What Makes White Kitchens Work? Colorful Suggestions for You
High Style and Impressive Function Rule in Kitchens from Modern to Bohemian
Laura McCroskey of McCroskey Interiors used deeply-veined Corchia marble, bleached wood floors, and modern silhouettes in a kitchen for a couple who loves to cook. Appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf, lighting by Visual Comfort through CAI Designs. Sink by The Galley. Bar stools by Baker Furniture. Photography by Nate Sheets.
White kitchens still lead the design field in popularity, but our portfolio shows that when accented with deeply veined marble, deep hues, and lots of wood, white is anything but boring. In fact, it opens the door to endless variation, in every style of kitchen from the bohemian to the ultra modern. And while these kitchens are beautiful to look at, they don’t sacrifice functionality—or highly coveted storage space.
Left: Designer Isabel Schultz created a kitchen for a family in Evanston, Illinois, who wanted a cozy but modern space. She used Benjamin Moore’s Narragansett Green to add rich color, as well as touches of brass with a faucet by Brizo and pendants by Hinkley Lighting, through CAI Designs. Photography by Sarah Crowley.
Right: In a former horse-stable-turned-home, RJA Design, along with PB Kitchen Design, moved the kitchen from one side of the structure to the other, and brought in an equestrian feel with a palette of rich blue-green and ocher. Limestone tile from Paris Ceramics and tile by Ann Sacks add a classic look. Stools by J. Marshall. In the dining area, chairs are covered in pale-yellow fabric from Holly Hunt. Range by Wolf, refrigeration by Sub-Zero, dishwasher by Miele. Photography by Nicolas Gourguechon.
For a lake house in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Rebel House Interior Design did a complete renovation, including this modern, streamlined kitchen. The white walls, backsplash, and island are offset by blond wood cabinetry and black structural elements. Range by Wolf. Faucet by Brizo. Photography by Ryan McDonald.
Designer Alexandra Kaehler created this kitchen “with an edge,” for clients who wanted more than the existing white space. She designed a built- in hutch, and replaced all of the existing elements in the room. Range from Wolf, refrigerator from Sub-Zero. Photography by Aimée Mazzenga.