27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend

by Faith Provencher
27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Studio McGee

Sure, all-white kitchens are neutral and easy, but they also tend to lack personality. Why not infuse your space with a bit of extra color to add some character? Here are 27 gorgeous kitchens that aren't all white to get your creative juices flowing.   

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Good House

1. Blue-gray cabinets and a colorful rug add some serious personality to a kitchen with white walls and countertops. [Photo: Good House]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Domino

2. Lots of natural wood gives this space a rustic vibe that it wouldn't otherwise have if it were all white. [Photo: Domino]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: BeckiOwens.com

3. Pale blue lower cabinets add color and vibrancy to this lovely kitchen. [Photo: BeckiOwens.com]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Nonagon

4. This kitchen's backsplash is a complete and utter showstopper! [Photo: Nonagon]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Dans Le Lakehouse

5. Electric blue cabinets, stools and dishes give this kitchen a memorable look. [Photo: Dans Le Lakehouse]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: BHG

6. Black lower cabinets and a dramatic runner give this white-walled kitchen a glamorous look. [Photo: BHG]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Leuchtend Grau

7. Grey walls and wooden cabinets and floors give this kitchen a thoroughly unique style. [Photo: Leuchtend Grau]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Historias De Casa

8. Take a cue from the view from your window as these homeowners have done, matching their cabinets with their greenery. [Photo: Historias De Casa]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Historias De Casa

9. A rich orange color lends this kitchen a deliciously retro vibe. [Photo: Historias De Casa]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: The DIY Mommy

10. Black cabinets give this kitchen an unexpectedly bold look. [Photo: The DIY Mommy]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Onekindesign

11. Celery green subway tile creates a lovely backdrop for glassware in this kitchen. [Photo: Onekindesign]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: The Effortless Chic

12. A bold backsplash and coordinating cabinets give this kitchen nook a unique look. [Photo: The Effortless Chic]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Apartment Therapy

13. This mostly white kitchen gets a strong dose of color in the form of kelly green cabinets. [Photo: Apartment Therapy]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Historias De Casa

14. Mint green, copper and black are used here to freshen up a white backsplash. [Photo: Historias De Casa]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Homedit

15. Light wooden cabinets and colorful wall tiles lend a super chic vibe to this kitchen. [Photo: Homedit

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Jacquelyn Clark

16. Here, white subway tile is balanced with dark blue lower cabinets and a beautiful red and beige rug. [Photo: Jacquelyn Clark]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Decoholic

17. If you like the lighter look but don't want to go all white, you might consider light grey with wooden accents like the kitchen above. [Photo: Decoholic]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Studio McGee

18. Bold tiling and dark green cabinets give weight and substance to this lovely Tudor style home. [Photo: Studio McGee]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Addison's Wonderland

19. Pale blue cabinets offset the marble countertops perfectly in this tall, airy kitchen. [Photo: Addison's Wonderland]

  

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: HZ Interiors

20. Dark green tiling and wooden elements make this kitchen feel like a nod to the great outdoors. [Photo: HZ Interiors]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Style By Emily Henderson

21. Patterned tile and blue cabinets for the win, yet again! [Photo: Style By Emily Henderson]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: A Beautiful Mess

22. Why not add a bold pop of yellow to an old set of cabinets? [Photo: A Beautiful Mess]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Greige Design

23. A medium gray is just as neutral as white... but way less boring! [Photo: Greige Design]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: My Scandinavian Home

24. Minty fresh cabinets feel very inviting in this simply-designed kitchen. [Photo: My Scandinavian Home]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: The Kitchn

25. Natural elements lend a unique sensibility to this sun-filled space. [Photo: The Kitchn]

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Elle Decor

26. Distressed green lower cabinets add lots of pizzazz to this large kitchen. [Photo: Elle Decor

 

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
Photo: Brit + Co.

27. And if you're feeling really daring... why not try using every color of the rainbow?! [Photo: Brit + Co.]

  

27 Ways to Move Beyond the White Kitchen Trend
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