Warming up a white kitchen
I'm a guy, and I'm really confused by the concept that something is 'warm' or 'cold' in the kitchen when we're not talking about physical temperatures. (I hope this concept is nothing like Carol Jackson's Color for Men cause I could never wrap my head around those ideas or how to detect if something had a pink or blue undertone.)
I'm redoing the floors, cabinets, and countertop in the kitchen but keeping the existing stainless steel appliances. So I wanted to do a white kitchen, maybe even one of those all white kitchens, but I also don't want it to make it too 'cold' or 'sterile' when I sell it. So, what are the steps or tips to do to 'warm' up a white kitchen?
What's a 'cold' item, what's a 'warm' item, and what determines if its 'cold' or 'warm'? Are you trying to balance 'cold' and 'warm' elements in a kitchen?
So if I understand it correctly, a stone countertop like granite or quartzite is 'cold'? Will the color of the stone determine its coldness or warmth- will both a black and white stone countertop be both 'cold'?
If the countertop is 'cold', could I balance that with 'warm' white cabinets? What's a warm white 'color' vs a 'cold' white color for the cabinets?
I've been looking at pictures of white kitchens, and I noticed a lot of them use wood floors. How could I 'warm' up a white kitchen without using wood floors?
I was leaning towards getting porcelain tile floors because of its durability but would these tile floors be another 'cold' element and thus make a white kitchen too 'cold' and 'sterile'?