When in need of kitchen inspiration, we always turn to the experts – those who have a pulse on the current trends but won’t dare steer us away from something we can love for years to come. Those in-the-know when it comes to kitchen design in Birmingham deliver four jaw-dropping projects that prove all-white kitchens are still very much in style. In designs that range from classic to contemporary, white walls, white cabinets and white countertops provide a blank (not dull) canvas, and what these kitchens lack in color, they more than make up for in statement-making finishes. Take a look!
4 Amazing White Kitchens
Sleek & Stylish
This kitchen’s neutral color serves as a backdrop, while black cabinetry and sleek, black window frames command your attention. Although the back of the kitchen attracts your eye immediately, you are quick to notice everything else the design brings to the table. A wooden hood is both modern and timeless. Marble stretches across the countertops and reaches to meet the cabinets behind the stove. Statement-making light fixtures hang over one of two sizable islands. The oversized Hudson Valley lanterns, selected by Mayer Lighting designer Lauren Kassouf, reinforce the overall luxurious design. Additionally, the fixtures are nice counterparts to the chandelier hovering above cozy couches in the adjoining living room.
Complementing the classic architecture of the home, all-white cabinets are the foundation of this kitchen’s understated and elegant design. At the center of the room, an oversized island mimics the English-style cabinets, while offering a contemporary look with leather-wrapped stools. For Cyndy Craig Cantley of Cantley & Company, “The primary goal was to create a space for a young family to not only cook but to gather, eat, do homework and just enjoy life together!” Redesigning the entire space and removing a wall between the kitchen and den creates an open design, which allows for a large island. The result? A look of understated elegance fitting for the whole family.
Unexpected Architectural Elements
This Lake Tuscaloosa home carries traditional design through its many rooms. In the kitchen, the homeowner wanted a design implementing French flair, plus a place to hang out with the entire family. Mary Lauda Corwin, a kitchen and bath designer for Toulmin Cabinetry & Design, met these desires by designing an island with overhangs on three sides, so it is easily adaptable for large gatherings. Hewn beams and a slightly curved range hood disappearing into the wall are some of the interesting architectural elements in the space. “For the cabinets, we kept it clean and classic and incorporated lots of glass to keep it light,” Mary Lauda says. “Cremone bolts on the display cabinets helped bring in some of the French feel the client was so drawn to.”
The refined design seen here is a perfect example of the ability to make a white kitchen inviting by interrupting the color flow with darker hues. Juxtaposing white cabinetry, white walls, white hand-thrown tile with black countertops and rich hardwoods achieves balance. The black light fixture ties together with the black countertops, which you’ll notice have white veins. Jan Ware of Jan Ware Designs was the mastermind behind the look of this kitchen that lives in a luxury home within the Shoal Creek community. The designer chose a shining brass faucet, an element that adds depth to the two-toned design. Plus, brass feels so luxurious, doesn’t it?
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