All White Kitchen Design: Too Cold? Here’s Help!

All White Kitchen Design Help offers cozy factor if an all white space appeals, but you want to be mindful that it feels welcoming. Whether you are building a home, re-designing a kitchen, or simply tweaking your existing one, treat yourself to more inspiring goodness on my Pinterest Kitchens Board!

White modern French kitchen by Carolyn Malone and D. Stanley Dixon - limestone floors and Imperial Danby marble. #modernfrench #frenchkitchens
Veranda; Design: Carolyn Malone & D. Stanley Dixon

All White Kitchen Design Ideas to Add Cozy Factor

Add Vintage Accessories

When everything in the kitchen is brand new, sometimes things can feel off. So don’t underestimate shopping for vintage…I can’t resist ironstone pitchers!

So many times it is subtle design details and tweaks to help warm a slightly cool space. Look at the beauty of these gilded framed paintings included in this cool color story:

Traditional and elegant white farmhouse kitchen with grey and brass accents - The Fox Group. #kitchendesign #modernfarmhouse #traditionalstyle #classickitchens #thefoxgroup #beadboard #greykitchens
The Fox Group (Photo: Lindsay Salazar)

It helps so much to see inspiring photos of white kitchen designs that feel like they strike the right balance and feature an interesting mix of textures.

Get the look - add cozy factor to a white kitchen. #hellolovelystudio #whitekitchens #kitchendesign #designinspiration #kitchendecor #kitchendecoratingideas

White Kitchen Designs With Two-tone Cabinets

Even when there is low-contrast…for example, in this kitchen by Lisa Furey Interiors where the island is painted light grey (BM Pashmina) and cabinets a bright white (BM White OC-151), it’s a soothing shift for the eye and less formal.

Kitchen. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
Lisa Furey Interiors
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Introduce the Warmth of Natural Wood

There’s just nothing like the combination of a beautiful, natural, white oak in a sophisticated white kitchen.

Lacanche range and limestone mantel in kitchen - Patina Farm (Brooke Giannetti) European country farmhouse in Ojai. #patinafarm #vintagemodern #modernrustic #frenchkitchens
Kitchen at Patina Farm – Giannetti Home/Velvet and Linen
Modern farmhouse white kitchen with beautiful wood ceiling detail and breathtaking architectural design - The Fox Group. #modernfarmhouse #thefoxgroup #kitchendesign #woodceiling #traditionalkitchens #twotonekitchen #zinchood #whitekitchens
The Fox Group (Photo: Scott Davis Photo)

This breathtaking kitchen design below is a lesson in just how much warmth wood pocket doors and a knotty hardwood floor can bring.

Breathtaking classic country kitchen with farm sink, wood tone pocket doors, steel windows, and putty cabinets - Rachel Halvorson. #countrykitchens #pocketdoors #kitchenarchitecture
Rachel Halvorson – All White Kitchen Design Ideas Adding Warmth.

Here is another example of the warmth natural wood flooring can create in an all-white pristine kitchen with brass hardware and a showstopping ceiling!

All white marble kitchen with brass lanterns and luxurious French range - The Fox Group. #allwhitekitchens #classicwhitekitchen
Builder: The Fox Group; Stools: custom at The Fox Shop; Range: L’Atelier Paris

Perhaps my favorite kitchen of all time – reiterating the point about what warm beauty natural, rustic wood can bring and also proving beautiful kitchens need not be grand in scale.

Bold Geometric Prints Add Casual Charm

A happy color like this Granny Smith green can go a long way!

Green kitchen with French country style by Amy Chalmers (MaisonDecor) featured in Nora Murphy's Country House Book! #frenchcountrykitchen #greenkitchen
Design: Amy Chalmers – featured in Nora Murphy’s Country House reviewed HERE

Here’s another way to use green in the kitchen!

Luxurious Old World green kitchen with large island and pot rack - designed by Shannon Bowers for Milieu Showhouse 2020. #oldworldstyle #shannonbowers #europeancountry #kitchendesign #potrack
Milieu Showhouse 2020; Design: Shannon Bowers…subscribe to the mag HERE.
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A Mix of Warm Whites

In the kitchen below, the French limestone floor, linen curtains, and pale table top are various whites that harmonize and feel like a hug.

Gorgeous French inspired kitchen with limestone floors, old lantern pendant and banquette in breakfast nook - Carolyn Malone. #frenchcountrykitchen #breakfastnooks
Veranda – Carolyn Malone & D. Stanley Dixon

High Contrast With Kitchen Island Color

Here’s an idea you can consider if you have an island.

This new French country kitchen only looks old! The Enchanted Home.
The Enchanted Home

Painting or staining the entire island/peninsula/breakfast bar or part of it a warmer hue is an option which may be just the right choice in a white kitchen lacking depth.

Kitchen Carts Can Be Cozy

I shared how a sweet little industrial cart or work table or mobile island can add function AND cozy right here.

 Come be inspired by 11 White Kitchen Design Ideas Adding Warmth! #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #kitchenideas #interiordesignideas #whitekitcheninspiration
via Top Knobs…lovely indeed.

It’s a way to bring an accent color to the mix as well.

White Shaker style kitchen with Viatera Minuet quartz countertops and industrial work cart - Hello Lovely Studio. #whiteclassickitchen #viateraminuet #whitequartz
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In addition to adding work space, a vintage cart can add character and texture as well as become a worktop to be decorated seasonally.

They’re not always easy to find though so a vintage style readymade island with a marble top is an option:

Choose Flooring With Interest to Offset Coolness

Warm wood, painted encaustic tiles, and rugged stone add character and warmth.

Sometimes, just taking a more casual attitude about mixing tones and colors in the kitchen (avoiding strict matchy-matchy factor) can result in a warmer outcome.

Warm a White Kitchen With Rustic Design Elements

Whether it’s shiplap on the walls, bead board on a backsplash, or wood planks on a ceiling, adding warmth with such texture is a smart way to turn up the casual and cozy factor while dialing down the “precious.”

Rustic wood beams and antique street lights from Barcelona in Pale and serene French interiors in a luxurious Houston home built with authentic European materials and bespoke finishes. #timelessdesign #interiordesign #frenchcountry #europeancountry #antiques #oldworldstyle #modernfrench #frenchkitchen
Countertop: Segreto Stone; Antiques: Chateau Domingue. See this Houston home HERE
Luxurious and refined yet rustic kitchen in Country French Old World style in a newly built custom cottage home in Utah - Decor de Provence. #countryfrench #interiordesign #oldworldstyle #europeancountry
Decor de Provence
Light green accents in a rustic French farmhouse kitchen by Desiree Ashworth Design. #frenchkitchen #frenchfarmhouse #openshelves #subwaytile
Decor de Provence

Classic or Vintage Style Cabinets

When the door style of new kitchen cabinets feels traditional, they impart a romantic, nostalgic, home-y warmth that is hard to beat when you’re after a sophisticated, timeless look.

Ellie Cullman designed white kitchen with warm wood dining table and chairs - Veranda. #whitekitchens #kitchendesign
Veranda; Design: Ellie Cullman
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Get ready for #coastalgrandmother vibes!

No. 3. This deVOL kitchen project (Cotswold Barn) was designed by wonderful interior designer @susie_atkinson. Flooring: polishd concrete. 10 Amazing English Country Kitchens by deVOL.
deVOL
The Scullery is one of the three rooms that make up the downstairs of the Millhouse showrooms at Cotes Mill, itâs a very simply furnished room and of all the spots to see this Classic English range, itâs the most humble. You see the piece of furniture, solid hardwood, handmade and hand-painted, itâs not a modular kitchen cupboard that needs another one next to it, itâs a whole cupboard all-encompassing. 10 Amazing English Country Kitchens by deVOL. #deVOLKitchens
Design: deVOL

Counter & Bar Stools

If the white kitchen design involves a breakfast bar or island, turn up the warm factor with counter stools or bar stools to add color, texture, and form.

 Come be inspired by 11 White Kitchen Design Ideas Adding Warmth! #kitchendesign #whitekitchen #kitchenideas #interiordesignideas #whitekitcheninspiration
via Becki Owens
Mies van der Rohe. Less is more. #design #quote
Simple yet sophisticated white modern farmhouse kitchen with wood topped island and rattan stools - Park and Oak. #kitchendesign #classickitchen #whitekitchen #coastalkitchen #whiteoak #modernfarmhouse
Park & Oak – see more of their work HERE.

Add Cozy With a Banquette

They are cozy and a place to cozy on down with pillows or upholstered cushions for added warmth.

Timeless kitchen design and architecture (look at that nook!) by Atlanta-based Jeffrey Dungan who mixes rustic with elegant in luxury home design. #architecture #luxuryhome #jeffreydungan #timelessdesign #sophisticateddesign
Archtiect/Design: Jeffrey Dungan Architects

Informality & Warm With a Kitchen Farm Sink

These country sinks add warmth with their nod to the past and instantly cause a white kitchen to feel less formal.

Modern French kitchen with rustic elegant design by Jill Egan and architecture by Kirby Mears. #modernfrench #kitchendesign
MILIEU (Interior Design: Jill Egan, Architecture: Kirby Mears, Produced by: Shannon Bowers, Photography: Laura Resen, Written by: David Massello)
Inspiring quote about design from William Morris. Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. #design #quote #williammorris

Surprising Non-Kitcheny Accessories

I love seeing vintage treasures, sculpture, art and framed painted portraits brought into a white kitchen to add personality because when it feels personal and even quirky, it feels warmer.

Farm sink, subway tile backsplash, and open shelving in a modern farmhouse kitchen by Leanne Ford. #restoredbythefords #leanneford #modernfarmhousekitchen #farmsink #modernrustic #interiordesign
Leanne Ford (Photo: Alexandra Ribar)

Have an opinion about ways to add warmth to white kitchens? Do add to the discussion!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
White Matelasse Quilt on MY BED
THE BEST Energy Bars!
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
White Cotton Crochet Bed Skirt
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Rattan Basket With Lid
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Slipcovered Sofa
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
Tree Mural Wallpaper
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slipcovered Linen Chair
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Laurel Wreath Mirror
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
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Louis Upholstered Bench
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Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
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Mohair Throw
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Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
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White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
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Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
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Boheme Madera Bench
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