Nearly every homeowner has dreamed of brightening their home with white kitchen cabinets. But that dream is often interrupted with “practical” concerns.
Won’t your kitchen look too clinical?
Will white cabinets show too much dirt and grime?
What about wear and tear?
The truth is, white cabinets are far more practical than they seem. From creating an inviting living space to increasing resale value, there are countless benefits.
If you’re looking for a reason to feel good about going with white, look no further.
White Kitchen Cabinets are Timeless
There’s nothing wrong with a unique, contemporary look for your kitchen cabinets.
But if you want a timeless look, white is the way to go.
White kitchen cabinets never go out of style. The white cabinets that catch your eye today will still be beautiful twenty-five years from now, long after half your closet has become obsolete.
The major benefit of this is that you won’t feel pressured to drop a lot of money on kitchen updates just to keep with the changing times. You can renovate when it’s right for your life and your budget . . . not when fad demands it.
White Kitchen Cabinets Ideas are Endless
Even those whose aesthetic leans more trendy than classic benefit from the simplicity of white cabinets. White goes with everything—every color, every style, every motif. When it’s time to update your home décor, you can update around your white kitchen cabinets.
Here are some of our favorite white kitchen cabinet ideas:
Switch out your cabinet door handles.
Pair white cabinets with a couple glass door cabinets to reveal your best dishes and painted shelves.
Add gold colored hardware to glam things up.
Bring in a rustic kitchen cart and bare-bones bar stools for a modern farmhouse vibe.
Paint your accent wall with the new year’s hottest colors.
Update your backsplash.
Create a cool, minimalist look with sleek, modern light fixtures.
Whatever your new vision may be, your white kitchen cabinets will play along. You can revitalize your space through low-cost updates instead of gutting the entire kitchen.
Colors and Textures Pop Next to White Cabinets
Thrilled about your new backsplash? Can’t wait to show off your recycled glass countertops? Want to make sure your tea towel collection catches the eye?
White cabinets provide a clean canvas for your kitchen, ensuring all the colors and textures that define your space can claim their rightful spotlight. White doesn’t compete; it enhances, supports, and highlights.
Dust Hides Better on White Surfaces
Many homeowners worry about keeping white kitchen cabinets clean. What they neglect to consider is that dark finishes have their own downside: dust.
Dust is far more noticeable on dark surfaces. This is especially true for high-touch fixtures like kitchen cabinets. One swipe of the finger is all it takes to reveal that your cabinets are supposed to be caviar black, not slate tile gray.
You might argue that dusting is easy. True enough. But so is maintaining your white cabinets.
Make a solution containing two cups of warm water, one cup of vinegar, and one tablespoon of baking soda. A once-monthly application of this cleaning mixture keeps your cabinets pristine.
White Cabinets Have Universal Appeal
Believe it or not, white kitchen cabinets can be a boost for your home’s resale value.
When potential buyers tour your home, they’re thinking, “How much work do I have to put in to make this space mine?” When you have white kitchen cabinets, those buyers don’t feel locked into your aesthetic. It’s easy for them to imagine reinventing the kitchen with an inexpensive paint job or updated hardware.
However, if you went for a trendy or unique cabinet color, you can only appeal to those homebuyers who share your taste. Those who do not are calculating the cost of a full kitchen remodel and redefining the value of the house accordingly.
White Kitchen Cabinets Make Your Space Feel Fresh
Finally, white cabinets have a way of brightening the entire kitchen. They reflect natural sunlight, and as a result, the room feels cleaner, fresher, and even more spacious.
White kitchen cabinets are a great design idea for small spaces.
You’ll be surprised how your kitchen transforms after you swap darker shades for brilliant white. This is a great move for selling your home.
Our Favorite: White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets
Deciding on a color is only half the battle. You may know you want white kitchen cabinets, but do you want something with a little old world charm, like RBC’s Crossbuck or Cottage style cabinets?
Or maybe you prefer something sleek and modern, like our Euro design.
If you want to have full style versatility in the future, we recommend white Shaker kitchen cabinets. The simple design of Shaker cabinets features a recessed center panel and minimalist or decorative edging.
White Shaker cabinets can be accessorized or complemented to fulfill a wide range of styles. You can add elegant hardware to dress them up. You can use a distressed finish to dress them down. And you can explore countless options in between.
Beyond the Kitchen: White Bathroom Cabinets
What about bathroom cabinets? White is certainly the classic choice for bathrooms—but is it the best?
As always, the best option is whatever option makes your house a home to you.
The advantages of white bathroom cabinets are the same as white kitchen cabinets. They’re versatile, bright, and make the room look pristine.
White Bathroom Vanity Cabinets & White Bathroom Wall Cabinets
The beauty of white bathroom vanity cabinets is that you know they’ll match whatever look you’re going for.
Prefer the earthy look of stone countertops? Want the refreshing feel of sea glass wall tiles? Maybe you dream of a spa-like atmosphere: the bamboo bath mat, the fluffy white towels, the glass vessel sink.
Whatever your vision is, your white bathroom cabinets will accommodate the dream.
Need Help Finding the Right Cabinets for Your Space?
Whether you’re decorating a brand new space or renovating a home, selecting cabinets can be an exhausting and overwhelming process. The options are endless, and you’ll be living with the decision you make for a long time.
We can help. The team at RBC Cabinetry understands the high stakes of any remodeling job, and we’re happy to help you explore the possibilities. Our goal is to offer clarity, provide top-quality custom service, and make your dream renovation an energizing experience.