Create a bright cooking space with these ideas for a white kitchen design.
As you consider kitchen remodeling ideas, options and solutions, keep in mind that a white kitchen is a great example of fresh, clean kitchen design. A common example might include pure whites and cream-colored accents blended to create a bright cooking space. Often, a white kitchen is an open, airy environment fit for a number of kitchen layouts.
This classy space has beautiful arched windows above the sink that provide natural light. The darkly stained chairs add contrast to the monochromatic color scheme, and the contemporary light fixtures balance the room's traditional country feel. Design by Tina Muller in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Bold Artwork in the Kitchen
This sleek kitchen features Calacatta gold marble countertops and Venetian glass wall tiles, which add soft color to the white color palette. The bold artwork adds a touch of color and acts as a focal point in the space, designed by Joseph Pubillones. Photo by Daniel Newcomb
Marble Counters Add Visual Interest
In this all-white kitchen, Carrara gold marble counters add visual interest. The space also features double-height upper cabinets that maximize storage and a bar that doubles as a buffet. The under-cabinet lighting enhances the room's clean, contemporary look. Design by Andreea Avram Rusu
Open Feel Kitchen
Soft natural tones and simple lines lend a classic, clean look to this space. The 11-foot ceiling gives the room an open feel while providing more wall space for storage. The rich dark tone on the island makes the room feel welcoming and balanced. Photo by Alise O'Brien. Design by James Howard in St. Louis
Exotic Kitchen Cabinets
Abundant natural light highlights this sleek kitchen. The all-white quartz countertops, white cabinets and milky-white glass backsplash are paired with the exotic zebra-wood cabinets to create a beautiful well-rounded space. Photo by Becket Logan. Design by Celia Berliner in New York City
Create Natural Light
Sleek and contemporary kitchen cabinet designs enhance the modern atmosphere of this kitchen in the former home of the late Julia Child. The space also features large windows, which provide natural light, and a darker stained island that is the focal point of the space. Design by Philip Guarino in Boston
While the average white kitchen typically relies on white cabinets, countertop surfaces, walls, crown moldings and other accents, an exclusively white total kitchen scheme is rare.
Instead, the white kitchen area includes dark wood floors, a unique kitchen island or seating with beautiful patterns to provide fun bursts of texture and color. Consider also choosing fun, unique lighting accents to provide unexpected design elements.
The traditional white kitchen design pairs white cabinets with a white countertop surface, such as granite or marble. The cabinets are often accented by a raised design, like flat front panels, or given an open design with glass fronts. This kitchen design looks stunning with dark wood floors and a backsplash made from white subway tiles or stones.
One thing to consider when designing a white kitchen is how you will be using the space. If the area will see a high level of cooking activity, or your family is prone to spilling and staining, then you might want to opt for a different kitchen design.
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