Chic White Kitchens For 2014

White kitchens are trendy right now, but the great thing is: white kitchens are also classic. The idea (and reality) of a white kitchen for 2014 fits easily into every household and nearly every design style, be it contemporary, cottage, Scandinavian, rustic, eclectic, you name it.

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There’s something unapologetically appealing about a white kitchen – it feels clean and current and is an excellent foundation for showcasing your own aesthetic personality. And, even more importantly, white provides complete functionality for this space that is the heart of the home.

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Wood floors and the occasional touches of black and color round out an all-white kitchen’s classic style.

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Light literally bounces all around this glossy white kitchen, making it shine in the best way possible.

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White beadboard-type backsplash and other country touches give this relaxed white kitchen a cozy cottage feel. Neutral-hued countertops provide some visual depth.

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Few things can look as sleek, streamlined, and modern as an all-white kitchen. Horizontal lines throughout provide great detail for this monochromatic space.

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The style of cupboard and drawer pulls is more noticeable in an all-white kitchen; these contemporary long bars are simple and sophisticated.

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A pop of green apple green adds personality to the (kind of) blank slate that is a white kitchen.

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White kitchens have a clean feel, it’s true, but they have the potential to lack character. Consider adding small doses of bold color into your white kitchen for a fresh, updated feel.

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Benefitting from the visually lightweight character of white design, small kitchens are great candidates for being white kitchens.

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Never underestimate the stunning impact of a high-gloss floor.

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Breaking up the sea of white on cupboard door fronts and drawer faces with glass-front cupboards can be just what a kitchen in 2014 needs. (Bonus: This can be done easily and relatively inexpensively – big impact for little effort.)

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Interesting (and functional) modern forms keep this white kitchen anything but generic.

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You can never go wrong with a backsplash of white subway tile.

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(But even a dark tile backsplash can work successfully in a white kitchen.) Don’t forget the power of a white plastic dining chair!

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A countrified kitchen integrates plenty of warming touches to a charming white space. Such as the appliances, walls and ceiling, shelves and corbels.

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Don’t overlook the lighting in your kitchen. Let these hanging white pendant orbs inspire you to do something fresh with your kitchen this year.

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Glass and glossy reflective surfaces are particularly useful in emphasizing the great style of a white kitchen. Notice the glass hood in this one? Lovely!

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Carrera marble countertops. Enough said.

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Of course, thick concrete countertops are nothing to sneeze at. These beauties are a 2014 white kitchen’s dream come true.

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From the chef’s grandiose commercial-grade kitchen to the apartment dweller’s small corner, white certainly has a prominent place in the design of 2014 kitchens.