In our experience, they definitely are! Being on the coast, many people are going with the light/airy feel of the white shaker cabinet. Houzz polled renovators and people interested in renovating their kitchens and found that white cabinets or countertops appear to be the most popular choices! They found that a whopping 43% of renovators polled preferred white cabinets while white countertops tied with multicolored countertops at 27% each. Let’s take a look at some options we’ve done for clients!
White cabinets in a non-traditional Shaker style
Our client below chose this distressed looking white surface for their kitchen cabinets. The beautiful turquoise drawer pulls coordinate beautifully with the paint on the walls and really pulls the room together. For their countertops, they opted for a light colored natural butcher block just a couple shades lighter than their gorgeous hardwood floors. They also opted for an upgraded twist to the Shaker style cabinet with this beadboard recessed panel. Shaker style cabinets are still a popular style of cabinet that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. You can see that you can give it an interesting look by playing with the textures inside and giving the paint a distressed look.
White cabinets in a shutter/closed-louver style
Here, we replaced the doors (called redooring) on these white cabinets in our client’s kitchen. They also chose the classic white with stainless steel cabinet pulls. The closed-louver style doors are unique and give a certain visual appeal that draws the eye towards the cabinets. The client also went with a white colored countertop and backsplash to open up the space and make it seem bigger (this was one of the tips from our bathroom renovation tips. You can find that here. Link will open in a new tab).
White cabinets in the traditional Shaker style
Below, you’ll find another client who chose for their kitchen the on-trend Shaker style cabinet in white with the light countertops and an inviting sage green paint color. The darker contrasting fixtures give it some visual interest and the shiny stainless steel appliances and drawer pulls really tie the room together. The white cabinets help this kitchen feel light, airy and inviting.