White Cottage Kitchen Ideas

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Get a timeless, classic look with inspiration from these white cottage kitchens.

Inspired by History

Pop of Color

To create a seamless look, the cabinets, walls, and trim are painted the same shade of white. The table-style red island is the perfect pop of color, while the mix of metal baskets infuses cottage style and a vintage flair.

Inspired by History

Cottage Accents

A built-in plate rack near the range is an ode to old-fashioned cupboards, but it is also practical. Hanging vintage plates on the wall is classic cottage, and the grouping brings the room's color scheme together.

Inspired by History

Display Collections

Traditional glass-front cabinets flank the window, making the room look brighter. Beaded board, carried over from the backsplash, lines the cabinet interior. A collection of vintage dishware on display is both pretty and practical.

Inspired by History

Simple & Classic

Wide windows flood the farmhouse sink with natural light. The gooseneck, bridge-style faucet supports the room's traditional cottage look.

Inspired by History

Hidden Appliances

This wall features double ovens and places to store cookbooks, but what it doesn't show is a pantry and a refrigerator -- both hidden behind cabinetry panels. The stream-lined look doesn't detract from the kitchen's style.

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Elegant Cottage

Ceiling Detail

Columns define this kitchen, yet keep it open to the adjoining family room. The coffered ceiling gives the room an ordered and put-together feel. Industrial-style pendant lights hang over the island to add modern detail to the room.

Elegant Cottage

Grand and Spacious

This traditional, cottage-style kitchen is spacious, light, and airy with its all-white color palette. Custom cabinetry, Carrara marble perimeter countertops, and a coffered ceiling set a sophisticated tone. The rich, wooden floors add a warm, homey touch.

Elegant Cottage

Island Features

A large island is the focal point of this kitchen. Wide pilasters at each corner of the island and a dark mahogany countertop give the island an old kitchen table look. Space for working in the kitchen is complete with a built-in sink only steps away from the kitchen's main sink and other appliances. The arched detail above the main apron-front sink balances the square, rigid lines of the coffered ceiling.

Elegant Cottage

Classic Cabinetry

The kitchen's white color palette gives the room a clean, fresh, and elegant look. White cabinetry and walls contrast the dark mahogany island, and a white subway-tile backsplash flatters the cabinetry without stealing the spotlight. The wide range is flanked by cabinets and pilasters that pull out for quick access to oils, spices, and other ingredients.

Nod to the Past

Traditional Palette

This kitchen was part of an addition done to be new, but not look new. The all-white cabinets are simple and inspired by its time period, but black accents -- in the soapstone counters and island stools -- ground the space.

Nod to the Past

Mix it Up

The architectural range hood was made to suit the pro-style range's large size. Mixing solid white cabinetry with glass-front units keeps the look bright and airy.

Nod to the Past

Perfect Pick

The scale and depth of the classic apron-front sink are ideal for large pots and pans. It's just another feature in the kitchen that is modern, yet mindful of the past.

Nod to the Past

Now Showing

The homeowners' silver collection takes center stage in a large bookcase-style display cabinet.

Comfortable Cottage

Come On In

A pair of columns allow for this kitchen's open layout. Footed cabinets, detailed panels, and vintage-style pendants over the new peninsula exude cottage style. The original cherry floor was restored during the renovation.

Comfortable Cottage

Green with Envy

The earthy green tile on the backsplash brings in color, without overpowering the room. Small bits of green continue into the adjoining room, drawing the spaces together. Black iron cabinet knobs, handles, and bin-style pulls complement the honed granite countertops.

Comfortable Cottage

In the Details

A tall polished-nickel spray-head faucet swivels out when needed, then back, and flush with the tile backsplash when not in use. Upon closer look, the backsplash tiles appear aged and all have a unique color.

Warm & Inviting

Mixing Finishes

Chrome pendants add glamour to the island, which features beautiful turned legs and a single slab of marble. Upper cabinets run to the ceiling and include a mix of open and closed storage, perfect for displaying a collection of white dishware.

Warm & Inviting

High-End Appliances

This kitchen is host to a suite of professional appliances, perfect for a busy family, and the range is framed with a stunning hood, accented with a stainless-steel shelf.

Warm & Inviting

Elegant Elements

The dramatic beamed ceiling makes the kitchen feel grand. It's functional as well, with a deep farmhouse sink, loads of storage and an oversize island perfect for a gathering of family and friends. Crisscross muntins on upper cabinets bring in classic style.

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