Nothing is as clean and refreshing in a kitchen as white cabinetry. Let’s take a look at some of my recent favorites shall we?
Why does white cabinetry seem so appealing? Because it is classic! Time honoured and true, these white painted, face-framed cabinets are symmetrically balanced and are enhanced by the Calcutta Stone countertop and camel back apron sink. This particular design is by Karen Williams.
The glossy unadorned door and drawer fronts on this kitchen keeps it simple and sleek. Get this look with Carrera Marble tops and a glossy white Calvi door style by Kitchen Craft.
Vaulted ceilings and white walls make this large kitchen by Kathleen Hay larger than life. Doesn’t it just make you want to take a deep breath? Notice the subway tile backsplash, another nod to the classic kitchen look.
While not all white, this kitchen by Mick De Giulio is well balanced, mixing a little black to frame the white cabinets. Who wouldn’t love that dark charcoal painted pantry?
The best part about all that glorious art-gallery white is that is allows the home owner to accentuate with accent colors in a very vivid way. Like punctuation marks, the light turquoise dishes in this kitchen dot the walls and table space like a tittle on an i. The best part is that these accent colors can be changed with the seasons simply by switching them up with other accessories.
Have you noticed anything interesting about these few kitchens? They all have either glass doors or open shelves, which makes the white all the more airy and open. Note that if you have a new found desire to paint your cabinets white, do tell your local paint professional that you intend on using the paint on cabinetry. They have special paint like melamine paint that works perfectly on cabinets, regular latex paint may not adhere properly (causing paint to peel, and you only want to have to do this once), and can cause the doors to stick in the warmer months.