having to renovate the entire space. This allows the white kitchen to withstand the test of time as they’re classic and universal.'
We're buying our way into Sheryl Crow's space with these three picks (including one of all-time favorite whites) below.
Described as Backdrop's 'cleanest, pure white,' this easily-applicable, washable paint is 'green-certified,' making it a great choice if you want to get the look sustainably.
These ageless small bowls are the perfect size for a small snack, ice cream, and for your everyday prep dishes. They look great stacked up like the ones seen in Sheryl's cabinets.
Sheryl Crow is not the first celebrity to emphasize kitchen color's power, nor will she be the last – but we couldn't overlook her celebration of this tone, and remind ourselves what makes white so timeless every single time.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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