How to Spice Up a Bland Kitchen Design

It’s the room where we socialize with friends, savor our morning coffee and late-night snacks, and tackle school, work, and volunteer projects. And, yes, we also cook and eat our meals there.

The kitchen is indeed the heart of every home. Yet, every family is different in how they want their kitchen to look. Some people prefer streamlined and modern, while others like things warm and cozy.

To maximize your resale value, you know you need to appeal to a broad cross-section of this wide spectrum of homebuyers with the design of this central hub of your home. But how can you keep your kitchen neutral-looking without making it seem, well, boring?

We’ve got the answer. And it’s a budget-friendly one at that! You can spice up a bland kitchen with beautiful kitchen textiles from Arkwright Home. Here’s how!

Add vibrant color. Many real estate agents advise their clients to cover outdated kitchen cabinets and fading walls with a fresh coat of white paint. The look of a white kitchen is clean and timeless. However, an all-white kitchen can look a bit stark and void of personality.

You can add instant pops of color to a white kitchen with the Arkwright Home Kitchen Towel Collection. Each package of 12 features white cotton terry dishcloths emboldened with colorful striped or windowpane accents. You’ll love the classic good looks and the pick-me-up the saffron, blue, grey, and tan accents provide in these premier quality towels.

Bring on the smiles. You can’t help but smile when you see the fun patterns on our Sloppy Chef collection of rugs. You can choose from happy chefs, wine motifs, colorful cutlery, salt and pepper, and country kitchen motifs for these durable nylon rugs that are the perfect thing to add a dash of whimsy and personality to your kitchen floor.

Liven up countertops. These bright Sloppy Chef microfiber mats will not only help keep your countertops dry but will also add instant interest and energy to the room.

The 15×20 mats come in a package of two, featuring one of eight vibrant patterns, including geometrics, florals, organic prints, and foody elements. No matter which pattern you choose, we can assure you it will be anything but dull.

Make handwashing happier. We’ve all gotten better at washing our hands these days, but the drying part doesn’t have to be hum-drum. Check out our bold kitchen hand towel choices!

First, our Sloppy Chef Lucky Charm set features a white towel with an embroidered lucky charm symbol and a coordinating solid-colored towel. Each symbol reflects a cultural good luck symbol.

The set’s hangtag briefly explains the origin story of the symbol, making these towels perfect for gift-giving.

Next, you’ll want to consider our color-coordinated terry kitchen towels, dish towels, and potholders. Made with yarn-dyed, ring-spun yarn, these absorbent accessories will freshen up your kitchen and help make your clean-up chores a breeze.

Livening up a dull kitchen need not be an expensive endeavor. You’ll find that even a few splashes of color will work wonders. Even mixing the shades of your neutrals, such as adding a few new grey tones to your whites, can make a difference in an all-white space.

And the best part of using textile accessories as design elements is that you can change them up whenever the mood – or the change of the season – strikes you. For more ideas on how to liven up your living space with quality home textiles, visit


Arkwright carries an assortment of wholesale towels, bath rugs, accent rugs, sheets, throws and comforter sets in both in-line and closeout merchandise that hold up to the modern family on the go. We supply linens to stores in our local tri-state area, nationwide chains, and internet retailers. We also export to seventy-five countries worldwide and have global sourcing capabilities.

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