20 White Kitchens You Need To Bookmark For Renovation Inspo


It doesn’t get any more timeless than a clean, white kitchen. Whether you prefer a traditional feel with stainless steel accents, or a high-gloss look that’s more mod, here are 20 white kitchens sure to inspire a design decision (or two).


white kitchen with satin brass hardware

Photo: Francesco Lagnese

The kitchen cabinets, featuring satin brass hardware by Schoolhouse and painted in Farrow & Ball’s White Tie, are topped with honed Calacatta Vagli marble countertops and a continuous backsplash. Flush-mount fixtures from The Urban Electric Co. punctuate sight lines to the living room.


Counter stools lined up at a light wood island with a quartz top.

Photo: Laura Moss

Round-back counter stools from Hickory Chair encourage lingering in a handsome classic kitchen, which is outfitted with white perimeter cabinetry and two quartzite-topped oak islands by Distinctive Custom Cabinetry.


Kitchen with skylight above

Photo: Lauren Pressey

A Light & Green fixture shines on the Caesarstone-topped kitchen island. Because the space offers some of the best views in the house, the Form & Refine stools are popular seats. Emtek hardware accents the StyleLite cabinetry from Design Support. On the backsplash is Silestone from RioStones. The Thermador range is from Ferguson.


open concept dining

Photo: Read McKendree/ JBSA

In Armonk, New York, an open kitchen melds a Miele cooktop with integrated appliances from Sub-Zero. White ash wood paneled ceilings warm the scheme. At the forefront, the great room’s dining zone features a Tod Von Mertens table, Ben Whistler chairs upholstered in Holly Hunt fabric and a chandelier from Ochre.


kitchen with calacatta marble island and vintage lucite stools

Photo: Guillermo Gusils Photography

Family and friends can gather at the Calacatta marble island on vintage Lucite stools upholstered in Pavoni leather from De Sousa Hughes. Overhead are Terrarium pendant lights by Lindsey Adelman, which show how a branching chandelier might appear when turned inside-out.


The kitchen has marble countertops and a farmhouse sink.

Photo: Werner Segarra

Craftsmanship and beautiful materials add interest to this airy white kitchen, from the rift-cut white-oak island to the Calacatta quartzite countertops from Arizona Tile. A stainless steel range hood made by GrayLeaf Studio has also “become the focal point of the kitchen,” says designer Lissa Lee Hickman.


White marble kitchen

Photo: Annie Schlecter

To ground the kitchen, designer Brittany Bromley painted the mullions of the windows black. The cabinets feature fixtures from Katonah Architectural Hardware and the backsplash and counters are a honed white arabesque marble from Alise Marble & Granite Inc. in Bedford Hills. A vintage French gilt chandelier hangs over the island.


kitchen with white cabinetry and three hanging lanterns

Photo: Nickolas Sargent

By removing a peninsula and taking down interior walls, designer Jennifer Ribek was able to double the size of this kitchen and install a large island. Working with general contractor Kevin P. Carter, she outfitted the space with Silestone counters from Stone Tower Granite and Marble and a backsplash of weathered white glazed tile from Clé Tile. RH brass handles accent the cabinetry.


kitchen and breakfast nook with high-gloss cabinetry

Photo: MCA Estúdio

Chairs from Addison House serve as a warm counterpoint to the pale backdrop of white high-gloss lacquered cabinetry and Calacatta marble backsplashes and countertops. Counter stools covered in white eco leather surround the kitchen island.


Kitchen with white cabinetry and marble backsplash.

Photo: Aric Attas

In Florida, architect Thomas Hoos overhauled this formerly traditional kitchen, adding Miele and Monogram appliances, a Franke sink and faucet, a backsplash of Calacatta marble from Neolith’s Classtone collection and new ipe wood flooring. A trio of Danish Design Store’s Caravaggio P3 pendants illuminates an island topped with Corian quartz in Snow White, which harbors Design Within Reach’s LEM Piston stools.


Kitchen with large island and barstools

Photo: Cody Ulrich

Light, bright surfaces keep natural light flowing throughout the kitchen, which features Calacatta Regina marble countertops and Café subway tile, all from Walker Zanger, and custom Shaker-style cabinetry. Warming up the look are a trio of brass pendants by Visual Comfort & Co., rope-wrapped counter stools from Palecek and white-oak shelving.


antique whitewashed pine table in kitchen with walnut countertops

Photo: Brantley Photography

An antique whitewashed pine table and Swedish chairs hold court in a Vero Beach, Florida, kitchen, which designer Susan Zises Green left largely untouched. The island’s walnut countertop complements the marble backsplash; beige linen draperies line the windows.


kitchen featuring rustic beams and wood detailing with stools and matte black and brass pendants

Photo: Paul Dyer

Rustic beams and wood detailing on the range hood inject texture into the white kitchen. Sculptural stools by Arteriors and oversize matte black and brass pendants by Rejuvenation add similar exclamation points. Designer Mary Jo Fiorella chose materials—delicately veined marble and backsplash tile with a subtle texture—that would add depth and visual interest.


white kitchen with gray-green backsplash and walnut countertop

Photo: Brantley Photography

Custom Palecek barstools upholstered in Vanguard Spectrum leather pull up to a walnut countertop in the kitchen, where crisp white cabinetry from Traditional Inc. plays to the soothing palette selected by the design team.


sleek white kitchen

Photo: Kris Tamburello

In Miami, a sleek, all-white kitchen offers a view into the dining area and the mercury-glass base of the restored 1940s French table. Twin Murano glass-and-brass lights—sourced through Michel Contessa Antiques—hang overhead, and the Atlantic Ocean beckons through the living area’s floor-to-ceiling glass windows.


white kitchen with reclaimed beams and marble counters

Photo: Roehner + Ryan

In this kitchen, reclaimed beams and planking contrast with white cabinets and marble counters from Arizona Tile. The lanterns are from Gregorius Pineo.


kitchen with marble countertops, an island, custom cabinetry

Custom cabinetry from Landmark Kitchen & Bath Design, an integrated quartz countertop and backsplash from Tithof Tile & Marble, and a showstopping brass-and-steel hood from Wayward Machine Co. transform a once-dated kitchen. The pendants are from Arteriors.


white kitchen with three-dimensional wall

Photo: Emily Followill

For this Charlotte, North Carolina, kitchen, the design team created a dimensional feature wall complemented by a Calacatta Gold marble backsplash–to which they added a subtle pass-through to the scullery beyond. Mauney completed the look with a Caroline Boykin mixed-media work from Anne Neilson Gallery and a trio of leather-covered counter stools by A. Rudin.


contemporary white kitchen

Photo: Aric Attas

In this airy kitchen, the cabinetry and cherrywood floors were painted white, maximizing the impact of the natural light. The kitchen was also refreshed with new Ann Sacks ceramic subway tile, Corian countertops in Cameo White and a Franke stainless-steel sink with a Dornbracht Elio faucet; the counter stools are from Janus et Cie in Chicago. The vintage French poster from Atlas Gallery, also in Chicago, adds a touch of whimsy.


traditional white marble kitchen yellow accents

Photo: Aaron Leitz

McGuire counter stools from Baker face the kitchen island, which is topped with honed marble from Modul Marble & Granite in Sun Valley, California. Sky blue paint on the ceiling contrasts with the white painted cabinets by O.B. Williams Company. Charles Edwards pendants light the space, and Tulu fabric from Nicky Rising in Los Angeles covers the valance. The Wolf range is from Albert Lee.