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What about a white kitchen?

25 february 2010

Houzz is a terrific, relatively new website for house ideas. It’s growing rapidly and visitors are encouraged to got through Houzz’s extensive library of images and use them to construct idea books of their own. It’s a brilliant idea for a bunch of reasons, foremost among them is that it encourages people to do what they’d do anyway. And that’s save images they find on the internet.

Houzz has gone a step further in that a photo can’t be separated from the name of the designer who created the room. It really smart actually.

Houzz’s library contains over 25,000 home design photos, so if you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll likely find it on Houzz.

White Kitchen

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These photos are from an ideabook that was assembled for Houzz by Margaret Everton, a designer who writes a blog called Bon Bon Living.

modern kitchen design by 4.bp.blogspot.com

I grabbed these photos today for a couple of reasons. After yesterday I wanted to clear the air and write about something basic and non-confrontational. And secondly, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for white cabinetry lately.

modern kitchen design by 1.bp.blogspot.com

White cabinetry is simple, basic and classic. When I think of a white kitchen I think of solid tradition and dependability. It’s like some kind of a rock, a solid thing you can anchor yourself to.

contemporary kitchen design by new york interior designer Lea Frank Design

I love this photo, absolutely love it. It’s my every life in Manhattan fantasy made real. Anyhow, I think there’s something more at work here than just a shift in aesthetics. The white cabinetry thing is showing up across all styles.

modern kitchen design by new york architect SchappacherWhite Ltd.

I think the white thing is in reaction to these uncertain times. I don’t think this is coming from some nostalgic look backwards. I think it’s coming from some kind of a need for a solid foothold.

What do you think? Am I nuts? Would go go for a white kitchen? And while you’re pondering the imponderable, check out Houzz. They have some pretty cool

Submitted by Paul Anater

  • http://www.adesignstory.com Lindsay

    Hi! Love the site!! White kitchens are both crisp and fresh… I do love high contrast as well.

    Thanks for the mention on twitter. We would be interested in guest blogging for you all!! Just let me know! I am looking forward to becoming “design blogging buddies” with you!


  • http://www.kitchenssimply.co.uk/ Kitchen cabinets

    I like the most white kitchen. White is my favorite color all the time. Even i have also furnished my whole kitchen with white cabinets , white wall color , ceiling. Hope will show out the photos at this place as soon as possible. 
    Kitchen cabinets

  • http://www.whitecabinetsproducts.com/white-cabinets/granite-colors-for-white-cabinets/ white_cabinets

    Great article, I already saved it to my favourite,


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