2023 Trend Watch: The Timeless Appeal of a White Kitchen

More than 40% of homeowners choose white cabinetry when remodeling their kitchen, a trend that has prevailed for many years. Just what is it that makes white kitchens the most popular choice? For those with smaller spaces, white is the perfect choice to reflect light and make spaces feel brighter and larger. White is also incredibly versatile as a starting point: many designs mix white cabinetry with other colors of cabinetry and countertops for bold contrast. White communicates a fresh clean appearance and also helps accentuate the finish of any hardware, from gleaming gold to matte black. Here is some inspiration if you’re considering a white kitchen. 

Fresh Tradition
In a historical La Jolla home by acclaimed architect Thomas Shepherd, the kitchen was transformed to enhance family life while honoring the essential character of the original home. White cabinetry with chrome hardware reflects the generous natural light in the room. The new design honors the home’s classic American sensibility with a modern approach.

Seaside Allure
In the kitchen of a seaside home, cabinetry with molding details is balanced with the texture of the backsplash to create a white design with warmth and depth. Designed for clients who desired a “white on white on white” look in the kitchen, the remodel integrates some elements of blue, gray, and natural wood to bring character to the space.

Fresh Bay View
Now fresh and bright, the kitchen in this bayside home is cheerfully connected to amazing water views, the first priority of its redesign. White cabinetry and countertops keep the focus on the stunning vista. Fresh style radiates from every corner of the new design, inviting cooking adventures and relaxed entertaining. Pops of coastal color are inspired by the home’s location.

Traditional ideas with enduring appeal can bring classic style to your kitchen design. Working with an experienced design team, you can explore ways to imbue these classic themes with your own vision, giving your home a sense of personality and character.