If you’re a homeowner with a taste for interior design whatsoever, you know the importance of having a stylish kitchen. That doesn’t just mean picking the right kitchen table and appliances, though, it also means choosing the right countertops and cabinets to perfect whatever kind of aesthetic or theme you’re going for.
One of the ways that many homeowners have been adding some style to their kitchens and bathrooms is to combine white countertops with white cabinets. White-on-white has long been a go-to for those who enjoy a uniform, color-coded look, but there are now a huge number of variations on this popular style.
In case you’re interested in matching white cabinets with white countertops, let’s take a closer look at this style and some examples of how you can implement it in your own home to the fullest effect.
Why White Cabinets with White Countertops Look Great
White is pretty much the most neutral color you can find. Although it’s technically made up of every color under the sun, it appears to us as simply white. And, while it might seem boring to just have nothing but the color white in your kitchen or bathroom, it’s actually anything but. Some might opt for a full-on all-white kitchen or bathroom, but most who love this look tend to find a variation that’s uniquely appealing to them.
One of the reasons this color works so well in kitchens especially is because it makes it much easier to tie together a uniform look. You want your kitchen to look like there’s something tying it together. Whether that be a style, a certain brand of appliances and furniture, or some other factor, having a unifying theme helps to make the area feel more sound, rather than dishevled or random.
This sense of cohesion is especially easy to achieve with the color white or variations of it. Not only that but unlike many other colors, white can seamlessly fit into any style you want. From modern to old-world, rustic, Mediterranean, or any other type of specific aesthetic, white can be implemented into any area and any material.
The main worry people have with white items is that they will be easy to mark up or stain. But, provided you use the right protective coatings or materials, you won’t have to worry about your white countertops or white cabinets being any harder to stain than other materials known for their stain-resistance.
1. Satin White/Quartz
This is the perfect style for those who want to add another color besides white, while also generally sticking with the white-on-white aesthetic. Combining satin white countertops with white quartz countertops can be a way to achieve your desired look while also allowing you to incorporate a different material into the space as well. This could take the form of a granite, stand-alone countertop on your kitchen island, for example.
2. Pure White
This is for those who really want to take the white-on-white style to the max. Combining a plain, white quartz countertop selection with satin white cabinets and not including any other colors in your cabinets or countertops is how you achieve the all-white look.
3. White with Laminate Wood
There are only so many variations you can do of absolute white on absolute white, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with the white-on-white theme. Pairing white cabinets with a laminate wood island and white speckled granite countertops is one option. Most go for a light-colored wood laminate to help brighten the space while retaining the earthy, natural feel of wood.
4. Dark and Light Quartz with Raised Panels
If you’re a fan of Quartz, try installing both dark and light Quartz in combination with white, raised panel cabinets. The raised panels add a layer of complexity to the aesthetic while the dark and light Quartz play off each other in perfect tandem.
5. White Cabinets with Warm Quartz
Another way to incorporate new tones into a white-on-white style is by utilizing Quartz with warm colors in it. The backdrop can be mostly white but look for brown patterns or other warm colors to complement the white backdrop. Pair this with any style of white cabinets and you’re good to go.
6. Speckled White Granite with White Cabinets
Granite isn’t typically thought of as coming in white, but you can find granite with a good portion of white speckled throughout it. This counts for the white-on-white look and can be matched up 1 on 1 with your white cabinets for a subtle approach to the white aesthetic everybody loves.
7. White Oak with Quartz
White Oak cabinets are some of the most beautiful you’ll find. Combine yours with white quartz countertops for a stunning look.
8. Gloss-White Cabinets with White Laminate Countertops
You don’t always need quartz to achieve the white-on-white look, sometimes a plain white laminate countertop will work just fine. Pair yours with gloss-white, contemporary cabinets for a sleek twist on this favored style.
9. Plain White Quartz with Book-Matched Wood Lower Cabinets
By installing gloss-white, contemporary cabinets with plain white quartz countertops as well as book-matched, walnut lower cabinets, you can create a triple-threat of aesthetic excellence.
10. Super White Granite with Arched White Cabinets
Super white granite is another great choice for those who want a unique combination in their white-on-white look. Combined with arched white cabinets, you can’t go wrong.
11. Off-White Cabinets with White Springs Granite
For a comfier white aesthetic, combine off-white cabinets with gorgeous white springs granite.
12. Kashmir White Granite Countertops with Basic White Cabinets
Take your granite game to the next level with Kashmir White. Any style of white cabinets pairs amazingly with these counters.
13. Minimalist White
For smaller kitchens, try going with a simple white quartz countertop paired with sleek white cabinets with clean, neat lines.
The White-on-White Look Can Take Many Forms
If you’re interested in combining white countertops with white cabinets, any one of the designs we’ve listed here would make an excellent choice. With so many different variations of this style, you’re sure to find something that suits your kitchen/and bathrooms perfectly.