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Mad About … White Kitchens: Trend 2014

6th January 2014

For some of us the white kitchen has never gone away but it is, apparently, a strong trend for 2014. According to the Wall Street Journal, the clean, sleek style white kitchens will be where it’s at this year.

the white kitchen of photographer paul massey

the white kitchen of photographer paul massey

This is partly due to the emergence of white appliances which give a more streamlined look. Chrome can look a bit cold and clinical can’t it?

brilliant white - the new oven from Miele

brilliant white – the new oven from Miele

And I speak as someone who has a stainless steel worktop, which I love for its practicality and toughness. But as we have a large space with a wooden table and rug at the other end of the room, it is softened slightly.

sandstrom white oven

sandstrom white oven

We have also just repainted the kitchen. Yes, again. Some of you will remember that it went from off white to grey last year. This may or may not have had something to do with the arrival of a certain small grey cat. Anyway, it just wasn’t the right colour and it has returned to a different shade of chalky off white – wimborne white if you want to know exactly.

the mad about the house kitchen is once more a white shade of pale

the mad about the house kitchen is once more a white shade of pale


The shelves have remained charcoal (downpipe) and look fantastic against the white walls … all will be revealed soon – this is how it looked first of all.

the avant white kitchen from sncollection

the avant white kitchen from sncollection is softened with a wooden floor

I first discovered these white appliances during last year’s Blog Tour in New York. Here are some of the other white appliances and sinks that are now available.

white kitchen of kelly klein from architectural digest

photographer Kelly Klein’s white kitchen: image from architectural digest

Of course a white kitchen doesn’t have to be all white. You can use natural textures to introduce subtle colour and create a more organic feel.

white kitchen from pinterest

white kitchen from pinterest with extendable wall light

If the budget runs to it then carrara marble is wonderful in a white kitchen as you can see from the image above. The subtle grey pattern adds a little interest and texture. And don’t forget the metro tiles.

narrow white kitchen image from

narrow white kitchen image from

In this narrow kitchen, the all white colour scheme maximises the space and light. Whereas in the room below, the expanse of white walls and windows creates a wonderful feeling of luxury and opulence.

white kitchen by kvik

white kitchen by kvik

If 2014 is the year of your kitchen, then I hope these pictures will inspire you. For more images of white rooms (not just kitchens) check out my pinterest board





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  • katie 10th January 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Hi, I have a white kitchen and I would love the white oven too, we have stainless steel which is not a great look. It would take a lot for me not to at least have the base kitchen white, it’s interesting you’ve gone back to the chalky white. It looks amazing in the photo, I look forward to seeing the new version soon.

  • Poppy 6th January 2014 at 5:42 pm

    my new kitchen is about to go in and is white. Although I have been strugerling with the idea of white oven, but these fab photo’s have swayed me! Thanks for the brilliant inspiration!

  • Steuart 6th January 2014 at 2:04 pm

    It does of course help a lot in the last kitchen, if the very room is already luxurious and opulent – before it was even painted white!:-)

  • aurelia-m 6th January 2014 at 11:13 am

    Very nice photos for inspiration. I love white kitchen, but I prefer when it does contrast with the floor or the wall! xx

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