Cottage Farmhouse Kitchens – Inspiring In White
My love for white kitchens inspired this collection of white kitchen projects in a variety of styles, with some of my favorite features! Looking for inspiration and ideas for a white kitchen with a farmhouse sink, or a wood ceiling? Perhaps wood beams, a soapstone counter or mix of both rustic and refined finish is to your taste? Me too!
What is it about a white kitchen? Cottage, Classic… Farmhouse. Doesn’t matter. If it’s a kitchen… and it’s white, you can be pretty sure I’ll love it. Throw in dark wood floors… and I might jump up & down a little. Add marble or soapstone counter tops and I’ll probably squeal so high, only your dog will hear!
I realized just how much I really do adore the “white” kitchen look when I was looking over my Kitchen Love Pinterest board and noticed almost every single kitchen I’ve got pinned has an overwhelming, if not all white palette.
When we bought our current home, we were working with a contractor. And… let’s just say that did not go very well. When the dust settled, we were left with a greatly reduced budget.
After “parting ways” with the bad man. lol. My husband, my dad & I, ended up renovating our home ourselves. I had planned and saved for specific features and finishes throughout our home, but due to our greatly reduced budget, I was forced to make hard choices — kitchen included, based on price and not so much on what I wanted, which even then was a white kitchen.
While we went as light as possible and I’m thankful for what we have… I still daydream in white.
Now I’d like to share some of my very favorite white kitchens with you:
They inspire. delight… and make my heart light. The following two kitchens boast soapstone counters. The chunky, rustic beam in this one is amazing!
We had a beamed ceiling at the last house, there were more… but they were definitely not as fabulous as the one above! Below are a few old pictures from way before I was blogging.
Back to the Soapstone…
This one’s got it, plus so many more elements I adore. Subway tile, open shelves, matching farm sink. De-lish!!!
The open shelf style cabinet over the window is a beautiful touch.
Joan has one of the most gorgeous blogs I’ve ever visited.
Each room is charming and warm, with a casual elegance.
This kitchen dressed for Christmas is an all time favorite! It’s top to bottom… perfection. I always stop in my tracks when I see it somewhere.
This one is another huge favorite! It’s great mix & balance of color and decorating styles. Expertly blended.
This one is great top to bottom! The ceiling is fabulous. Our to-do list includes adding some sort of feature to our existing ceiling but we have not made a firm choice as to what that might be yet. It’s fun looking and getting ideas though!
After seeing so many kitchens with open cabinets, I thought I’d go for a few open cabinets too! I removed my cabinet doors on the far side of our kitchen and I’ve never looked back . I love that I can see my goodies so much better now! It really makes a difference and I’m so happy I did it.
It’s fun being able to make changes as my tastes do! You can see the complete open cabinet with chalkboard paint project [click here].
Anyone who has read me more then once will know why this kitchen made the cut… H e l l o Aqua!
Pretty sure the ART in this shot is the star of this kitchen!
And then, we have a much more casual vibe in this farmhouse feel kitchen that has a great balance of open, glass front & chalkboard painted cabinets.
Now, this next one is very rustic, but I love it as much as a fancy kitchen. If I could deconstruct my home, I’d love open beamed ceilings. They are already vaulted, so I’m halfway there right?
I‘d have this sink in this next kitchen in a hot minute!! Even though it’s not the under mount style that I’ve had on my wish list forever.
See? White Kitchens — Cottage Style, Rustic, Romantic, Farmhouse or French Country… I love them all!
What’s your dream kitchen style?
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Eclectically Vintage says
Now that’s a lot of white kitchens! I love them too – especially that black island with the zinc counter!
These country kitchens always look so fresh and inviting … I can almost smell that apple pie baking in the oven … mmmm pie 🙂
Kelly @ thelilypadcottage says
LOVE all these white kitchens! Definite kitchen envy 🙂 our kitchen is all white and it is my favorite room in my house (we have the dark floors too!) Can’t wait to see your new floors! Kelly
I love white kitchens and have always grown up with them. Both as a child at home and now in our house with our re-done kitchen (2 years ago).
I am so tempted to paint my cabinets! It as such a big deal when we built our house and we were so excited to have knotty pine….
Now…..I.Want.White. I just don’t know if I can do it. Good luck in your quest! Loved the pics! Love, Me
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There all wonderfully white, whatever you choose will be grand. I say go for it and paint your cabinets. Hope you do, and can’t wait to see them:)
I’m right there with you all the way on the white kitchens. That is until I see a crazy colorful vintage kitchen…then I’m torn!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
You’ve got some great inspiration pictures, Shannon! It would be a good project to do over the Winter months. : )
Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads says
Shannon, I think we’ve been pinning the same kitchens! IF we ever get to enlarge out kitchen, and that is a big IF, I would have to put one of those old farmhouse sinks in it!
LOVE…PURELY AND SIMPLY PUT….LOVE!!!
I am in love with white sleek kitchens too! In fact the one with the big blue island has been on my kitchen inspiration board for like 2 years… I was going to do something like that, but… My house was calling for something more, so that’s what it got LOL! Heart you!!!!
Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia says
Oh my these are all so fabulous, I love white too!
Laura from Top This Top That says
i love all of them, although I have’nt jumped on the white kitchen train just yet!
OH wow stunning inspiration! You can so do this in your kitchen Shannon, and I wait for the day:)