As much as we love experimenting with a bit of colour when it comes to interior design, it seems that when it comes to chic, modern kitchens, British homeowners just can't get enough of the classic white.
And to be honest we can't really blame them. Versatile, airy and timeless, this colour creates a sense of space in the kitchen and can easily be adapted to suit any interior design scheme.
However, while you can't really go wrong with a white kitchen, to use the colour to the best effect it is often a good idea to combine it with other shades and finishes.
"White is still the most popular choice in modern kitchens and I believe it will remain so," says Gideon Wegh, director of Docauk.com
"However, light browns and taupe, combined with wood veneers are replacing the light grey finishes, which had been very popular."
But just because you're kitchen has more subtle colours doesn't mean that it should be short on style or sacrifice interesting features.
If you're going for a modern, elegant look, it's a good idea to stick to simple designs with clean lines and not too much fuss or clutter.
A mint green tiled splashback or brushed steel kitchen taps make for distinguishing details, while stainless steel countertops will maintain that modern feel but are also low-maintenance and easy to clean.
However, Gideon points out that whatever colours you do opt for that you consider the kitchen as a whole rather than concentrating on individual areas in isolation.
He adds: "It's important to get the combination of colour and veneer just right and also consider the worktops and all other finishes in the area at the same time - too often they are considered in isolation and the result shows.
"The most expensive finishes in the world won't give a good result if considered in isolation."