There are reasons why a classic white kitchen works (and why they are so popular). White kitchens can be nuanced to make a lovely backdrop for special architectural features and personalized accessories.
And good news! Cindy and Annie and I have three friends joining us to show their kitchens today, too. Lots of kitchen inspiration with links at the end of the post!!
Take a look at what my dear designer friend, Debbie did to make her kitchen the heart of her home in Newport Beach, California.
Timeless Classic White Kitchen
Shades of White Can Vary
Debbie used Benjamin Moore Light Pewter on the cabinets. It’s in the white paint fan deck but subtly off-white. Since this kitchen gets a lot of natural light, the color here looks even more white. This is Debbie’s beverage area. The large drawers are refrigerated for drinks.
Banquette With Soft Blue Accents
The banquette was custom made by Lee Industries and the chairs and table are from Restoration Hardware (no longer available). All her lighting is by Charles Edward.
Side note: It had been over a year since Debbie and I had seen each other. She was my college roommate (and after college too) and is one of my best friends. The kind of friend you can tell your problems to and she lends a thoughtful ear. Anyway, we were thrilled to play around together while I took photos last week.
Natural Calcutta Marble
Debbie chose a beautiful Calcutta marble for the countertops and backsplash.
White As A Backdrop For Collections
Her collection of blue and white Chinese porcelain and Astier de Villatte shines through.
That’s my fault that I didn’t close the cabinet door beneath the sink all the way. Here you can see the paint color, Light Pewter, is a little darker when not in full light. Look at the pretty polished nickel hardware in the butler’s pantry.
White Kitchen Enhanced With Architectural Features
The Carved Range Hood
There are beautiful circular embellishments.
Leaded Glass Pocket Door
“Brilliant Debbie” thought of putting in this stunning pocket door! Perfect now for all the time we have at home (and when we may want some quiet).
Thanks, Debbie for letting me show off your classic, sophisticated white kitchen.
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Let’s go have some fun in these ladies’ kitchens…