This week we are mostly Mad About The White House. A week in New York for Blogtour has revealed that white is a major trend at the moment so we will be dedicating this week to all things white. White kitchens have been popular for a while but perhaps it’s time to think about white accessories.
In recent years, it has been all about stainless steel and chrome for ovens and sinks but white is making a comeback. Take a look.
I must admit to hankering after a white oven when we were doing the house up, but even two years, there weren’t that many around and the ones that you could find were more retro than we wanted. The new Brilliant White series from Miele (it rhymes with Tequila by the way) has brought the white look bang up to date though.
Now yes, Miele is expensive but they do make products that keep on going. I have several friends who put Miele on their wedding lists or who saved up to buy one of their products. I can say this with impunity because I don’t own anything of theirs. And, it must be said, I have had to call various plumbers and repairmen more often than they have over the years. So you can make of that what you will.
The range includes a convection oven, steam oven, speed oven (which might just be a fancy way of saying microwave) and, get this, a whole bean coffee system as well as a plate and cup warmer.
And quick quiz fact – what was the first thing that Miele made?*
But it wasn’t just Miele, who were showing off their white side. Blanco also have a rather fabulous range called Crystalline.
Also known as the vanishing sink, it comes with a rather nifty glass cover that slides over giving you extra space for chopping or just resting pans. This is another good idea that I toyed with when we were doing the kitchen but I obviously never got as far as Blanco in my search.
The company has also come up with a white tap which is rather lovely especially with the clean crisp lines of this Modex kitchen sink.
The thing about white is that does make the space appear bigger and it will reflect the light. White kitchen appliances have suddenly gone from looking retro to looking rather futuristic.
* a butter churn. There, you weren’t expecting that now were you?
With thanks to all the sponsors of Modenus Blog Tour : Miele, Blanco, Poggenpohl and Silestone for kitchens. For bathrooms, sponsorship was provided by V+A Baths and Mr Steam as well as Jenn Air, Du Verre and Barber Wilsons.