One of the most basic questions that people ask themselves before designing their kitchen is this: are we going with a white kitchen, or are we doing something else? It’s a testament to how popular the white design is. In a way it makes sense, because all-white cabinets and surfaces present a cleaner feel for a kitchen environment. (Of course, all of those white surfaces can be difficult to keep clean!)
Even though the design of a white kitchen may seem easy given that it uses the most basic of colors, it’s actually anything but. In reality, no white kitchen is going to be purely all white. Instead, other colors will be incorporated, whether they be through a stunning backsplash or smart décor, that break up the look, adding a visual vibrancy to the kitchen space that might otherwise be absent.
In the 22 examples that follow, we’ll be looking at some of the most well designed white kitchens we’ve ever seen. If you’re thinking of leaning white for your kitchen, then you owe it to yourself to check these examples out. At the very least you can find inspiration for your own design, and at best you might find something you should copy!
With professional, metal appliances at center, this white kitchen regains its sense of class through the backsplash behind the sink.
2. Darker Island
In a white kitchen, you’ll generally want to go with a darker color for the island. However, you can draw that dark island into the space with a lighter countertop.
3. Glass Fronts
Ample glass-front cabinets can help to break up the visual look of an all-white kitchen design.