White Kitchens

White Kitchens – You can’t go wrong with white in the kitchen, so sit back and let these fabulous ideas and pictures inspire you to take your kitchen from drab to dazzling.

White and Airy

This kitchen feels refreshingly open and airy, thanks to a white-and-gray palette and the absence of upper cabinets. The homeowner added a medley of distinctive pulley lights from Europe, and an antique dish rack dating back to 1865 that was, she says, “the perfect weathered gray.”

Added Weight

Dark-walnut floors, green soapstone counters, and custom stools (painted Benjamin Moore’s Phelps Black) add balance to this kitchen’s white cabinetry. The built-ins and trim are painted Bancroft White by Darryl Carter Colors by Benjamin Moore.

China Wall

Wide planks of white beadboard make a charming backdrop for a collection of white china, creating the perfect fusion of rustic delicacy. The china and enamelware in this kitchen were collected during the family’s travels to Europe—as well as visits to a few all-American garage sales.

Sunny Space

Soapstone counters, vintage lab stools, and a bank of whitewashed wooden cabinets add to the warmth of an already sunny kitchen.

Easy-to-Access Cabinets

With limited space for upper cabinets, deep, easy-to-access drawers help maximize storage. The charcoal Vermont Soapstone countertop and slate floor complement this kitchen’s blue-and-white decor.

Wood Countertops

White’s inherent brightness makes an impact in an open-plan kitchen with high ceilings, providing additional light and opening up the space. The homeowner added cozy, unexpected old-house details—like kitchen countertops crafted from salvaged wood floors.

Pretty Patterns

Pattern packs a punch in an all-white kitchen. A mosaic border frames porcelain floor tiles set on the diamond, and echoes the designs of the leaded-glass cabinetry and the backsplash.

Natural Colors

Neutral hues are anything but boring in this winter-white kitchen, which brings to mind the natural, earthy colors of a snowy day.

Expanded Entry

The owner of this home tore out the dropped ceilings, and stripped plaster and lathe down to the posts and beams—opening up the room with wider doorways and additional windows. She also enlarged the opening from the keeping room to the kitchen, adding salvage-yard antique posts where needed.

Organized Pantry

Utilitarian though it may be, the pantry can be as attractive as any other element in your home. Careful organization and a few personal touches can make this storage bonanza one of your favorite features, especially when everything’s hued in a warm, rich shade of white.
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