How To Design A White Kitchen That Oozes Warmth

A white kitchen is always in style, no matter the season. From white Shaker cabinets to a classic subway tile backsplash, there are so many ways to design you own kitchen with dreamy white details. The popularity of white kitchens began in the 1920s and has endured with homeowners to this day. But what makes white so appealing?

According to Houselogic from from the National Association of REALTORS®, white is the most popular color for kitchens, and the best way to ensure the greatest return on investment when remodeling. While fads come and go, white always looks fresh and clean. But how do you keep your contemporary white kitchen from looking too cold and sterile?

Here, we’ll cover the secrets to creating a white kitchen that oozes warmth.

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White Walls

White walls are the perfect neutral canvas to showcase your furniture and decor. With that said, crisp white paint is ideal for ceilings, baseboards and crown molding, but not necessarily for walls. Visit any paint manufacturer and take a look at their color swatches. We guarantee you’ll find more shades of white than you ever knew existed.

From creamy white with a subtle hint of yellow or brown to white with soft gray or pink undertones, there are a variety of options that have a touch of warmth below the surface. Be sure to choose a warmer shade of white for you walls that will compliment the finish on your white Shaker cabinetry, backsplash tile, countertops, and other elements in the room. Test a patch on your walls first to see how that particular white looks with the natural lighting in your space.

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White Cabinets

As we mentioned earlier, white cabinets are a desired feature in a new kitchen for both current and potential homeowners, so you can rest assured your investment will be worth the time and cost. If you’re building a new home or considering a kitchen remodel, white is a timeless choice that works with any style — from modern to traditional and everything in between.

Whether you are looking for white slab cabinets that fit your modern aesthetic or white Shaker cabinetry for a transitional Farmhouse kitchen, the RTA Store offers a large selection of pre-assembled and ready to assemble (DIY) all wood cabinetry in shades of pure white, almond, vanilla, ivory and cream.

White Accessories

Now that you’ve anchored your new kitchen with white cabinetry and walls, you’ve set the stage for adding design elements that complete an all-white kitchen and cozy up the room. Think area rugs, whitewashed furniture, woven baskets, glazed pottery canisters, beveled tile, quartz countertops, and small appliances. Although also white, such details add layers and visual interest through texture and pattern, and make your all-white kitchen a more inviting space.


At The RTA Store, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.