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White Kitchen Design Ideas

Updated on December 14, 2012

White Kitchens: White Kitchen Ideas, Pictures, Accessories and More

White kitchens are becoming the new trend in 2012. Turning your everyday kitchen into a white showcase can be simple depending on your current decor. The easiest things to change in the kitchen are the wall colors and accessories. However, some changes can mean expensive renovations and lots of hard work.

Cabinets are the most costly and the most work. Luckily, these days there are other options for changing the colors of your cabinets without having to spend thousands of dollars replacing them. Below you will find out how to change the color of your kitchen cabinets without spending a fortune.

Last is the floors. Floors aren't necessarily a big issue. When you look at photos of white kitchens, rarely do you see white floors as well. Black tile, slate, wood and various color floors are often found in white kitchens. It helps break up the monotony and keeps it from being too white.

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White Kitchen with Minimal Green Accents

This white kitchen consists of white appliances, white cabinets, and white walls, but also includes a touch of color with the wood floor and bar stools and the subtle hint of sage green with the bar stool cushions and a few accessories. Keeping to a white kitchen theme but still adding a tiny hint of color helps it from being too bright. It also helps take the eyes away from stains or dirty areas that you haven't noticed. White Kitchen Image Source

White Kitchen Canisters

Add storage and style to your white kitchen with white canisters.

White on White Kitchen

From the ceiling, to the walls, to the floors, everything is white... with the exclusion of the accessories and fixtures. White on white the space feel big and airy. White on White Kitchen Image Source

Insl-X CC4510092-01 Cabinet Coat Enamel

The mostly costly part of building or renivating a kitchen is the cabinets. If you are wanting a solid white kitchen you will need to have white cabinets to pull it all together. Replacing cabinets simply for color is a rediculous way to spend $10,000-50,000 easily. Luckily, there are some new alternatives for changing the colors of your cabinets.

Paint

It seems pretty obvious but some people aren't aware you can paint your cabinents. Regardless of the texture there are several different types available for different types surface materials that will allow you to apply paint without having it come right off. Talk with your local paint store and have them help you pick the right product. Here is a great tutorial for painting kitchen cabinets.

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations, White

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations

Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation Kits are a great way to change the color of your kitchen cabinets. The kits are less than $100 and easy to do yourself. They are available in several colors including white.

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing is kinda like 'wallpaper' for cabinets but of a much better quality and made specifically for cabinets. For more info on cabinet refacing check out /www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,220605-3,00.html">This Old House: Cabinet Refacing.

White Kitchen with Black Countertops

This kitchen is completely black except for the floors, counter tops and knobs. One of the great things about this white kitchen is that it is still primarily white but the three areas that get dirty quickly. This will help prevent you from spending hours bleaching and scrubbing every week. Black and White Kitchen Image Source

White Kitchen with Light Blue Accents

white and blue kitchen
white and blue kitchen

This kitchen screams fresh and clean! The bright white paired with a tad of light blue makes the area feel clean and crisp. It still sticks with the the 'white kitchen' theme but adds a tiny hint of blue to break up the monotony. White and Blue kitchen Image Source

To Have a White Kitchen or Not to Have a White Kitchen...

Would you want a white kitchen?

White Kitchen with White Vintage Appliances

This white kitchen is very vintage! The white vintage appliances make all the difference in this kitchen. If you were to replace them with modern white appliances then the kitchen would be a simple white kitchen. There's no need for construction and re-phasing when you can simply date the appliances and turn it into a vintage kitchen. Vintage Kitchen Image Source

White Vintage Kitchen Accessories

You can turn a modern kitchen into a vintage kitchen by simply changing out your kitchen accessories. Vintage accessories are an easy way to go from modern to vintage while still keeping your style.

White Kitchen with Stainless Steel

white kitchen with stainless steel
white kitchen with stainless steel

This rather small white kitchen still makes a big statement. It's crisp white paired with stainless steel appliances and stainless steel bar stools make for a unique but elegant contrast.

Need More Counter Space in Your White Kitchen? - Add a White Kitchen Island

Adding counter top space to a small kitchen or one with plenty of room is as simple as adding a kitchen island.These islands instantly add counter top space and storage space with out renovations and costly investments.

What are your thoughts, tips, ideas and preferences on white kitchens?

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