It’s Sunday and we’re back at it again.
We’re taking a Sunday scroll today looking at #whitekitchens. I am a huge fan of a white kitchen. They are very much on trend right now but the reality is that white cabinetry is a classic look. It is easy to change wall color, light fixtures, and cabinet hardware to update a kitchen. The cabinetry is where the big bucks come in. If you’re planning a new kitchen or a remodel project, here are some beautiful inspiration photos to get the design brain going.
What is great about white kitchens, is how versatile they can be. Regardless of your design style, you can find ways to incorporate a white kitchen into your overall plan.
Farmhouse style = white kitchens!
With shiplap and beadboard accents, these farmhouse style homes have so much charm and warmth. They just invite you in like an old friend. I love how you can go from one end of the farmhouse spectrum with repurposed old wood walls to a modern look with polished trim and cabinetry. Either way, a kitchen like this is always going to be a focal point of the home.
Rustic exposed beams accentuate the bright white.
Don’t underestimate the power of natural materials in a crisp clean white space. By incorporating the wood tones against the white, you soften the feel of the space and eliminate any harshness that an all white space could create.
White goes with everything, especially GOLD!!
I am so ecstatic that gold has made a comeback! The white and gold combo is one of my absolute favorites. By accentuating with softer gold metals in the lighting and hardware, you add a touch of elegance to the space. Gold finishes are synonymous with opulence and grandeur. Isn’t it wonderful that you can bring a little hint of that into your home by choosing the right light fixtures. It can be in small doses, but it goes a long way.
Don’t forget your greens…
What is the best accessory to a white kitchen? A GREEN plant… it doesn’t matter what kind. Whether it’s gorgeous palm fronds, or luscious hydrangeas, the pop of a bold green against an all white space just makes it feel so vibrant and alive.
Small spaces need white kitchens too.
I have been so enamored with small spaces lately. If I could buy a little cottage or condo fixer upper right now I would die! The two kitchens below with the tiny refrigerators and breakfast tables will have me dreaming of reno projects for days. I don’t think there is a better way to make a small space feel larger than to paint it white. By combining a white room with white cabinets it opens up the space and gives you a bright open palette to accentuate however you wish.
Subway tile is always a good choice.
I can probably guarantee there is a subway tile option for any kitchen. But with the beautiful white options out there right now, you cannot go wrong with a white on white combo. From marble subway tile to your classic high gloss ceramic subway tile, it is such a great compliment to your white kitchen cabinets. You can take it to the ceiling behind a range hood, you can find oversized subway tile options, you can lay it in a non-traditional pattern (vertical, offset, herringbone, etc). Again, if you’re looking a timeless classic, these two will never disappoint!
via @marqetgroup / @studiomcgee
They say opposites do attract!
White and black are just destined to be together. When a lot of people think about white and black design choices, the image of a 50’s diner pops into their head, with checker board floors and red vinyl accents. Well, the reality is black is such a natural compliment to a white kitchen. By choosing unique ways to utilize the black details you can create some really cool designs. One of my personal favorites is a black window against a white kitchen. You don’t need anything other that than for a huge impact.
Modern homes can go white as well.
This incredible kitchen pulls in almost all the above mentioned items. From the big black windows that showcase the amazing green plants, to the natural wooden stools that warm up this crisp modern space. Like I said before, it doesn’t matter what your design style is, you can find ways to incorporate similar elements and create totally different end results. The biggest key to design is having fun with it and making it your own.