The Best Bright-White Kitchens

Updated 02/20/15

Few things feel as luxurious as a bright, white kitchen—no matter the size. From glistening subway tile backsplashes to serene marble countertops, a white kitchen feels fresh, classic, and maybe most importantly—clean. As the heart of the home, a bright kitchen sets the tone for the rest of your home’s décor, and is the perfect canvas for statement lighting and unique hardware.

Keep scrolling to see some of the best bright kitchens in all shapes, sizes, and styles—plus, click on the photos to see more of each stunning space.

Abby Larson

In the kitchen of Style Me Pretty’s Abby Larson, dark wood floors create a beautiful contrast to the room’s bright cabinetry. Strategically placed recessed lighting adds to the light supplied by the large over-sink window.


We love that this white space feels at once homey and contemporary. A modern backsplash and flat cabinets contrast with cosy touches, like the counter’s table lamp and abundant plant-life. White has never looked so warm.

Nicole Cohen

In this traditional kitchen, brass fixtures and hardware are beautiful accents in an otherwise bright space. Chrome-framed pendants hung over the island and patinated iron stools prove mixing metals is always a good idea. 

Neal Beckstedt Studio

In this glamorous space, white surfaces are given a luxe touch with polished chrome framing and inset cabinet hardware. Contemporary wood counter stools and a geometric pendant over the kitchen’s island add eclectic touches to an otherwise mod design.


We love the simplicity of this modern kitchen, as well as the contrast the worn wood table brings to an otherwise sterile design. A row of exposed bulb sconces are an unexpected element in the overall design, but when it comes to lighting, our eyes are glued to the room’s soft brass pendant.

Nicolas Mathséus

A white capiz-shell chandelier adds a hint of feminine glamour to this marble-clad space. Warm wood chairs and styling accents prevent the open room from feeling cold.

Owens + Davis

A bright runner adds a dose of texture and whimsy in this space where even the dishware on the open shelves is a charming shade of white. 

C+M Studio

A sparse kitchen looks chic thanks to this room’s statement lantern light fixtures, cool-grey marble hex backsplash, and matte-black plumbing fixtures. Smooth front cabinets without hardware create a sleek silhouette. 

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