As a general rule, white kitchens are timeless. As long as the style of the other items in the kitchen are classic, then a white kitchen should stand the test of time. I’m sure you’ve seen some all white kitchens in homes built in the 80s and 90s, and you know that those kitchens can have a tendency to look dated because of the cabinetry style or hardware. But then, you also know that those items (cabinet doors and hardware) are easily changed out.
Why do we love white kitchens?
- White naturally reflects light making your kitchen seem larger and more open — even in the smallest spaces.
- White kitchens always look clean.
- You can easily change the look and feel of your kitchen by changing out different colored accessories and wall paint.
I have mixed feelings about a white kitchen. I love the idea of it in theory, but I like a more cozy feel in my home. A white kitchen can border on looking sterile and cold if not done right. Or, if the wrong tone of white is used. I had a client once tell me her brand new kitchen looked like she started with a lovely white kitchen and now it had smoke damage. The cool tone white used was just too much and used in the wrong places. I was immediately glad I didn’t design that space. 😉
What do you think about white kitchens? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
For inspiration, I’ve created a mood board of how I would do a white kitchen using warm toned whites (or greige). Also, I’ve added some pictures below for some kitchen inspiration!
(1) Kraftmaid Square Raised Panel Maple Kitchen Cabinetry in Dove White w/ Cinder Glaze (2) allen + roth Quartz Countertop in Sugarbrush, Lowe’s (3) Pfister Faucets Avalon 1-Handle Kitchen Faucet (4) SomerTile 11.75×11.75-in Victorian Subway 1×2-in White Porcelain Mosaic Tile, Overstock (5) Highpoint Collection White 24-inch Single Bowl Rectangle Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink, Overstock (6) KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Qt. Stand Mixer, Wayfair (7) Benjamin Moore HC-172 Revere Pewter (8) Kichler Everly 1 Light Schoolhouse Pendant, Wayfair (9) Amalfi Clear Gunmetal Steel Bar Chair, Overstock
Want some all white kitchen inspiration? Check out these beauties from Houzz!!