We built our first home a few years ago and decided to do a modern white kitchen. I love the clean lines and the contrast of the black island. We wanted to stick with a neutral color palette and add in some contrast with the hardware. If you are looking to redo your kitchen, we LOVED our modern white kitchen.
We sold this home last year and I miss this kitchen every single day. It was so gorgeous and truly made me feel at home.
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Modern White Kitchen: Tips and Ideas
The first thing we decided on in our modern white kitchen was the cabinets. We knew we wanted to go with white cabinets to give our kitchen a bright, light feel. We also knew that we wanted to do a dark island to give a pop of contrast. Black was the color we ended up going with.
As we browsed and looked at different style of cabinets, we decided to go with shaker style cabinets. We LOVE the clean lines and the simplicity shaker cabinets bring to a kitchen. If you are decided whether to purchase shaker style cabinets, read this post. It will help you weigh the pros and cons.
All of our kitchen cabinets are from Lowes. Mason designed our kitchen and then worked with Lowes to solidify everything.
Modern White Kitchen Cabinets
Mason also installed all of our cabinets, which took a lot of time and work. BUT all in all, it saved us a lot of money and brought our kitchen to life.
We are also a fan of colored cabinets and may be going with a colored cabinet in our new build. We are trying to be more ambitious with our color choices. Even though we LOVED our modern white kitchen, we want to try something new.
If you are looking for some kitchen inspiration, CLICK HERE. I wrote a post rounding up our favorite Scandinavian kitchens.
You can also check out this post for some kitchen inspiration with pops of color.
Modern Black and White Kitchen
In our modern white kitchen, we chose to go with marble countertops to save money. We initially wanted quartz, but it was more than we budgeted for. Marble is a great alternative! We used it for 1.5 years and didn't have any issues. Marble is a softer stone and it has to be sealed every 5 years. Learn how to clean and care for your marble countertops, HERE. We had a great experience with our marble countertops!
We also chose to go with black finishes to tie in the black island. The black REALLY brought everything together in our kitchen. The cabinet pulls add the perfect modern touch. We also went with a stainless steel sink and absolutely love it. The black faucet gives the sink an industrial feel.
White Modern Farmhouse Kitchen
We loved decorating our kitchen by adding warm, modern touches throughout. Our KitchenAid mixer is one of our most used kitchen appliances and it doubles as decor in my opinion. I also love our white tea kettle for cold winter nights.
My favorite corner in our modern white kitchen houses our cookbooks and cake stand for our baked goods. We love The Magnolia Table and our Kate Spade Recipe book.
I also love decorating our island. I usually keep a wood tray full of seasonal decor and some sort of candle.
All White Modern Kitchen
Our table and chairs are a STAPLE in our kitchen. We love that they give our space a mid-century modern feel. Our table is from west elm, but it is out of stock. Here is another table I am loving right now! Our chairs come in a set of 6 and are AMAZING! They aren't available at this time, but I love this set!
Side note, I love this random, magnetic dry erase weekly planner. It is perfect for our family!
Modern White Kitchen: Fixtures
Fixtures can make or break a kitchen! We love our black fixtures, but want to do gold in our new house. If you are torn between black and gold fixtures, just know that you can mix and match. That is absolutely in style right now! Check out this post to get a few tips and tricks on how to mix fixtures.
I LOVED our light fixture over our kitchen table. It made our modern white kitchen feel a little more mid century modern. It brought so much life to our kitchen!
Are White Kitchen Cabinets Still in Style in 2020?
YES! If you like white cabinets, go for it! They are 100% still in style. We also say in interior design, do what you want. You can also add in a pop of color in your island or in your fixtures. Here is a good post explaining more.
Are White Kitchens Trendy?
This is what House Logic has to say.
"#1 White on White Kitchens
Plus, a white look is always on trend because it's able to blend into any style. And since stainless has filtered down to the masses, it no longer has that expensive and exclusive cache it once had. But white will always have staying power."
Is a White Kitchen a Good Idea?
Here is what Kitchen Magic says,
"White cabinets are a great choice for a clean and crisp look. However, too much white can make a space feel cold and clinical. ... White kitchen cabinets are prone to showing smudges, splashes, and spills easier than alternative colors. Additionally, scratches and normal wear and tear are more easily noticed as well.
Modern White Kitchen: Styled
Our bar stools were AMAZING. They are SO comfortable and really easy to wipe down. They are very sturdy and I trust my 3 year old to sit on them and eat (that is saying a lot haha).
I hope you enjoyed a tour of our modern white kitchen! We love it so much and hope you do as well.
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