There’s a reason why white kitchens are so popular: Limited pallets make it easy to unite cabinets, countertops, fixtures and floors into a cohesive look. Plus, soothing colors work for all styles, from classic kitchens to modern ones. But all-white kitchen does not have to be boring. Use these ideas, all from designer kitchens, to add to your cooking space.
1. Streamlined Simplicity
For a clean look with European sensibility in this modern white Palm Beach kitchen, designer Vasi Ypsilantis distanced herself from the ventilation hood above the Dacor range for a powerful external blower and skipped the upper cabinet to make the small space appear larger. Sinked by Kohler and table by Cambria.
2. Classic Charm
Designer Phoebe Howard fills this Palm Beach kitchen with elements such as Shaker-style white cabinets, subway tile backsplash, marble countertops and Rohl farm sinks that will never go out of style. The range is from Wolf, the chandelier is specially made by Paul Ferrante, and the bar stool is from Mr. Brown covered by Raoul Textiles.
3. Cottage Character
A small white kitchen in Litchfield County, Connecticut, this house is filled with old school charm thanks to beadboard panels, open shelves, wooden counters from Chestnut Woodworking, brass pull and hook devices, school chandeliers, and antique Wedgewood stoves from the Antique Stove Heaven. Designers Michael De Perno and Andrew Fry have a custom hood made by Vent-a-Hood.
4. Deep Foundation
In Washington, DC, this house, designer Thomas Pheasant makes modern, tall white kitchens with rich tones in base cabinets, stone floors, and waterfall tables on the island (by Waterworks). The range is by Wolf, Miele’s wall oven, the chandelier from Holly Hunt, and the stool from Design Within Reach.
5. Marble Magic
Designer James Michael Howard put the all-white modern kitchen in Westchester, New York, by expanding the Breccia Imperiale marble countertop and backsplash to the ceiling on the wall behind the range. The organic pattern of the stone provides a focal point in the open plan space. The fridge is Sub-Zero, the range is Wolf, the globe pendant is The Urban Electric Co., and the bar chair is Suzanne Kasler for the Hickory Chair.
6. Timeless Tile
In this New Jersey kitchen, designer Miles Redd mounts all the walls to the ceiling with white subway tiles from Waterworks. “This might surprise you, but white is one of my favorite colors,” said Redd, who is famous for decorating the room in stunning shades of red, turquoise and green. “Nothing is more delicious than a white varnish box.”