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14 White Kitchen Cabinet Designs

Originally contributed by Stacey Nash • last updated 4/7/2021

White kitchen cabinet designs never seem to go out of style. Their timeless look continues to brighten the kitchen and welcome family and friends with a clean freshness.

If you’re ready to design a white kitchen with your own personal stamp and flair, we’ve got a few white kitchen cabinet ideas that are anything but boring.  

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White Cabinets With A Dark Island

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Cabinets and islands don’t need to match anymore. This mix-and-match blue and white kitchen color scheme adds drama and grounds the space. The stunning deep gray-blue island adds a modern touch to this otherwise white kitchen.

The sleek, plain cabinet fronts fade into the background, letting the island take center stage. They almost act like a canvas, with the dark island as the focal point. 

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Modern White Cabinets With Glass Fronts

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White cabinets and glass cabinet fronts just seem to go together. The white acts as a picture frame for the glassware or display pieces inside. This design features an entire row of glass-front cabinets. It’s almost like having an open shelving feel with a little more containment.

However, if you’re not ready to put all of your dishes on display, a single cabinet with glass front doors can be just as effective. Show off your fine china, a treasured vase, or classic cookbooks.

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White Shaker Cabinets With Opening Shelving

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Shaker cabinets’ simple fronts work well with many different design elements. Paired with open shelving, they give a casual feel to a large, open kitchen. Open shelves are a hallmark of the farmhouse style, but you can use them with other styles too.

These shelves offer a fun display space for daily dishes, fine china, or an eclectic mix of kitchen trinkets. Use them to put coveted cookware within easy reach or keep delicate pieces out of little hands.

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White Kitchen Cabinets With A Dark Backsplash

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Bring definition to the kitchen with a contrasting dark backsplash. Nothing makes white pop more than a contrasting color. The reflections on this black tile backsplash creates movement, drawing the eye toward the backsplash.

It widens the space as the eye follows the backsplash from one side of the room to the other.

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Modern White Kitchen Cabinets

Simona Sergi
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Modern design keeps things simple with smooth, sleek cabinet fronts, clean lines, and little or no ornamentation. The simplicity of the modern kitchen calms the eye and senses. It fits in perfectly with a modern, no-nonsense home.

You can keep things simple in black-and-white or use textiles to add a pop of color to an otherwise monochrome color palette.

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Farmhouse White Kitchen Cabinets With Shiplap

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The words “farmhouse” and “white” go together like peanut butter and jelly. It makes sense. Whitewash cabinets have roots on the farm. They continue to be favorites in the traditional and modern farmhouse kitchens.

This kitchen pairs white shaker kitchen cabinets with faux shiplap fronts. It’s a modern take on a traditional look that has custom and personal appeal.

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White Kitchen Cabinet Designs With Mixed Woods

Andre Fracois McKenzie
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A mix and match of cabinet styles creates a refreshing take on kitchen design. This kitchen features sleek wood cabinet fronts and a matching island that perfectly pairs with white bottom cabinets.

This mix of colors and patterns warms the kitchen for those who find white on white to sterile.

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White Kitchen Cabinets With White And More White

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If dark countertops, islands, and backsplashes aren’t your thing, take your white cabinet kitchen design the other direction. Try white on white on white — pretty much all white.

Some people find all-white institutional or overly sterile in appearance, but this kitchen manages the white on white with the right accent pieces. Soft textures and warm gold accents give the kitchen definition and personality. 

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Kitchen Designs With White Cabinets And Black Countertops

Daniela Gisin-Krumsick
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The classic appeal of the black and white kitchen looks sophisticated and always on-trend. The white cabinets in this kitchen open up a relatively small space, making it look larger. The linear definition of the black countertops magnifies the optical illusion by elongating the counter. It’s a clean design for those who prefer clean lines over cozy clutter. 

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Black And White Kitchen Cabinets

Cleyer Duque
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Countertop and cabinet black-and-white combinations aren’t the only way to embrace a monochromatic color palette. A mix of black-and-white kitchen cabinets touches on subtle sophistication.

The two colors may be opposites, but they don’t fight for attention. Black sinks into the background while white opens the space. Together, they create a kitchen that feels airy and intimate at the same time.

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White Cabinets With Warm Accent Colors

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White’s cool undertones work beautifully with warm accent colors. This color mix works wells for those who find all white too cool sterile for their senses. The backsplash and wood floors in this kitchen, for example, warm the kitchen, while the white kitchen cabinets keep it clean and orderly.

The blend of cool and warm undertones builds and creates an inviting heart of the home. 

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White Cabinets With Brick Backsplash

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Brick is another way to warm an otherwise cold kitchen full of white cabinets. The white brick in this kitchen brings organic warmth through texture and pattern. It doesn’t hurt that it’s paired with warm gold accents. The combination creates a high-end, custom touch that adds value to the kitchen. 

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Green And White Kitchen Cabinets

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Rich jewel-toned greens are on-trend, and we can see why. Green’s organic roots look stunning. However, the white cabinets balance it out, so it doesn’t feel overpowering. The color combination still looks clean while hinting at modern sophistication.

When your cabinet color palette steals the show, you don’t need flashy hardware or cabinet styles. You can let the colors speak for themselves. 

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Blue And White Kitchen Cabinets

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Black, green, and gray aren’t the only colors that pair well with white. When they say white goes with anything, it really does. But it’s a matter of narrowing down the color palette that accents the rest of your interior design. In some cases, that will be a gorgeous blue.

Royal, navy, midnight—there’s no shortage of blue hues. This blue straddles the line between bright and dark for an understated but friendly look. Again, simple cabinet fronts keep the colors from overpowering the eyes, letting color act as the focal point. 

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