White kitchens look so clean and crisp. In any style white cabinets look fresh in a kitchen. You can pair them with light counter tops for a very airy space or ground them with darker counter tops and floors. White cabinets can be paired with a number of counter top materials and flooring for innumerable design options in the kitchen. Think of white kitchens as blank pages waiting for your personal touches.
The brightness of white cabinets can be balanced with a darker counter top as seen in this transitional kitchen. The darker stone counter tops stand out against the expanse of white cabinetry, drawing the eye to the island. Stainless steel appliances work with the darker counter tops to ground the predominately white kitchen.
The neutral nature of white cabinets mean you can bring in your own personality in accessories, counter stools, and accents. While the cabinets and island in this kitchen lean more toward transitional style, the stools at the island are contemporary. Adding another personal touch is the collection of chickens that perch atop the cabinets. Both of these personal design features could easily be switched out and the room would feel very different.
Adding a few pops of color can also keep a white kitchen from feeling too sterile. In this kitchen, the chickens add color and pattern. A bowl of citrus or fresh flowers in a vase could also be used to bring in color. Even a colorful striped runner between the island and cabinets would add pattern and interest.