Monday, May 28, 2012

White Kitchen Cabinets: Timeless and Transcendent

Many people believe the only color for the kitchen is white. They love the clean, fresh cottage-ey feel and the timeless, classic look--I'm one of those people!

Now I know you may be thinking--that house is brand new and so are those cabinets and if this project goes south she's going to regret it big time...well I feel the same way!

But I'm willing to take the risk.  I've also browsed a few blogs that I follow like House*Tweaking, Young House Love and Centsational Girl just to name a few [believe me I have checked them all out] and I am confident that with my husband's help I can definitely pull it off!

My only concern:  I have black appliances!  I prefer stainless steel appliances, but the black appliances came with the house.  I think stainless steel just looks nicer in a white kitchen or any kitchen for the matter, but the black will have to do for now, or until I can convenience my frugal husband to let me ditch my new'ish black appliances for some stainless ones.


This is what my kitchen currently looks like.....











Here's some white kitchens that I love....



Here's some with black appliances....




Should the cabinets stay or should they go white?

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12 comments:

  1. I love white (or off-white, really) cabinets, and I plan on doing to same thing to mine. But those are some nice new cabinets, and I"d be scared. Mine are ugly (honey oak, and not those nice 42 inchers), so if I mess them up I won't feel so bad.

    Good luck! I've been messing around lately with Caromal Colours paint, and supposedly it's great for kitchen cabinets. Check it out.

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    1. We plan on doing white or off white with some antique glazing. I haven't heard of that type of paint, but I will have to check it out for sure!

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  2. White may look boring for others, but it brings out a “simple yet elegant” image for kitchen cabinets. You know what, remodeling kitchen cabinets is actually one of the most cost-effective and visible kitchen improvements. With those white cabinet doors, you’re adding value to your home, Tyesha!

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    1. My husband and I were just discussing this last night. I keep going back and forth with whether it's something I want to do, especially since I don't have stainless steel appliances. But we will see...here's hoping for a good outcome!

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  3. “I think stainless steel just looks nicer in a white kitchen or any kitchen for the matter”--- You don’t have to worry much about what perfect shade will match with your stainless steel appliances because it goes well with any color you choose. It always look beautiful, especially when you keep it shining all the time! ;)


    Carl Patten

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  4. Carl has a point. I have tried a lot of colors for my kitchen in the past few years and it always ended up looking great with all my stainless steel appliances. You should try to be imaginative and don’t be afraid to mix and match colors.

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  5. What did you use to hang the kids artwork? Is it ikea?

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    1. Yes, it is from Ikea (DIGNITET) curtain rod.

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    1. Lisa it's funny that you ask. I have done anything....yet! I'm still trying to decide. We are also thinking about purchasing our second home and renting our current one and I don't think white would be a good color for renters. Hopefully there will be an update soon!

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  7. Do a brief background check on the manufacturer. See how long they have been in business, and research online whether they regularly have complaints. You can ask around among friends and coworkers for input as well. https://www.veggiesensations.com/

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  8. An aluminum cooker might be less expensive than stainless steel one. Be that as it may, it may not be as solid as the one produced using stainless steel. Lindsey @ cookerfanatics

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