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Unlike fad colors, such as 1970s gold and avocado, white will never look dated. Straight-line cabinets with hefty hardware look solid and promise longevity. In this kitchen, gray granite countertops add contrast and help incorporate the stainless-steel appliances and brushed-nickel hardware into the all-white room.
A neutral setting is a positive feature that feels easy to live with. A combination of stainless-steel appliances, crisp white cabinets, a large island, and hardwood floors creates an appealing work space for any family.
White appliances are usually in stock, and they often cost less than other finishes. What's more, buying white appliances lets you splurge on other products such as flooring, light fixtures, and wall treatments.
White cabinets and appliances open up a small space, which is perfect for a smaller layout. In this kitchen, the large island provides much of the room’s counter space and is situated to provide a solid working triangle between it, the stove, and the refrigerator. The island also provides storage for cookbooks which would otherwise take up valuable cabinet space.
Pale surfaces reflect natural and artificial light to help a cramped kitchen feel bigger and brighter. Affordable paint comes in hundreds of white tones. Choose a warm shade if the room faces north or east, or a cool one if it's oriented south or west.
It's easy to update your white kitchen with the latest colorful surfaces, small appliances, and decorative accessories. Try accenting white cabinets and appliances with a painted island or put colorful dishware on display. With white as the base color, it’s easy to update and freshen up your kitchen with splashes of color.
In open-plan kitchens, installing white appliances with white cabinets keeps your range, dishwasher, and refrigerator from standing out. Avoid visually harsh dark holes without the cost of trim panels. All white can feel stark, so adding in a natural element, like this butcher-block counter, warms the space.
White is the ideal backdrop for collections such as ceramic dishes and colorful glassware. It's a great backdrop for tone-on-tone ironstone or bold art pottery. Glass-front cabinets and open shelving showcase dish collections.
For a new look a few years from now, just change your cabinet hardware. Switch from subtle white-painted wood knobs to fanciful glass or ceramic accents, or try metal pulls that echo appliances, such as this range hood.
Organic and natural materials such as wood, stone, shell, bamboo, and wicker feel calming and harmonious with white's cool purity. In this kitchen, wood beams, a stained-wood island, and stools with lots of texture make it much more than just another white kitchen.
White kitchen cabinets and fixtures partner with sleek stainless steel and glass, blurring the line between contemporary and traditional in this kitchen. Add in some scrubbed-and-shabby country or rich traditional furnishings for even more personality.
This kitchen is open to the dining and living room, so the homeowners chose to continue the formal look with painted cabinetry, dark granite countertops, and splashes of red, inspired by artwork in the adjoining room. Instead of backsplash tiles above the stovetop, the homeowners used a thick pane of glass, allowing light to stream in all day long.
The white kitchen cabinets, marble countertops, and range hood provide a neutral background for the soft green backsplash tiles. The subtle color and texture of the glass tiles elevate the style in this mostly white-on-white kitchen.
Changing paint colors and light fixtures are quick, easy ways to update the kitchen. In this kitchen, the key elements are all white: cabinets, island, and tile backsplash. The homeowner added color to the room in an unexpected place: inside the coffered ceiling.
A colorful island adds personality to an otherwise traditional white kitchen. The blue island in this kitchen coordinates with the cool gray countertops and stainless-steel accents.
Flat-panel white cabinets topped with stainless steel set the tone for this modern kitchen. If your kitchen doesn’t have a built-in island, add a stainless-steel chef’s cart or a stand-alone island. Adding castors to the cart makes it a portable prep, dining, and serving space.
Even though the kitchen is newly remodeled, the apron-front sink, furniture-style legs, and curvaceous faucet give this kitchen an air of history. The oil-rubbed bronze cabinet pulls were inspired by dark flecks in the granite countertop and help break up the wall of white.
The assortment of chairs around this farmhouse table is unified with a coat of white paint. Varying shades and textures of white -- in the wall treatment, cabinets, appliances, floors, and chairs -- bring this kitchen together but keep it from feeling flat. A normally traditional white-on-white kitchen has a collected and casual vibe.
The combination of reflective surfaces in this white kitchen is offset by the natural wood beams overhead and textured rugs below. Industrial-style light fixtures and metal stools infuse the white kitchen with depth and personality.