Design Trend: White Kitchen Cabinets

Happy Friday! Today, House Beautiful did a feature on white kitchen cabinets to which I was completely drawn. White kitchens always seem so fresh, clean and crisp to me and would be my first choice should I have the opportunity to choose for myself. Like a little black dress, white cabinets are appropriate almost anywhere, whether your kitchen is sleek and modern or warm and traditional. However, anyone who has ever tried to choose a shade of white, knows that not all white is the same! There are a plethora of choices!

For a contemporary look, use a minimalist profile on the cabinets and use a similar style sleek hardware to complete the look.



A super modern look will use high gloss cabinetry as the focal point of the kitchen.



For a more traditional look, use an off-white glazed or distressed technique to create a more rustic appearance.




The glazing and relief to the cabinets will give them a worn patina look that adds a richness to your design.




You can also break up an all white kitchen by using darker floors, countertops and back splash or even some bright color if you dare!





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Color Inspiration – Winter White

It used to be an old fashion rule to never wear white after Labor Day. The beautiful neutral color of winter white has changed that mantra. White is used year round in many striking ways. An all white design (be it a fashion design or a room design) is beautiful and soft, but can be hard to pull off correctly. The key is to look tailored and sophisticated and not stark and cold. In interior design, my opinion is that kitchens and baths look best with all white as other rooms require some type of accent in order to soften to design. In fashion, all white goes! Here are some of my winter white inspirations that have completely nailed this trend and successfully convey a sophisticated and soft appearance.

stylecabAbsolutely fabulous cape coat and Louboutin heels. (via




MB Fashion Week, NYC, Fall 2013 Collection by Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 Collection by Monique Lhuillier via

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