10 ways to create an effortlessly modern monochrome kitchen

White on white pairs perfectly with black touches to create a timeless look.

For a timeless look that is effortlessly grown-up and refreshingly family-friendly, opt for white on white in the kitchen.

Choose a marble splashback and benchtop for a hint of luxe, then warm up an all-white colour scheme by introducing walnut wood for cabinetry and stools.

The beauty of pale neutrals in the kitchen is that you can add or subtract colour with carefully chosen accessories whenever you feel like it.

1 Marble subway tile splashback

Marble is a classic look in any home and what better way to blend timeless trends than a marble-style subway tile splashback?

Ceramic Carrara tile, $55-$85 per sqm (depending on freight costs) from Tile Space
Ceramic Carrara tile, $55-$85 per sqm (depending on freight costs) from Tile Space

2 Marble tile splashback

If subway tiles aren’t up your alley, opting for a large marble design is your go-to alternative. Hello, luxury and glamour!

Marmi Bianchi matt glazed porcelain tile, $89.90 per sqm from The Tile Depot
Marmi Bianchi matt glazed porcelain tile, $89.90 per sqm from The Tile Depot

3 Modern wall oven

A sleek wall oven is the perfect way to maximise kitchen space.

Smeg Thermoseal wall oven, $1899 from Noel Leeming
Smeg Thermoseal wall oven, $1899 from Noel Leeming

4 Flooring timber

From the living room to the kitchen, you can never go wrong with timber flooring. It brings a classic yet cosy touch to any room and pairs perfectly with any wooden touches in your kitchen space.

Moda Altro Sorrento flooring timber, $209 per metre from Forte
Moda Altro Sorrento flooring timber, $209 per metre from Forte

5 Statement fridge

The fridge is one of the largest items in your kitchen space, so why not make it a statement? While not your usual choice of colour for this home necessity, this matte black fridge is elegance and practicality rolled into one.

LG 335 fridge freezer, $1199 from Harvey Norman
LG 335 fridge freezer, $1199 from Harvey Norman

6 Marble handles

Details can make a major touch in any room, and in the kitchen handles reign supreme. These stylish black handles contrast beautifully with white cabinets while adding the ultimate sleek touch.

Dot marble handle, $119 from Lo & Co
Dot marble handle, $119 from Lo & Co

7 Modern black tap

Don’t forget to focus on taps! While a small part of your kitchen detail ensemble, it can make a big difference in its overall scheme. This black tap design will deliver elegance and modernity to your kitchen space.

Que II sink mixer, $542 from Felton
Que II sink mixer, $542 from Felton

8 Classic white tap

If you’re after a more classic look or would prefer to focus on white touches in kitchen space, this tap is a winner.

Elysian kitchen mixer, $264.90 from ABI Interiors
Elysian kitchen mixer, $264.90 from ABI Interiors

9 Coffee press

Love a morning coffee? Then transform your morning ritual into the ultimate kitchen accessory with this porcelain and oak coffee press.

Douro porcelain and oak offee press, $199.90 from Bodum
Douro porcelain and oak offee press, $199.90 from Bodum

10 Serving platter

Serve up a slice of elegance and modernity with this serving platter.

Tapas platter, $39.90 from Country Road.
Tapas platter, $39.90 from Country Road.

Marble 101

  • Beware of spilling acidic foods like citrus, tomatoes and coffee on stone countertops as they can leave a stain.
  • Marble is heat-tolerant of hot pans and pots but you should always protect it by using a trivet.

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