“Oh, How We Love A White Kitchen!” However…..

Are All White Kitchens Looking Alike?

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We agree a white kitchen can be beautiful!  However, as of late, we’ve got more clients asking us what we think of the trend of shaker cabinets, marble tops, farm sinks and white subway tile.  Today, let’s look at a few NEW ways we can say, “Oh, How We Love A White Kitchen!”

White Kitchens Work In Vintage Architecture

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Let’s look at this small kitchen above which is simply charming and has everything needed.  Looking at the narrow wall anchoring the counter run, we can tell a kitchen may not have been in this space originally.  However, look at the cutting boards perched in the deep window sill, the unique use of electricity for the pendant and ceiling lighting, and the years of character of the herringbone floor.  The sleek white cabinets and countertops, with no wall splash at all,  are the perfect addition to this white kitchen!

White Kitchen Elements Are Versatile

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Here we see a similar wood floor with slab design cabinet doors.  The layout uses a wall of tall, white cabinets to keep this kitchen as equally as simple as the one above.  Using a full marble wall splash changes up the design quickly.

Modern, White Kitchens Capitalize On Lighting Opportunities

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At times we will have a client that truly wants a modern design for a kitchen yet are hesitant, fearing the space will look “cold”.  Planning for multiple lighting sources is a great way to add warmth to white kitchens.

The Unconventional White Kitchen

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Perhaps you remember this past post about the deconstructed kitchen?     Some of our favorite kitchen designs do not have oodles of built-in cabinets lining every inch of wall space.  Using several shades of soft whites together will pull unconventional cookery together in no time.  Just look at this sweetie!

White Kitchens Can Max Out Storage Needs

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The opposite of less is more, like the kitchen above, is a kitchen that utilizes every inch of space for maximum storage.  Keeping many of the elements, like this tone on tone cabinet door and hardware color in the pale hues, creates a space easy to visually navigate.

Not Ready To Break The Decor Trend?

Alas, when a design trend lasts it is because the elements that make a space appealing are strong.  Crisp, squared door, white cabinets with bright metal hardware, are easy to work within many decors.  Marble has been around for centuries (think Rome), does age and patina beautifully, and is a classic look in white kitchens.  Wood floors are timeless and in many homes, islands are a huge asset to how we live.  However…..

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Unique White Kitchens

Our clients depend on us to present design ideas that will make their homes unique, reflect their lifestyles and personalities while adding value.  Let’s look at this white kitchen again.  There are no traditional runs of base and upper cabinets over a countertop yet a massive amount of covered, reachable storage.  Design-oriented open shelves house usable products and the series of 4 light fixtures are so very custom.  Window sashes painted a sharp contrast feature all the natural light in this space.  Take a quick look at our own kitchens, or in photos we save, and we will see this footprint is not very different from hundreds of others.  We are all for kitchens that are a bit off-trend.  Are you?


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Speaking with a friend the other day, we were both longing for travel to resume. Where would we go first? Both of us said France at the same time. Made me think…life at home seems to be like what we love about France. Perhaps we will write a post about this…interested? Comment below!

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11 thoughts on ““Oh, How We Love A White Kitchen!” However…..”

  1. I love white kitchens. These are refreshing ideas.

    As to French, great idea! A few years ago while walking into our building at work, a man told me every year he and his family chose a different culture to celebrate on Christmas. They decorated accordingly, tried new foods (whether or not that country celebrated Christmas) which they cooked together, and learned about their culture, art, geography. What a brilliant way to bridge cultures and learn.

    1. This is a great idea to allow everyone to particpate in the holiday in a new way…what memories!

  2. White is so clean looking and fun to decorate around. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful kitchen pictures. I currently have wood cupboards and love the look so it will be a big decision to change them to white.

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