I'm Dreaming of a White... Kitchen: 10 Bright Beauties to Behold

Ten beautiful kitchens employ all-white palettes to create stunning yet serene spaces.

  1. Simple Serenity

    White Cabinets

    In this light-filled space, the snowy white cabinets and work island stand out against pale gray walls and lightly stained wood floors. A fun mix of details, including a crystal chandelier and ultramodern stools, adds a playful note to the room.

    Mowlem and co.

  2. White Appliances

    White Appliances

    Although stainless steel appliances are the standard in many American kitchens, a white refrigerator can blend seamlessly into an all-white plan. Lovely details in this room include the mullioned glass cabinets and diagonally laid wood floor.

    Donna Griffith

  3. The Many Moods of White

    White Hues

    The range of white hues has grown over the years to include not only crisp gallery-white, but also ivory, ecru, and pale tints of blue and green. Here, a warm beige covers the walls. A limited palette can be an invitation to play with texture on floors, counters, and woodwork.

    Digs Digs

  4. Spots of Color

    Kitchen Accent Colors

    Accent colors really pop in all-white interiors. In this cheerful kitchen, hints of yellow pottery behind glass-front cabinet doors are picked up across the room in pillows on the banquette. A marble-topped work island underscores this kitchen's color scheme.

    Matthew Millman Photography

  5. Coordinated Collections

    Open Shelving

    Set on open shelves against a lightly tinted shade of paint or subtly textured wallpaper, collections of white china or ceramics complement an all-white interior.

    Apartment Therapy

  6. A Burst of Color

    Kitchen Accent Colors

    Energize an all-white space by adding colorful furniture or accessories, like the lime-green stools seen here. A favorite hue can also be incorporated through cookware, glassware, dish towels, or curtains.

    Traditional Home

  7. Modern Rustic

    Country Kitchen

    Exposed beams and a warm tone underfoot provide an attractive framework for the gleaming white cabinetry in this spacious country kitchen. The same color scheme is carried throughout the first floor of the house, unifying the eating area in the foreground and sitting room toward the back.


  8. Seaside Cottage

    Cottage Kitchen

    To reference the waterfront setting of this cottage, the kitchen features horizontal paneling reminiscent of a boat's planks, as well as a tiled backsplash in a pleasing sea-foam hue. A pair of colorful floral paintings set above the stove hood command attention in the neutral setting.

    Susan Serra Associates

  9. Elegant Details

    White Accents

    Set against an all-white backdrop, delicate or curvaceous details really get noticed. Here, a brass chandelier and matching wall sconces illuminate the room while the stove hood makes a bold statement of its own. To break up an expansive white ceiling, consider a grid pattern of woodwork.


  10. Enjoy the View

    Kitchen Windows

    One of the benefits of an all-white interior is that it will not compete with the natural beauty outside the windows. These homeowners chose to maximize their view by installing see-through glass cabinets over a windowed wall.


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