Inspiration: Modern White Kitchens

Yay it’s Friday! Yay let’s look at kitchens! Yay Joanna had a great night last night!

We told you the other day about how we’re planning a modern-inspired, white-on-white kitchen using Ikea’s shiny white cabinets, so I put together a collection of mostly-white kitchens to inspire us. These rooms all feel crisp and cool, but they show that a modern all-white kitchen doesn’t have to be boring!

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This kitchen is SO white, but the amazing windows act almost like a colorful accent wall. The glass vases and fancy light fixture keep the white from being boring. (via)

inspiration: modern white kitchen

This kitchen uses the same cabinets that we’re getting, and they did a lot of fun custom touches (you’ve got to check out the toe kicks!). (via)

inspiration: modern white kitchen

This kitchen reminds me a lot of the vibe and layout that we’re aiming for in our kitchen — except better because that wood accent wall is amaaazing. (via)

inspiration: modern white kitchen

This white kitchen is given a lot of character with fun beach-inspired decor. (via)

inspiration: modern white kitchen

I mean, WHOA. Adding color to the island is a great touch to really liven up the room and make this modern, almost industrial kitchen feel friendly and fun. The awesome architecture sure doesn’t hurt either. (via)

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Again, accessories and an awesome light fixture make this all-white kitchen feel warm and inviting, and those open shelves are epic. (via)

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This kitchen is just drool-worthy. Look at the size of that island! (via)

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This kitchen is so cheery! The base is white cabinets and counters, but all the fun comes from a riot of colorful accessories and patterned textiles. (via)

What do you think of these white kitchens? Boring or fun? Do you have a favorite? Have a great weekend, guys!

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5 thoughts on “Inspiration: Modern White Kitchens

  1. You could still paint the back panel of the island facing the living room a pop of colour while leaving the ‘inside’ of the kitchen all white. We used the new IKEA kitchen for ourselves this past summer and painted ALL the lowers. Just use a primer + paint that are meant for cabinets and a light sanding to rough up the surface and you’re good to go. Paint has not chipped!

    1. Great idea! We are seriously considering painting the back of the island or maybe adding some wallpaper for a fun pattern. We’ll see!! What color did you paint your lowers? I’d love to see!

        1. Ooh, I love it! That sink, wow. Good job! And thanks so much for sharing, Vanessa! I just love looking at renovations.

          Also, I saw that you are from Ottawa and Edmonton. I lived in Ottawa for two years for grad school at Carleton and did a semester at U of A, too!

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