This gallery features beautiful white kitchens in traditional, contemporary, modern and transitional design styles. Choosing a white cabinet kitchen is an great choice because they are so popular with home buyers, they’re timeless and white can be paired with practically any design style to get the look you want in your home. White kitchens give a sense of luxury and look amazing when combined with marble, granite or quartz countertops. By creating contrasts between white cabinets and backsplash or counters a white kitchen can really stand out and make a lasting impression.
In the picture above a pair of intricate cast iron chandeliers perfectly accent the white Carrara marble countertop and backsplash. Oiled bronze cabinet handles provide a rustic charm to stark white cabinets and drawers, while a warm wood flooring balances out the cool white tones of this kitchen. Studded upholstery for the bar stools also provides a contemporary craftsman’s aesthetic to match with the chandelier and oiled bronze fixtures.
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White Kitchen Cabinets
There are an assortment of kitchen cabinets to choose from when designing your kitchen. Here are a few of the most popular cabinet door styles available:
- Shaker – Shaker cabinets are one of the most popular styles found today. Known for its clean lines and classic design that matches practically any decor.
- Flat panel – These stylish cabinets have a minimalist design that works well in modern and contemporary interior designs.
- Custom cabinets – A popular choice for those who want to add their own personal touch to their kitchen. Custom designed cabinets are expensive but can be a great choice for those unable to get the exact look they want.
- Inset panel – Named for its frame that sits inside the cabinet unlike regular cabinetry that sits outside of the frame. Inset doors are beautiful and expensive due to the exact measurments and sizing needed to get a perfect fit.
- Thermofoil – Thermofoil cabinetry is constructed from a molded medium-density fiberboard (MDF). It generally has a lower price point because it is mass produced, but is known to be a durable choice.
- Beadboard – Created to look like traditional beadboard paneling with slats of wood, it can give your kitchen a distinct cottage style design. Beadboard is often a popular choice for use with all white cabinets and on islands for its cheery look.
- Raised Panel – Cabinet doors with the raised panel style are often used in traditional and transitional style kitchens. Raised panel cabinets have a raised center section and are usually paired with detailed and ornate hardware.
A large mullioned window right above the sink brings a lot of bright natural light to this all-white kitchen. Strip lighting concealed right above and below the inset cabinets illuminate the ceiling and speckled granite countertops, respectively. Two varying beige tones of rough tile backsplash give the white kitchen an earthy character, balanced by the lighter beige tile used for the floor. Lush green accents and mint green upholstered backrest stools bring a green element that complements the natural light and outdoor scenery from the large window.
Held up by an independent white pillar, the speckled granite countertop for the kitchen island looks monumental, and stands out from the rest of the kitchen. Lighting from the top and bottom of the hanging raised panel cabinets paired with warm beige tiled backsplash give this room an intimate glow amidst clean white cupboards. In addition, adding a convenience outlet to the top part of kitchen countertops make it functional, especially for counter appliances used daily.
With three square windows facing a view of the sea, this white kitchen gives the feel of a vintage resort home with its coffered ceilings and rich cabinet moldings. The range hood, covered with classic leaf and vine moldings, with its body sloping to the ceiling, is rendered symmetrical with a pair of hanging cabinets on either side, and complemented by the dark speckled stone countertop. The kitchen island is curved on one edge, allowing for a more relaxed set-up as a dining nook, with cream-colored upholstery on white solihiya (rattan weave) backrest stools. The dainty five-pronged chandelier holds the whole look together, and is supported by smaller downlights on the ceiling coffers.
White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets
Dark walnut wood floors bring out the white and silver combinations going on in this kitchen. Shaker style cabinets go all the way up to meet the molding at the ceiling Two vintage silver pendants hang over the Carrara marble countertop, which can be adorned with colorful flowers or jars of sweets to provide a bright pop of color. All the appliances are in clean stainless steel, and have been flushed to create clean surfaces – the deep sink and oven with stove top are flush with the countertop, while the refrigerator and microwave are flush with the vertical cabinet panels.
Having a stainless steel refrigerator with glass panel as well as a whole section devoted to a double-mounted oven and range gives this kitchen a high-tech feel. The full-sized standing refrigerator to the left is covered up with a clean tri-panel wall, allowing for a better view of the side. A plain taupe countertop is accented by the rich, reddish wood strip flooring. Cool white lighting beneath the hanging cabinets accentuate the white kitchen theme, offset by an intricate candle-bulb crystal chandelier as the centerpiece.
Antique White Kitchen Cabinets
Looking almost like a row of little Victorian houses, the cupboards in this kitchen are symmetrical, and adorned with mullioned glass panels, which allows the cabinets to look like windows, due to the warm white lighting concealed inside. The wooden base of the kitchen island is scrubbed down, to give it an antique vibe amidst the Victorian mouldings and tapered body of the range hood over the stove. White marble countertops and a wrought iron chandelier hanging over wooden ceiling beams complete the antique look of this white kitchen.
Ornamental scroll-shaped brackets adorn this Neo-classical style kitchen, further stressed by its crown moldings with intricate pattern. Besides the accent on the window caused by its classically built architrave, the stove is also a focal point because of its built-up casework and drop, pushing it forward from the rest of the cabinetry. The classical trims in this white kitchen are complemented by the rough-hewn countertop, still supported by a classical-style plinth block, as well as the large-veined stone backsplash.
With much of its moldings painted an ornate gold and silver over a white base, this kitchen goes for a Louis XIV-style white kitchen. This luxurious, over-the-top style is achieved by very detailed cornices and plinths for the cabinetry, an intricately painted recessed ceiling, and a fretwork of gold leaves over the range hood. The whole look is completed by the China-blue stone countertops held up by scroll-shaped brackets, and is further embodied by two different chandeliers over the kitchen island and curved bar counter.
White Kitchen Designs
The bright yellow checkerboard-patterned ceiling and canary yellow walls makes this house unique and pleasant. The pair of wrought iron chandeliers hanging over the kitchen island also lend quirk to the bright and bubbly feel of this kitchen set-up. It is toned-down by dark wood plank flooring, all-white cabinet panels, and black barstools. Stainless steel furniture are seamlessly flushed with the casework, allowing for a functional yet non-bulky kitchen. The teal patterned rugs again provide a complementary pop of color to the bright yellow found towards the ceiling and upper walls of the kitchen.
The dramatic play caused by the arched coffered ceilings is neutralized by the simple white tones featured in this kitchen’s cabinets and drawers. The light beige slanted ceiling planks are matched by the light wood strip flooring, also placed in a slanted chevron layout. A mosaic tile accent backsplash over the stove is emphasized by placing it alongside a more subdued stone tile in natural tones. Downlights and tracklights provide a bright, functional kitchen with much-needed light.
This beautiful transitional white cabinet kitchen is both large and well appointed. Similar golden ringlet pendant lamps hang over the dining table and kitchen island, giving the two spaces unity, as well as the white upholstered wooden barstools, an echo of the larger, smoother dining table chairs. The diamond-hatched backsplash tile over the stovetop is further accented by its plain white backsplash and neutral wood flooring. A beautiful picture window over the wash sink provides plenty of natural light, and provides a view of the garden, brought inside by potted plant décor.
White Marble Kitchen Countertops
Many beautiful white kitchens use marble counters to complete the design. In this image marble-patterned subway tiles accentuate the backsplash, breaking up the massive volume of the thick-grained Calacatta marble countertops. Plain white drawers with silver handles, as well as the stainless steel wash basin and appliances are warmed up by the yellowish wood strip flooring. Three egg-shaped pendant lamps hang over the kitchen island, providing a sensuous centerpiece amidst the austerity of this modern white kitchen.
The perfect combination of white and gold in this kitchen exudes understated luxury. The bulky stainless steel stove, oven and range hood are balanced out with sleek gold elements in the form of drawer handles, wash basin faucet and three round pendant lamps over the kitchen island. The gray beams lining the lower ceiling echoes the modernist tendencies of this kitchen, and the warm wood plank flooring is used to cozy up this luxe white kitchen.
Beautiful white kitchens that add color can really enhance the attractiveness of the space. Quirky accent pieces such as the round “scuba diver helmet” pendant lamps, knotted gold wash basin faucet, and gold cabinet and drawer hangers are accentuated by plain white paneled cabinetry. The thick Carrara marble countertop for the kitchen island is softened by its paneled wooden casework body. Black accents such as the rounded bar stools and classic stovetop match well with the white and gold motif, giving the kitchen an old world luxury. The open terrace beyond the dining table brings in some light and green into the otherwise opulence of the gold-white-black motif.
The stainless steel appliances are echoed by the all-steel backsplash and plain flushed drawers and cabinets, giving this kitchen a modern, International style feel. The main lighting centerpiece, a single chrome-finished industrial pendant lamp, provides a cool retro feel over the long white marble countertop for the kitchen island. This sleek modern white kitchen is softened by the warm wood strip flooring, and double French doors on its side, which open up to the rear yard and provide light and greenery.
This irregularly shaped kitchen is surrounded by large picture windows all around, right over its white stone countertops, and is given a classic elegance with two small, slender lampshades. Two antique orb pendants hang over the polygonal kitchen island, which is fixed with undercounter wine bar, convenience outlets and stainless steel wash basin. The copper range hood naturally draws the eye with its size and unique color amidst the sea of white, and further sticks out from the dark wooden floors and black upholstered bar stools.
Two classic French doors from the outer deck open directly to the large kitchen island which features a wide white marble countertop held up by classic white paneled cabinetry with plinths on the corners. Antique wooden stools with white upholstery can be stored undercounter and used as a small dining nook. Stainless steel refrigerator, wine chiller, stove top and range hood provide modern functionality and aesthetic to the classic white kitchen look.
White Kitchen Cabinets with Granite Countertops
Complementary colors blue and orange provide bright accents in this white kitchen. Blue chairs, placemats and doors are used, while orange is subtly placed in plates and smaller pieces of décor. The kitchen island is transformed into a handy breakfast nook for four, with its wide dark stone counter and four hanging pendant lamps.
Featuring an upper loft, this all-white kitchen’s vaulted ceilings render a feeling of spaciousness. Gold-plated downlights over the kitchen sink and countertop gently contrast the daylighting coming in from the mullioned windows. Dark wood strip floors accentuate the lightness of the speckled white marble countertop and backsplash, while the paneling on the drawers and cabinets are matched by the paneling work over the range hood, making it look almost like an indoor roof.
The pale yellow walls with decorative plate rail provide a small relief of color in this old Georgian style kitchen. Speckled black and white stone countertops, solid wood floors, and white paneled cabinetry with heavy moldings are made lighter with thin fabric curtains, which give the kitchen a sense of lightness and greenery. The three wrought iron pendant lamps hold together the whole look with its warm lighting and intricate metalwork.
Modern hanging pendant lamps over the kitchen island and breakfast nook set the tone for this modernistic white kitchen. Stainless steel appliances flushed in with the casework, mounted flat screen TV, as well as white-upholstered swivel barstools further emphasize this kitchen’s chic modernity. On the other hand, black and white marble floor tiles accentuate the classic touch along with the white paneled cabinets, as well as the arched picture window over the wash basin.
The transitional style kitchen is going for a brown and white color theme with a two toned rectangular island, mocha color painted walls and white cabinets. The kitchen design makes good use of color by bringing in plants and keeping things light through the use of a beige granite countertop.
White Kitchen Cabinets with Dark Floors
The two candle-bulb bell pendant lamps over the kitchen island work sinuously with the larger candle lamp chandelier over the dining table, giving the space a rustic, homegrown look. The wash basin countertop is framed perfectly by the white mullioned windows and two glass panel cupboards on either side. This symmetry is also apparent in the décor on the plate rail over the stovetop. Black iron barstools with thin orange padding give this cozy kitchen a more hip, retro vibe.
Double glass-enclosed pendant lamps hang over the kitchen island, topped with white solid surface and induction cooker. Stainless steel appliances such as the large refrigerator and double hung ovens flush in smoothly with the cabinetry. Dark wood floors further accentuate the cool, modern white kitchen feel, while a painting on a bare wall is a good way to add character to a sterile setting.
Floor to ceiling picture windows that span two floors are perfect for this kitchen, which was built to bask in the natural light coming in. A wide white solid surface kitchen countertop help up a white seamless casework body is embellished with a stainless steel wash basin and other interior décor such as potted plant, decorative candles and a lampshade. Comfortable leather upholstered barstools further transform the functional kitchen into a space for socializing and relaxing, and the uncluttered look of the cupboards and refrigerator at the back wall lessens unnecessary design noise.
Kitchen Backsplash Ideas with White Cabinets
Patterned subway tiles on the backsplash are disrupted by a change in pattern over the stovetop, making it the focal point of the countertop set-up. Lighting was installed in small cabinets above the main hung cabinets with dainty window openings to allow a quirky way of over-cabinet display. Calacatta marble countertops with their strong, large veins complement the fine grained warm wood floors, and provide natural materials amidst the stainless steel cooktop and range, and white painted cabinets with silver hardware.
Contemporary pendant lights over the kitchen bench and dining table are paired with rounded Contemporary-style dining chairs and barstools in clean white. All the other elements in this kitchen are simply adorned, from the plain white panel cabinets to the square glossy tile backsplash, as well as the plain white countertops. The kitchen island is given more depth, simply by painting the bottom shelves and drawers a glossy dark brown, to match the light wooden strip flooring. Additionally, the French doors beyond the dining table bring in natural light and a view of the lush green terrace.
Beautiful white kitchens that use decorative crown molding can bring a sense of elegance and luxury to the space. In this room strong-veined Calacatta marble backsplash and ribbon-grained dark wood kitchen island countertop come together in a daring combination for this almost Gothic white kitchen. The strong stone and wood elements are paired with Stainless steel stove tops, and softened with classical crown moldings in its cornices, and the architrave over the mullioned window, placed over the sink. The silver vine candelabra pendant ties the whole Gothic look together.
Three petite aluminum-band pendant lamps hang over the kitchen island which doubles as a small dining nook, and features a large white stone countertop held up by a white paneled casework body. Black upholstered wooden chairs accent the white kitchen, as well as the glossy cream subway tiles for the backsplash and stainless steel appliances, flushed into the cabinetry. Strip flooring in a white wood finish further epitomizes the cool tones of this modern white kitchen.
Subway tiles in the backsplash frame all the decor atop the marble countertops, and accents the stovetop, where the linear pattern is changed into a diagonal pattern, drawing the eye to the centerpiece stainless steel stove and range hood. Fine grained warm wood floors, and a beautiful mullioned window over the sink with a view of the lush garden provide a natural aspect amidst white painted cabinets with silver hardware.
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