With all the messes that are made in kitchens, some may wonder why white is such a popular color for the space. But we love a white kitchen for just that reason: it conveys a sense of cleanliness that can't be faked. After all, if there are any spills, stains, or grime you'll know immediately...
And here's an idea: instead of spending big bucks on a professional range or refrigerator, get the "I mean business" look of a working kitchen by painting yours white. Instantly the emphasis is shifted to the food and cooking implements throughout the space, giving it that same professional feel at a fraction of the cost. The one drawback is that you'll have to wash the walls every few months and paint more often, but really, those things should be done in a kitchen anyways - using white just means you'll have less leeway to slack.
Images: Marcus Svensson via stylist Sofie Andersson's website