Shaker furniture is a distinctive style developed by the 18th century American religious sect commonly known as Shakers. They followed principles of simplicity, utility and honesty. As a result, their well-made furniture that featured minimalist designs reflected these beliefs. Today, the clean and simple lines of white Shaker kitchen cabinets are perfectly suited for many kitchen designs because of the solid construction and timeless design, elements that blend equally well with modern, contemporary, transitional or farmhouse styles.
White Shaker cabinets like the Dayton (shown above) offer sleek style while opening up this kitchen’s space. As a result, the simple design exudes a clean, uncluttered feel. Plenty of natural light helps as well. Featuring full-overlay recessed-panel drawers and door fronts, these cabinets complement the playfully functional sliding barn door covering the pantry. In addition, the white cabinets in this example contrast nicely with the transitional kitchen’s medium-tone wood flooring and rustic door.
Modern with Timeless Touches
The Austin Shaker style features slab-drawer fronts and recessed-panel doors for simplicity, creating an updated traditional appeal. This bright and airy galley kitchen pulls you into it, transitioning from the wood flooring to the mosaic white tile floor, concrete countertops, sun-splashed white walls and cabinets. The result is a clean melding of modern and traditional.
Combine white and dark cabinets in a two-tone style for increased visual appeal. Like all CliqStudios Shaker cabinets, the Rockford door style (shown above in White and Carbon) comes in a variety of painted colors. Black and white cabinets create a neutral backdrop that works with kitchen designs from traditional to industrial.
Whatever style you’re going for, white Shaker kitchen cabinets offer an enduring design that’s sleek and clean. Available in other colors as well, they’re very adaptable and versatile. If you’re ready to start on a kitchen remodel project, or still in the thinking process, connect with a CliqStudios kitchen designer for your free no-obligation custom kitchen design. You can also order free samples so you can see just how Shaker kitchen cabinets look in your home.