9 Kitchens With the Most Inspiring White Details

We took a look back through the HGTV Magazine archives to bring you design ideas from beautiful kitchens that put white front and center.

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The gleaming quartz Silestone countertop in this kitchen may look high maintenance, but it’s actually easy to clean and has high scratch, stain, and heat resistance. DIY curtains made with an old scarf add a cheery pop of pattern.

The 7-foot-by-3 ½-foot island in this Georgia kitchen offers plenty of space for food prep and homework. Painted charcoal gray (Deep River by Benjamin Moore), it stands out from the white cabinets. A yellow IKEA rug incorporates a bright color to the otherwise neutral space.

Clocking in at just 80 square feet, this kitchen feels larger than it is thanks to the U-shape counters. Floating shelves and a nearly all-white color palette contribute to the room’s airy atmosphere. 

This is HGTV star Vern Yip’s beach house kitchen, which he calls a "super-easy, practical space." An all-white subway tile backsplash and simple cabinets help achieve that look. The open storage nook, painted bright orange (Kasbah by C2 Paint), is fun and unexpected.

Personal touches infuse this white kitchen with family-friendly charm — like adjustable-height stools from a Room & Board outlet to help the kids sit comfortably at the island. The triple-arm white metal chandelier from West Elm blends into the ceiling while still providing visual interest.

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The owners of this 170-year-old kitchen seamlessly combined its old-school style with modern convenience. A salvaged brick backsplash hides a protruding drainpipe behind the stove and mirrors the style of the room's original brick fireplace. White balusters on either side of the stainless steel range keep the sleek appliance from feeling out of place. 

White and wood make a perfect pair in this California kitchen. An impressive 16-foot island is the room's focal point, while the adjoining hand-hewn rosewood table provides extra entertaining space. The stainless steel bar pull handles throughout the room echo the slim wood ceiling beams.

The glittery backsplash in this white Arkansas kitchen is made from green sea glass, which has an opalescent finish. Glass-front upper cabinets show off colorful dishes.

This Rhode Island kitchen is home to a plethora of materials — the dining table is zinc and wood and the pendants hanging above it are made from the metal of old wine barrels. Wood beam ceilings and shaker-style cabinets help the space feel cozy.