Design Recipes: A case for white kitchen cabinets

Cathy Hobbs
Special to The Detroit News
White cabinets with frost glass inserts provide storage and privacy. (Design Recipes)

When renovating a kitchen, what is the best cabinet color? More than ever, the answer is white. Not considered bland, boring or low end, these days white is a popular and desired choice for homeowners looking for a timeless and elegant look and a neutral palette. Here are some top reasons to make a case for white cabinets.

1. White cabinets blend well with a variety of countertop choices.

2. White cabinetry is versatile, neutral and won’t clash with existing furniture.

3. White cabinets can shine regardless of the finish. From chrome to nickel and even brass, white cabinetry can serve as the perfect complement.

4. Looking to create a sense of contrast? From your countertop, tile selection and even choosing to mix different cabinet colors and finishes, everything pairs well with white.

5. White cabinetry is timeless and elegant.

6. White cabinetry blends well with stainless steel appliances.

7. Due to its popularity, expect to find a number of cabinetry options in various styles and price points.

8. White cabinetry can be a desired choice for a modern and minimal look.

9. White kitchen cabinetry remains a popular and desired choice as it relates to home resale value. Some potential buyers may view certain shades of wood cabinetry as outdated.

White cabinetry paired with darker countertops add both contrast and a sense of luxury. (Design Recipes)



Cathy Hobbs, based in New York City, is an Emmy Award-winning television host and a nationally known interior design and home staging expert with offices in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C. Contact her at or visit her website at .