White kitchens aren't going away any time soon, but classic doesn't have to mean bland. Make yours stand out with a few smart cabinetry upgrades. Whether it's the hardware, shape, or types of doors, there's plenty of ways to make plain white plain awesome.
Make an all-white kitchen a little more interesting with mixed metallics. Though this kitchen's range and cabinets are both white, one has brass hardware, while the other has silver.
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Sleek gold handles and white lacquer cabinets make this kitchen feel totally fresh and modern, but the blue fridge gives it a subtle retro nod. We see you over there, SMEG.
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I know, I know — white cabinets should mean a white and bright kitchen, but hear us out. White and black look super sleek and sexy together. Feels too formal? Wood accents and exposed brick can change all that.
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No matter how high your ceilings actually are, you can fake height with tall, narrow cabinets. They'll draw the eye up, making the room feel higher.
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These beveled, curved, leaded-glass inserts took a year to finish, but the results were worth the wait. It makes a farmhouse-style kitchen look a bit more elegant.
The painted hinges blend in, but black pulls stand out in an informal Florida kitchen. Pale oak floors and butcher block counters reinforce the laid-back vibe.
A block of solid cabinets? Bo-ring. These wire-mesh fronts feel far more interesting. The hazy inserts — overlaid with a metal diamond pattern — obscure what's inside, giving a little more organizational leeway.
To get truly sparkling whites in this New York kitchen, high-gloss white was combined with crystallized glass counters. It's light, bright, airy, and totally polished.
Old fencing was repurposed as cabinetry in this weekend house. The fridge handle — once galvanized pipe — is the product of upcycling, too.
For the cabinets in this new Tennessee farmhouse, a glaze was hand-painted on top. The effect is the patina of a home that has grown over generations.
White cabinets show off this Hudson Valley kitchen's statement backsplash. The brass pulls specifically coordinate with the knobs on a range.
Faced with outdated brown cupboards above and below, this Michigan kitchen got new underneath and open shelving up top. The white makes everything in the small space feel fresh and light.
Though this shade is technically a chalk gray, it looks more like a warm white. It pairs perfectly with the painted terra-cotta backsplash tiles.
White cabinets make a stereotypically small Manhattan cook space feel light and bright, like a larger farmhouse kitchen. Brass hardware and a milk-glass chandelier bounce around even more light.
Antiqued mirrored glass on white cabinet doors is a classic space-faking illusion in a 19th-century Brooklyn home. Bonus: You can check your makeup while cooking dinner. As we all do.
This Los Angeles kitchen got custom white cabinets for a light and airy indoor/outdoor California feel. Fresh flowers and greenery up the vibes.