Kitchens with white cabinets are highly sought after due to their timeless beauty and ability to pair with traditional, country, contemporary, European, or modern styles. White cabinetry matches with all colors making it easier to match your kitchen appliances, islands, and back splash to get an attractive look. Below are a collection of gorgeous white cabinet kitchens for design ideas and inspiration.
This elegant kitchen in the picture above stands out very nicely against the dark wengue flooring used throughout the space. The stark contrast between these two finishes gives a really bold look to the space, and doesn’t over-power each other at the same time. The kitchen has a nice all-white color scheme, using French-inspired kitchen cabinets, white marble counter top and pearly white and silver mosaic tiles for the backsplash.
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White kitchen cabinets are widely preferred by a lot of homeowners because of the light, airy and spacious feel it gives off to your home. It is characterized by an unsurpassed timeless beauty and versatility as it never goes outdated. White kitchen cabinets can also be paired with any countertop color ranging from neutrals to dark tones or even bold colors. It also suits any wall and floor finish or material. With white kitchen cabinets, achieving a specific design style is also not a problem since it works well with all concepts whether it may be classic, traditional, rustic, modern or contemporary.
Contrary to the belief that white is too plain or boring, it actually provides more room for experimentation as it works like a blank canvass which offers endless possibilities in terms of visual aesthetics. To avoid the “lifeless” and dull look, one key guideline which may be considered in working with white cabinets for your kitchen is to create variation in textures, materials and finishes. In that way depth, dimension and contrast is still created even if you decide to achieve an “all white look” for your home. White also comes in a lot of tones so you can try to work with different shades ranging from the brightest ultra white to the more subdued creamy off white or beige.
Millwork and cabinetry style is also a significant factor to consider when working with white kitchen cabinets. To make the design of your kitchen more cohesive with the overall look of your home, pay attention to small details and do not be afraid to spend on millwork. The addition of decorative moldings and raised panels to white cabinets, for example, make them more suited for the traditional style. A plain flat panel ,on the other hand, is more fit for a contemporary or modern setting.
White Kitchen Cabinets
White kitchen cabinets provide more room for addition of splashes of color to the room to create more contrast. Add life to your kitchen by using a specific accent color for your accessories, small appliances or special finishes. One of the most common ways to achieve this is by using a stand out flooring material.
Try out an interesting floor pattern lay-out if using ceramic tiles or choose a uniquely grained wooden floor plank. Aside from this materials, granite, natural stone or even concrete are the other options which can be explored as a flooring material for the kitchen.
Creating contrast is also not limited to this alone as you can work with the small details in the kitchen too. Choose interesting finishes for cabinet doors and handles to create visual contrast. Do not be afraid to try out new colors for the kitchen appliances. Stainless steel appliances, for example, are a perfect match for white kitchen cabinets in a modern setting.
The kitchen backsplash is also another way to add life to white kitchen cabinets. Mosaic tiles, natural stone and glass provide variation in texture and can serve as an interesting focal point for a kitchen with white cabinets. If this doesn’t suit your taste, you can also instantly create contrast by using a countertop material with a distinctive veining pattern or flecks of color.
This beautiful kitchen uses dark chocolate oak flooring paired with all-white kitchen cabinets. The wood used on this one, however, has a bit more red undertone, giving it a slight purplish tinge, which helps the white cabinets stand out just as well as the wengue floors. The cabinets are classic-inspired, with simple paneling detail and French glass doors for the upper cabinets. It uses a thick slab of marble and white subway tiles for the backsplash for a sleek transitional style kitchen.
Golden walnut floors provides an elegant and warm background throughout this space and gives a subtle contrast against the white kitchen cabinets. The kitchen uses modern paneled cabinets topped with black granite for the main counters and white Calacatta Vagli marble for the kitchen island. It also uses unique backsplash tiles with subtle silver quatrefoil pattern, which matches the pattern on the pierced stainless steel of the dining area’s pendant lamp.
Unlike the previous examples, this kitchen goes for a light on light combination, using light maple wood floors paired with white kitchen cabinets. The subtle contrast in this kitchen is found on the walnut-based kitchen island and the single solid wood beam running across the ceiling. The kitchen itself is very simple, with off-white ktichen cabinets, glass panels on the overhead cabinet doors, and white subway tiles paired with white marble countertop.
A large full-sized kitchen which uses elegant dark walnut floors with a nice matte varnish finish, which helps bring out the simple elegance of the all-white kitchen cabinets. The bright white paneled cabinets really makes the space look fresh and clean, with a style that stays relevant for years. For an elegant touch, carrara marble was used for all the counter tops, paired with gray and white marbled tiles for the backsplash. Two kitchen islands offer plenty of space for food preparation and eat-in dining.
Golden walnut floors with matte varnish finish add a rustic flair to this bright transitional style kitchen. Unlike the previous examples which uses beige, taupe or gray painted walls, this space is white all though-out except the flooring. The warm and muted tone of the floors helps bring out the white cabinets, and makes it stand out. This kitchen uses a classic pairing of white marble and white subway tiles for the backsplash.
A small kitchen which uses a combination of black and white finish for a very stark contrast. The main kitchen cabinets are finished in white, with simple panel design and stainless steel design, while the side display cabinets are finished in black. For the countertop, black & white granite was used for an elegant appeal without breaking the bank like marble. The backsplash uses a nice combination of white subway ties and patterned mosaic tiles, helping accentuate the cooking area.
This kitchen has a retro feel to it because of the color and furniture choice. The floors are nice golden oak, adding a warm tone to the whole space, while the deep blue accent colors found on the barstools and the accessories adds a relaxing cool tone to the space. Cabinets were simple paneled cabinets in all white, topped with cream soapstone for a softer surface.
Gorgeous golden oak floors set a warm and muted flooring on this kitchen, helping the white kitchen cabinets stand out. The cabinets are plain white with a simplified paneling detail, topped with gorgeous marble with coffee-colored grains/patterns.
This modern white kitchen has a more rustic feel with its combination of colors and finishes. Dark oak wood floors make the white cabinets stand out, while the wood planks on the gabled ceiling were given a refreshing feel with a white paint finish. This kitchen adapts a semi-open layout, separating the kitchen from the rest of the house with the surrounding kitchen counters. For the countertop, a unique marble with subtle gold grains was used, adding a warmer feel to the space, and for the backsplash, marble finish ceramic tiles were used.
This small kitchen shows a bit of Middle-eastern inspiration with its patterns/motifs, but has transitional style used throughout the space. Walls are light cream color, adding a subtle contrast, while floors are dark wengue ceramic tiles, helping the white kitchen pop out. For a cleaner, crisp look, white solid surface was used and paired with backsplash tiles with a unique quatrefoil pattern.
Off white cabinets paired with emerald green granite counters give this kitchen a classic country vibe. The base cabinets creates a subtle contrast when paired with the pine flooring, adding a soft warm tone to the kitchen.
Sea Foam green walls sets a cool and refreshing background to this small kitchen space. The all white color scheme of the kitchen helps make it look bright and spacious despite the limited space. It adapts traditional style kitchen cabinets paired with white marble with golden grain, and white subway tiles for the backsplash.
Another traditional style kitchen which uses white-painted kitchen cabinets to give it a cleaner and lighter look, helping it blend in with more modern furniture pieces. The thick slab of green-tinged granite helps emphasize its traditional look, but its flat profile keeps it looking simple and modern.
Antique White Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen with white cabinets that have an antique style and finish can give your space a more traditional feel. For those who seek the warm and inviting ambiance of antique white kitchen cabinets there are many ways to achieve the look you want.
Antique white kitchen cabinets work best for traditional homes. Although classic, this kitchen cabinet style never look dated. This usually comes in a creamy beige, off white or distressed white finish. For those who want to achieve a more dramatic vibe, a crackled faux finish is also available to simulate an age-old look. This finish is usually combined with a panelled cabinet face design or a decorative crown moulding. Since it is also stained and smudged, antique white cabinets are easier to clean rather than the pure white kitchen cabinets.
Golden oak floors set the antique feel to this classic white kitchen design, which also perfectly matches the diamond mosaic tiles used on the backsplash of the kitchen. Traditional style cabinets painted in an off-white color were used, paired with walnut finish base for the massive kitchen island counter. All countertops uses white granite, for a clean and bright-looking surface.
Ebony floors makes the kitchen look like its floating, while the mustard-colored walls adds a warm golden tone throughout the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets has a classic Gothic inspiration, with intricate panel details and Gothic Arches on the overhead cabinets. The rest of the kitchen adapts a more modern transitional style, like the beveled white subway tiles used on the backsplash and the stainless steel drum lights above the kitchen island.
This kitchen blends traditional elements with modern materials to achieve this look. Its open layout helps make it look more airy and spacious, while its off-white traditional antique style kitchen cabinets gives it that classic elegant appeal. The main counters uses green granite counters and light gray mosaic tiles with green border tiles to match that of the counter top, while the parallel kitchen island opts for a more modern, black solid-surface counter top, with rounded edges.
Provincial oak wood floors adds a nice textured look to this kitchen design, adding a subtle warm glow to the space. The kitchen cabinets adapts a neo-classic style, using classic motifs and French-style overhead cabinets. Black quartz counters gives a nice contrast against the white cabinet counters, which helps make the black-weathered finish of the kitchen island match with the over-all look of the kitchen.
This small kitchen adapts a French provincial style, using all white for both the cabinets and the general surfaces. Despite the small size, the unique layout is able to maximize the available space, providing sufficient working surfaces, as well as a bar counter for dining. The black granite counter adds a touch of contrast to the all0white space, while the coffer ceiling and classic motifs adds texture and pattern.
White Kitchen Cabinets with Dark Floors
There is something alluring about white kitchen cabinets with dark floors. White kitchens can tend to look washed out and devoid of contrast. With the additional of rich dark wood flooring you can add interest and personality to the space.
As mentioned earlier, the most common way to create depth and contrast in a kitchen with white cabinets is to pair it with an interesting flooring material. Wood planks in a darker color provide a dramatic, cozy and homey feel to your kitchen. It adds to the timeless, classic flair and gives warmth to the space.
Dark floors are not limited to wooden planks alone as there are other flooring materials available in the market. Ceramic tiles come in a broad spectrum of designs and patterns. Granite and marble floor tiles also have different veining patterns and colors which work well with a luxurious traditional kitchen style. But for those who are more experimental, concrete floors create a grungy effect for Industrial themed kitchens.
Classic elegance is demonstrated in this traditional kitchen design, featuring combination of colors and finishes which exudes both luxury and modern simplicity. While the main kitchen cabinets are plain white, the kitchen island has a dark redwood finish. Both are topped with light cream granite and paired with white and silver mosaic tiles for the backsplash. It also uses gorgeous Georgian style barstools with yellow velvet upholstery and white-painted wood frame.
Gunmetal gray walls and dark mahogany wood floors create a dark and masculine vibe to this kitchen. To counter this, instead of flat white, off-white/cream paint was used to finish the traditional style kitchen cabinets and paired with with golden yellow granite. This creates a nice balance of cool and warm tones, creating a modern and elegant kitchen space.
Redwood flooring gives an overall warm feeling to the space, couple with large windows surrounding the whole exterior wall, making the space look bright. Because the basic finishes like the moldings and ceiling already use white, the kitchen cabinets were finished in a light cream/off-white color to give it a bit more variety, and the countertop uses Absolute black granite. The kitchen island has doors with a beadboard style giving it a nice touch of style and traditional look.
This kitchen has a more neutral rustic vibe, as it uses ash wood floors, creating a neutral warm tone in this open kitchen layout. The kitchen is situated in an area directly accessible to the dining and living area, making it look spacious and bright. Light taupe walls is a great neutral background which looks good with the ashwood floors, while the kitchen maintains a simple elegant look white all white cabinets and marble counters.
This small gallery kitchen takes its inspiration from blue and white china ceramic, adapting its colors. All kitchen cabinets are white with white marble counter top, while the kitchen island is a movable counter with walnut framing At the end of the kitchen is a unique china cabinet which was painted in a gorgeous shade of blue, reminiscent on the drawings/patterns of blue & white china. The kitchens white cabinets make a nice contrast to the dark wood floors.
White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets
White shaker cabinets are timeless and a great choice for those looking for a classic design that is versatile and compliments practically any kitchen.
Shaker style is a cabinet style consisting of a 5 piece door with a recessed center panel. It is the most common cabinet style today which is characterized by simple and functional aesthetics. Despite having a traditional origin, the shaker style is commonly used for contemporary and modern kitchens because of its clean lines.
Gorgeous white shaker cabinets paired with mahogany floors and pale yellow walls create a pleasing and soft background color for this kitchen. the combination of colors and finishes brings a very subtle warm glow that brightens the room. The design uses unique mosaic tiles for the backsplash with slight beige and gold undertones, adding an elegant texture to the surface. The movable kitchen island uses solid mahogany for its countertop, as opposed with the marble used on the main counters. Woven rattan bar stools add a light subtle country feel to the space.
Kitchens with white cabinets are lighter and brighter giving them an appealing vibe that are highly sought after by many home buyers. In the picture above white shaker cabinets are combined with ash wood floors to give this kitchen space a neutral ashy tone. The wood flooring helps it achieve a subtle rustic vibe. The U-shaped kitchen uses the classic combination of white marble and white backsplash tiles, but what makes this kitchen unique is the dining area placed in the middle of the kitchen.
Golden walnut wood flooring gives a classic antique look to this transitional kitchen space. It has a unique and dynamic layout which is able to maximize the transitional space between the formal living spaces and the more private spaces of the home, without affecting the traffic flow. Walls were painted in a refreshing pale green color, which is a good subtle contrast with the warm wooden flooring. For the countertop material, black granite was used for the kitchen island and the bar counter, and white marble for the main counter top.
Contemporary Kitchens with White Cabinets
The contemporary kitchen style pertain to the current to present trend which is characterized by minimalism. It usually follows a monochromatic scheme and white cabinets are a popular choice for this design style.
Contemporary kitchen cabinets have clean, sleek lines and flat surfaces with little to no ornamentation. There are also no decorative trims such as crown moldings and raised panels. For the hardware,cabinet handles and drawer knobs are simple and do not have decorative accents.
The contemporary kitchen style also makes use of mixed materials like metal, concrete, plastic and glass. This creates the much needed variation in texture in contrast for white kitchen cabinets. Stone, wood veneer or laminates may also be incorporated with the kitchen design to add depth to the design.
This is a modern contemporary style kitchen uses simple straight lines and silhouettes, creating a clean and crisp look perfect for the interior architectural style. The kitchen uses white high-gloss laminates for the European style cabinets for a very modern feel, while the Carrara marble stone used on the countertops, backsplash and side of the kitchen island gives it a classic touch whilst keeping its modern form.
A modern transitional kitchen space which takes inspiration on white French style kitchens but uses straighter, cleaner lines, creating a more modern silhouette. The floors are dark Mahogany with a nice matte finish, giving it a nice contrast. The kitchens have simple panel design, topped with a thick slab of white soapstone. For the backsplash, mosaic tiles with a contemporary brown, beige and white pattern was used, adding a horizontal pattern and texture into the surface which matches well with the color of the flooring. This kitchen also has two kitchen islands, one of which was fixed with a sink, and the other is mostly a flat surface used as additional preparation area.
This open concept black and white kitchen design features white cabinetry with polished black granite countertops. The transitional layout flows in to the dining area that matches the overall theme of the rooms design aesthetic. The kitchen has a large center island with decorative wood scroll work and built-in sink. Glass pendant lighting and a modern lamp shade provide some contemporary elements to this otherwise traditional style kitchen space.
Glam meets modern in this spacious all-white kitchen design, One side of the wall is dedicated for full-height storage and built-in oven towers, while the other wall is for the basic kitchen counter with white marble. In the middle is a massive square kitchen island with tempered glass top, giving it a modern appeal which looks great with the stainless steel pierced metal bar stools and the modern pendant lamps.
This kitchen combines a small L-shaped kitchen with white cabinets with light mocha finished kitchen island. The kitchen island uses gray granite while the main counters uses black granite for added contrast. To add a bit more texture without going against its modern look, gray ceramic tiles with faux masonry design was used for its backsplash.
Modern White Kitchen Cabinets
The modern kitchen is characterized by a clean, unadorned look. It is almost similar to the contemporary style which uses flat cabinet surfaces with no ornamentation and sleek design. There are no intricate carvings, decorative moldings or details but instead it is just plain and simple. The modern kitchen style also focuses more on geometric forms ranging from simple angular form to bold curves.
Modern kitchen cabinets also combines different materials such as high pressure laminates, veneers or glass, unlike the traditional style which features one type of wood all throughout. For modern kitchens with white cabinets, the ultra modern vibe is achieved by using a high gloss finish to emphasize the sleek surface.
Storage space is definitely maximized in this kitchen design, with lots of floor-to-ceiling storage with high-gloss white laminates. Adding a subtle contrast is the light gray solid surface used on the kitchen island, while the unique ceramic tiles with horizontal gray patterns were laid out in a chevron pattern, adding a unique design to the flooring.
This is gorgeous modern kitchen which uses soft subtle colors, creating a warm and clean over-all feel to the space. The kitchen cabinets has glossy off-white laminates and U-channel aluminum for the pulls for a clean, seamless look. Floors has gorgeous maple wood floors, and the warm white artificial lighting gives the while kitchen a subtle warm glow.
This bright and refreshing transitional kitchen design features a combination of plain white kitchen cabinets and gray base cabinets on the kitchen island. The resulting look is modern and refreshing, even made more interesting with the use of glass subway tiles, and brushed stainless steel accents.
This modern kitchen space looks bright and spacious with its minimalist styling and modern, clean surfaces. The kitchen looks seamless as it uses low profile cabinets laminated in white and topped with clean white solid surface. To add a bit more more texture, the backsplash uses unique 3D tiles with a wavy pattern, further accentuated with the use of under cabinet lighting.
This gorgeous modern kitchen features white flat panel cabinetry with an achromatic color scheme. Floors are ebony wood, while all walls, ceiling and the kitchen cabinet laminates are in white creating excellent contrast. The countertop materials used is black granite, adding a gorgeous shiny surface to the kitchen.