White Kitchen Designs: Ideas and Inspiration

Get ideas and inspiration for white kitchen designs, and prepare to add a light and bright design theme to your kitchen space.

White Kitchen With Marble Backsplash, White Countertops & Wood Stools

Contemporary White Kitchen With Solid Marble Backsplash

Photography by Hillary Launey

If you're planning a kitchen remodel or installing a new kitchen, you'll need to make some color choices. As such, you should consider the wide range of ideas and inspiration available for white kitchen designs.

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Yellow and Green Country Kitchen

Blue Coastal Kitchen

Multicolored Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Green and Brown Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

Creamy White Country Kitchen

Yellow and Green Country Kitchen

Mixed-Color Mediterranean Kitchen

Transitional Stainless Steel Kitchen

Black and Brown Traditional Kitchen

Brown Wood Old-World Kitchen

Denver Parade of Homes Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography View original photo.

Neutral Traditional Kitchen With Island

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Mixed-Color Tuscan Kitchen

Cherry and Emerald Modern Zen Kitchen

Black Contemporary Kitchen With Island

Brown and Neutral Tuscan Country Kitchen

Neutral and Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Gray Mediterranean Kitchen

Cherry and White Traditional Kitchen

Red Modern Kitchen

Green Transitional Kitchen

Brown Kitchen With Contemporary and Rustic Elements

Denver Parade of Homes Photo Credit: HDR Homes View original photo.

Arts and Crafts Kitchen With Yellow Cabinets

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Abe Jerome

Neutral and Blue Rustic Kitchen

Copper and Cherry Kips Bay Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Vaulted Ceiling

2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY 2012 BRIAN KELLOGG PHOTOGRAPHY View original photo.

Contemporary Kitchen With Island

Blue Rustic Kitchen

Brown Modern Kitchen and Dining Room

White Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen With Reclaimed Wood

Brown Old-World Kitchen

Denver Parade of Homes Courtesy of Denver Parade of Homes; Photo by Jeffrey Aron Photography View original photo.

Brown Transitional Kitchen

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen

White & Gray Country Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Red Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

scripps Networks, LLC Brian Kellogg View original photo.

White Contemporary Kitchen

Brown Traditional Kitchen

Turquoise Transitional Kitchen

White and Gray Modern Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

Turquoise Tropical Galley Kitchen

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

White Traditional Kitchen

From

Ben Herzog

White and Red Traditional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen With Island

Green and White Modern Kitchen

Brown and White Traditional Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

White Country Kitchen

Black-and-White Modern Kitchen

Beige Transitional Kitchen

Beige Old-World Kitchen

Brown & Gray Modern Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Mixed-Color Contemporary Kitchen

Transitional White Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

White Contemporary Galley Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen With Island Seating

White Contemporary Kitchen

White and Stainless Steel Modern Kitchen

Neutral Modern Kitchen

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Yellow Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Open Contemporary Kitchen

White and Gray Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Transitional Kitchen With Wood, Stainless & Marble

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Brown and White Traditional Kitchen

White & Gray Kitchen With Farmhouse Table

Neutral Old-World Kitchen With Island

White Contemporary Shaker Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen With Warm Wood Tones

Brown and White Contemporary Kitchen

Warm, White Traditional Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Island

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Gioi Tran

Cool Gray Contemporary Kitchen

Urban Kitchen With Green Tile and Light Wood

From

Ben Herzog

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Espresso and Stainless Contemporary Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

Brown Transitional Kitchen With Tile Backsplash

Green and Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Andrew Bruah View original photo.

White Transitional Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Island

White Townhome Kitchen

From

Ben Herzog

White kitchens can be great in the mornings, offering a light and bright beginning to each day, as well as the perfect canvas for any unique design ideas, themes or style flourishes you want to experiment with.

One of the great benefits of a white kitchen design theme is that it can work with just about any kitchen style, from the solidly traditional to the hypermodern. Country or farmhouse-style kitchens in white or light hues are common, and Colonial, French, and vintage or retro-style kitchens are perfectly suited to a white color scheme as well.

When you're planning your white kitchen design, one of the first choices you'll need to make is a little bit counterintuitive — it's about color. Not the pervasive color—you've already got that one figured out: there's going to be white, and lots of it. Cabinets, floors, backsplashes, tables and chairs and islands are all good candidates for the prevailing theme and a white or light tone. Most kitchens with a white overall design, however, take advantage of this "absence of color" to add bold flourishes of color or pattern in other ways. Accessories and backsplashes are two popular ways a white kitchen design can be invigorated with pops of color and visual interest.

Bold and bright accessories are particularly common in contemporary kitchen designs, and even more so when white is the theme. Mixers, blenders, toasters and small ovens are all available in a rainbow-worthy array of colors, as manufacturers have discovered that homeowners are ready to use these common cooking implements as style flourishes in their kitchen designs.

Cookware, utensils and containers can be used in a similar fashion to add visual interest in a white kitchen design, whether in the form of large utensils with multi-colored handles, or exposed hanging pots and pans in bright and bold modern colors.

One of the best ways to add an aesthetic punch to your white kitchen design is via the backsplash. Ceramic tile is available in a vast array of styles and colors, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to explore unique designs—from herringbone patterns to colorful mosaics—that can provide a unique and attractive focal point in your white kitchen design.

Finally, kitchen furniture affords you another opportunity to add visual interest in a white kitchen design. Stools and chairs are widely available in color shades as bright as neon, and tablecloths and placemats can also be used to break up a white kitchen design with intricate and interesting patterns and bold colors.

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