4 Ways to Make White Cabinets Work


All-white kitchens are a wise design choice. Not only are they timeless, with options for each design niche – contemporary, transitional, or traditional – white kitchens make an ideal canvas for colorful and patterned decor that changes with the seasons or ever-evolving kitchen design trends.

This step-by-step guide will aid decision-making as you begin to design, plan, and decorate your timeless all-white kitchen design.’

A Busy Beige Kitchen

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Cabinetry, countertops, and flooring are the primary starting points for any kitchen design. Then, there are all the little details that make a kitchen project complete.
Look for ways to add visual details that add interest against the white backdrop. Examples include:

  • Open shelving with a natural wood finish
  • Using stainless steel instead of white appliance finishes
  • Using a backsplash with an elegant pattern or texture (such as a Corian sheet-style backsplash routed to look like tile)
  • Adding pops of color via kitchen decor that changes with the season, such as hung artwork, vases of fresh flowers, and colorful dish towels or pot holders

Your white kitchen means you can add a wide range of exciting visuals without risking it being too busy.

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A Small Kitchen with Big Dreams

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Some people worry an all-white kitchen will be too bland or cold. Opting for glazed cabinets is a smart way to avoid that. First, it eliminates any risk of a washed-out or bland solid white wall effect.

Also, a tasteful glaze picks up on cabinet angles, adding depth and dimension. Your kitchen designer can help you select a glaze that works with your other features and finishes.

Contrasting Island

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There are several benefits to choosing a contrasting color for the kitchen island. First, it’s a great compromise with a partner who wasn’t a fan of the all-white look. Second, it adds visual interest. Finally, it’s an excellent way to create a bridge between the kitchen and adjoining living spaces in an open-concept floor plan.

Read our post, Integrated Kitchen-Living Spaces... for more on how to create a better design flow for your open kitchen.

Add Glass to a Small, Simple Kitchen

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Using glass-front cabinetry is another way to optimize any kitchen design, especially one that’s all white. Whether you choose glass fronts for an entire bank of cabinetry or limited them to a select cabinet or two, transparent doors create feelings of spaciousness while allowing you to display attractive kitchen-, china- and glassware.

Ready to up your white kitchen design?

Are you ready to design a visually stunning all-white kitchen that works overtime in the style department? Schedule a design consultation with Kitchen Magic. Just give us a call at 866-525-7999, or click here to schedule your free design consultation with Kitchen Magic today!

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