pls show me your white kitchens

ksquiresOctober 12, 2012

HI EVERYONE!

Our dark gray tiles are all done in our kitchen and our white cabinets were delivered today. I am just getting really nervous about granite- we plan to put a deposit on something tomorrow. All the granites we are looking at are white with gray/ a little brown. I really like white kitchens and I am just getting scared it could be"too white". If you dont mind, please show me your white cabinets/white countertops kitchens. Thanks so much! :-)

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ice1


Here is mine, glossy white with kashmir white granite and small clear glass backsplash tiles.
The only thing we need to changes is the french door fridge, hate it and will throw out as soon as we win the lotto. It is way to big and freezes things in the left hand of the bins every other day. I even have kashmir white tiles on the floors and after 4 years still love my kitchen.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 5:50AM
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runninginplace

Here is my kitchen, white with wine river granite. I really love the look of marble but like many others knew I couldn't handle the maintenance (or the tragedy of stains/etching :). The wine river is in the white granite family, but reads in real life (though not in photos so much) as having somewhat of a green/gray cast. I like it a lot and it fit in perfectly for what I wanted. My kitchen is a north facing, small galley with one window that opens onto a covered patio. Can you say DARK? I was going for visual lightening and think it worked. Enjoy your new kitchen and excuse these images as they aren't the best but at least show a white kitchen w/light granite.


    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 8:55AM
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ksquires

Thanks so much! I love both your kitchens :-)

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 9:40AM
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PRO
modern life interiors

bump

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 12:33PM
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SE_ME

I love a light counter with white cabinets. We just got ours installed, literally this past Thursday, so still lots unfinished. My cabinets are antique white with brown glaze and the granite is green minsk, which is predominantly light gray and green with a cream background.

This picture makes the granite appear far cooler than it actually is...in fact I hate the appearance in this picture so much I almost didn't post it! I don't know if it's the camera phone or the overhead lights, but in real life the cream in the granite is nearly identical to the cream color of the cabinets. I've been very happy with my choice, though I can see why my contractor was really pushing for dark espresso cabs, they would've complemented the granite nicely. I'll save that for their next incarnation.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 8:15PM
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nini804

I have white(ish) c-tops, but they are marble, not granite. I like the light look.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 8:26PM
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mamadadapaige

Here is one view of my kitchen. lots of white. I love it - just completed it yesterday but not quite - the hood isn't done yet as you can see.

It isn't a huge room but all the lightness of the white cabinets makes it feel bigger.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 8:57PM
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lilymila

Hey mamadadapaige, your new kitchen is gorgeous. What kind of backsplash is that?

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 9:05PM
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michelle16

white dove cabinets, white calacutta quartzite counters

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 9:25PM
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ginger25

Michelle 16 - In what city and state did you purchase your
white calacutta quartzite? Thank you

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 10:24PM
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breezygirl

My cabs are painted BM Simply White. Perimeter counters are 4cm Carrara marble. I love the white, light, fresh feeling the room gives me. I do think it needs the dark balance provided by the oak floors and the black walnut island top.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:29AM
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babushka_cat

Here is mine. Simply White by Benjamin Moore with Calacatta Crema marble for counters.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 1:40AM
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Pipdog

Madre Perla quartzite & BM White Dove cabs:

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:11AM
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slush1422

We have off white Adel Ikea cabinets, Moon Night Granite (aka SuperWhite Quartzite honed). We just finished our backsplash - also all white. We do have a black/brown island though and dark hardwood floors.

Decorated for halloween
From Beveled Arabesque Backsplash install

This is before backsplash and crown: From STILL not finished kitchen From STILL not finished kitchen

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 11:11PM
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blackchamois

nini804 - What is the name of your marble? It's so pretty!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 11:57PM
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aokat15

Here is our white kitchen. Our cabinets are BM China White, our countertops are Donna Sandra marble. Good luck!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 8:36AM
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nini804

Hey BlackChamois, thanks! It is Cararra.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 8:55AM
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beekeeperswife

My ex-kitchen :*(
BM Cloud White cabinets on perimeter, stained island.

White beveled arabesque tile backsplash

Bianco Antico Counters

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 9:51AM
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oceangirl67

This was a wonderful stroll down memory lane. I remember when white kitchen were all the rage. This will always be the iconic 2000 kitchen style.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 12:24PM
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Pipdog

Well, then, I probably should be ripping out our white cabs and put in oak cabinets to stay current as per oceangirl's kitchen trend analysis.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 12:36PM
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Pipdog

*putting in

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 12:37PM
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bons

White kitchens are timeless, and never seem to go out of style.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 12:54PM
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mamadadapaige

i think someone needs to change the oc in their screen name to an m.

bons, i couldn't agree with you more.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 1:02PM
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suska6184

Beautiful kitchens, all. Standing in any one of them would make me happy and I would feel like cooking. I did not do a white kitchen only because I did not think it was a good fit for my house, so it is quartersawn oak, which I also love. If I were in a different house and redoing a kitchen today in 2012, I would not hesitate to go white. But I never was a trend chaser, just a peek in my closet will tell you that, LOL.

Thanks for sharing. OT, babushka cat, I really love your backsplash.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 1:32PM
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michelle16

ginger-stone was from reliance-nj, fabricated from atlas in newark nj.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 1:46PM
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lavender_lass

Mamapaige- LOL! Maybe the magazines are a good indication that white kitchens are popular NOW, too :)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 1:57PM
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annkathryn

My ex-kitchen, photo from real estate listing. Cabinets are Linen White and counter is ubatuba.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 2:49PM
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annsch

I moved into my house in 1999 and it was a white kitchen. I liked it so much that when we remodeled I wanted to create, yet, another white kitchen... :)

Here's mine:

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 4:19PM
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island

Great thread. I'm bumping with the hope that more of you will post your beautiful white kitchens so I can easily find inspiration in one place.
Mama you crack me up. What was that move with the mean girls, "Clueless"? Yep, how fitting. I too think white is timeless.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 8:52PM
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blfenton

annsch - I know exactly what you mean. I painted out our walnut cupboards in 1991 to white and I never looked back. When we remodeled in 2010 we went with another white kitchen. The current grey trend, while probably very nice in some locales would just not work for me. I'm in the PNW (Canadian side) and it is grey from Oct.1 to May 1 - don't need it in my house.

I have loved looking at these white kitchens - I love the crispness, the warmth, the lines, everything about them.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 10:31PM
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ksquires

OMG! SUCH GORGEOUS KITCHENS- THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING! I AM FEELING SO MUCH BETTER! :-)

    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 10:36PM
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dash3108

Ours is obviously still under construction, but I thought I'd post.

Floors will be dark hickory.

Granite is Alaska White.



    Bookmark   October 15, 2012 at 11:21PM
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leela4

I love the look of natural wood, and our kitchen-and house, for that matter-reflect that. But all these white kitchens that have been posted are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 1:13AM
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jgopp

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 1:47PM
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MTG_NYC

This was great - thanks so much!

Demo on our kitchen started yesterday - we're doing white cabinets, a white subway tile backsplash, wood floors and probably using Vermont White quartzite for our counters. Seeing all these white kitchens made me really excited for when ours is done!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 3:18PM
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Madeline616

I was really worried that my kitchen would look too sterile, like a clinic. Our partial remodel included Acadia white cabinets, Vermont Danby Olympian White marble, and white arched herringbone backsplash.

I was worried for nothing.

I don't have many pics yet, but I've found that with just a few colorful accents (like a bowl of lemons or tomatoes or some colorful cookbooks or a butcher block with pretty oils and vinegars), the all white kitchen is awesome.

Enjoy your kitchen!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 7:42PM
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lexmomof3

runninginplace - what refrigerator do you have?
These are all BEAUTIFUL kitchens. White kitchens ARE timeless. I built my first house in 1997 with a white kitchen, moved in 2003 to a house with a white kitchen and now we're building our dream home with yet again another white kitchen. My brother recently built a "new - old" home and but in white cabinets. Madeline616 - love that basketweave tile!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 8:33PM
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NewSouthernBelle

ksquires - I had your same fear about my white kitchen not having any contrast, especially b/c we did tan-ish tiles rather than dark hardwoods which is what you see in all the magazines. To add some depth and contrast, we did a grey backsplash (it also worked with the medallion tiles I feel head-over-heels in love with for behind the cooktop) and pulled out the grey in the granite counter tops. Cabinets are SW Dover White and the granite is Colonial Cream. You'll be fine but it's nice to have some reassurance along the way.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 8:34PM
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veevs

hey slush- whats the name of your paint color? beautiful kitchens everyone!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 9:18PM
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slush1422

Veevs - it's BM Revere Pewter. We love it so much we repainted our family room (next to the kitchen) in the same color. It's been described as a greige and does change colors during the day depending on the lighting.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 12:09PM
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veevs

that is so funny! we also just painted our family room (which is ALSO off the kitchen) Revere Pewter! ya i definitely think of it as a greige. its a little too beige for my kitchen- it looked more gray in that picture that's why i was asking (it definitely does change a lot with different lighting etc) i most probably will go with stonington gray- just didnt give the go ahead yet bc im scared its a lil too "cool"

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 2:02PM
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island

Madeline I too love your unique basketweave backsplash. Can you tell me who makes them?
Also can you please post more pictures of it with more of the kitchen in the photo so I can see it in context? Better yet if you've posted a thread with your finished kitchen can you direct me too it? I have a feeling it will be another one I'll love. Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 8:17PM
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Madeline616

Thanks, Island :-)

The baskewtweave backsplash is made by Sonoma Tilemakers. It's called "Arched Herringbone" and it's available in tons of different colors and finishes, including some which are a crackle glaze.

Mine is a glossy, true white called Blanco.

I can take a couple pics tomorrow and post them--haven't posted my finished kitchen pics yet.

Thanks again for the compliment--the backsplash is one of my favorite parts of the kitchen :-)

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 9:00PM
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Mom23Es

I promise to post soon. My kitchen (house) should be done next week.

I needed to have a serene white kitchen. It balances out all the primary colored baby/toddler/preschooler toys that are the rest of my "decor". Lol.

I really liked the super dark wood cabinet kitchens too. Since we were already doing our whole main floor with darker stained hardwood floors, I thought white would be a better choice. I didn't want too much "wood" in the house.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 9:27PM
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Madeline616

@Island: Did the best I could, but the sun is streaming in the kitchen window so the full-on shot looks more like a dark silhouette.

The Somona Tilemakers Arched Herringbone is the backsplash for the run on either side of the sink, and the backsplash for the 2 small areas on either side of the range. Also got another close up for you. Somoma has amazing tiles! I was like a kid in a candy shop with all of the choices and colors.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 1:51PM
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torontotim

Our very white kitchen. BM Cloud White cabinets, can't remember the marble variety but clearly white with the odd bit of earth tone (not as dramatic veining as calacatta) and similar white marble backsplash.

Dark-ish oak flooring running through the main floor, and all the trim and walls are BM Cloud White as well (pretty much through the entire house now).

Pics are prior to the final finishings - I did all the flooring and trim work and completed the baseboards and window trim later on. Walls have been painted (I think it may be primer in these pics) Green tape on a few backsplash tiles that were pulled and replaced.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 3:13PM
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suska6184

jgopp, do you remember the name of your paint color? Looks so nice in your lovely kitchen.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 3:20PM
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laura mcleod

Here is ours - we used a quartzite with taupes and carmels that helped warm up the space - that along with wood floors made a difference.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 6:12PM
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ailene54

My kitchen was a "budget update" my cabinets are BM Canvas, the granite is New Venetian Gold and my floor is Bamboo Strand from Costco. In my old house I had White kitchen cabinets, with white formica countertops, liked it better than the Dark stained oak cabinets and blue formica I started with in this house. Enjoy your new white kitchen!

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 8:09PM
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mazy123

Here is mine with Simply White cabinets, Carrara marble, and pewter colored backsplash. Good luck!

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 7:35AM
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runninginplace

Lexmom, I have a Jennair 'fully integrated built in' refrigerator...wanted to get that term correct because I get terribly confused sometimes by the many nuances of built in/integrated fridges :). It was my splurge, to reference another topic, on the kitchen because in a narrow dark galley I wanted to maximize the open feel as much as possible. Doing the built in eliminated a large refrigerator looming into the space and the panel seems to keep the eye traveling in a smooth path along the cabinetry. I've had many people tell me my kitchen looks "so much larger now" which is nice. Have linked to the refrigerator info below.

And while I'm here what isn't so nice is that comment oceangirl. As someone pointed out, it seemed gratuitously mean, not sure why you would take the time to post something snarky in an otherwise pleasant online conversation.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jennair Built In Refrigerator

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 8:08AM
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tilenut

Here's mine. I have contrasting cabs in the island and a mix of white marble and dark granite.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 5:19PM
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JannyD

Wow, I am so jealous of all those gorgeous white kitchens!! Perhaps you white fans can offer me a piece of advice on cabinet color? I want to paint them white, but my husband disagrees saying it will look funny with the very white tile. My idea is too remove the top piece sitting on the cabinet, plus the cabinet to the right of the fridge, and put crown moulding along the top instead. Counters are staying (basically I am only able to do a cheap update with some paint on the cabinets, and new hardware. I loved all the beautiful stainless appliances everyone had, but my white ones will be staying for a while. I'd like to do something with the horrid lighting, but not sure what to do there either with the lovely tracks. The flooring will be changed probably in the next year or so. Too much white? Opinions?

Here are pics of my kitchen, and a paint job and moulding on cabinets that I liked. Thanks so much for any advice!!


    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 6:21PM
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enright5

painted kitchen cabinets

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 9:22PM
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crazybusytoo

love it!

bump

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 10:39PM
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calyle7

babushka_cat Please tell me.... What are the tiles you used in her back splash and what color is the walls?
thanks

Oh my Goodness so many absolutely Beautiful White Kitchens...
I am drooling....

I'm sure after I go back and look again I will ask others similar Questions...

This post was edited by calyle7 on Tue, Sep 10, 13 at 0:06

    Bookmark   September 9, 2013 at 11:47PM
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kompy

Here's my not quite done kitchen with P&F Cascade White (low sheen) with Silestone Lagoon countertops. I've ordered phase 2 to be installed in January. It's an 18" deep hutch on the other side of the kitchen. I will ALWAYS have a white kitchen from now on....I feel so happy cooking in it and I keep it VERY clean, just because I love keeping it spotless!!!!

Kompy

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 6:27PM
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