How To Choose White Cabinets?

Choosing a white kitchen cabinet color to use as the canvas for your kitchen project can be challenging because there are so many different whites. Selecting the perfect white involves knowing what tones and colors you are going to include with the white. White tones can meld and soften, or they can bring out the brightness you are looking for.

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Each of Our Cabinet Lines Offers Several White Kitchen Cabinet Choices

RTA Line

  • Cotton is a soft white with a very slight gray undertone
  • Winter is a crisp true white

Signature Line

  • White is a pastel white, it is subtle and smooth with just a slight grayed tone.
  • White is a crisp, bright, solid white.
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Signature Plus

  • Lily is a very neutral white. It does not lean in one tone or the other. Very pure true white.
  • Silk is in the antique white with a touch of yellow and beige that adds softness and depth.


  • Sea Salt is a crisp almost icy white with a very cool gray undertone.
  • White Icing is an antique white with more of a soft beige undertone.
  • Divinity is a soft pastel white tone with the slightest touch of mauve undertone.

The Best Way to Select the Perfect White Is in Your Home

Deciding to have white cabinets for your kitchen remodel is wonderful, now you need to decide which white you want. Each of the White colors listed is specific to that cabinet line. So, decide which cabinet line is best for your project, in what style, and then order samples. Though choosing white kitchen cabinets seems like a simple option it can be challenging. Whites can meld with other colors or provide contrast. White cabinetry can provide one of the most basic color canvases for creating a kitchen project that is perfect for you and your family.

Our experienced designers can assist you with not only choosing white kitchen cabinets, but also connect you with the best cabinetry options to build your project around.

Frequently Asked Questions

What color should I paint my kitchen with white cabinets?

You can paint in cabinet any color you want. The qUsetion is are you going to the prep work so that the new paint adhere to your cabinets. There are many steps to take to properly paint cabinets to stand up to daily uses a kitchen encounters.

How to clean white kitchen cabinets?

You must be very careful when cleaning white cabinets. A mild soap is best, such as Ivory® Soap, that has been diluted with warm water. Do not use any harsh cleaning products or scour pads. To maintain the sleek look of white cabinets, you must spot clean them often.

What color hardware for white kitchen cabinets?

Most people select a brushed nickel for white kitchen cabinets but this decision is very personal. Luckily there is literally an ocean to select from when it comes to cabinet knobs and pulls.

Are white kitchen cabinets out of style?

It is this writer's opinion that white kitchen cabinets will never be out of style. White may be waning in popularity but it will always be a classic look that, most likely, will never offend anyone.

How much does it cost to paint kitchen cabinets white?

The cost to paint existing cabinets varies greatly. Is this a DIY project or will you be hiring a professional? If hiring a professional what part of the country do you live in? What type of paint? You can spend $100 to $10,000.

What colour walls with white kitchen cabinets?

Determining what color the walls should be when you have white cabinets can be difficult. But the choice is personal and you have an almost endless amount of choices and if you pick wrong you can just repaint!

Are white kitchen cabinets a fad?

It is this writer's opinion that white kitchen cabinets are not a fad. White may be waning in popularity but it will always be a classic look that, most likely, will never offend anyone.

What shade of white is best for kitchen cabinets?

White paint is popular for a reason. It is a timeless color that allows homeowners the peace of mind that their kitchen won't become dated as soon as they finish their remodel. But whites are not all equal. Best to get a sample before you make your purchase.

How to fix scratches on white kitchen cabinets?

There are pros and cons to everything. One of the cons to white (or any color) painted cabinets is that they are very difficult to repair. It must be noted that kitchen cabinets are like furniture. How do you repair a dining room table, a bookshelf, or a coffee table? Sadly, most of the time you can't but there are paint professionals in every major market that can be hired to repair.

Are white kitchen cabinets more expensive?

The cost of white kitchen cabinets vary by manufacturer and material. Painted wood cabinets tend to be 5-15% more than a basic stain. But white laminate cabinets are normally very cost effective.

Are white kitchen cabinets a good idea?

It depends on your personal preferences. There are pros and cons to white kitchen cabinets. As you can imagine white shows everything so if you have young children or a large dog it may not be the right choice.

How long will white kitchen cabinets be in style?

It is this writer's opinion that white kitchen cabinets will never go out of style. White may be wane in popularity but it will always be a classic, timeless look that, most likely, will never offend anyone.

How much does it cost to repaint kitchen cabinets white?

The cost of painting your cabinets will depend on whether you are doing it yourself or hiring a professional. If you are hiring a professional, you must consider what area you live in and what paint is used. The price varies greatly, and you can spend $100 to $10,000.

How to protect white kitchen cabinets?

The key to keeping white cabinets white is to clean spills and stains immediately and clean all of your cabinets on a regular basis. Use only a mild cleaner such as Ivory® Soap diluted with warm water. Never, ever, use harsh abrasive cleaners or scour pads.

How to repair white kitchen cabinets?

White kitchen cabinets can be very difficult to repair. In order to do so, you will most likely have to hire a professional in the industry to repair them on your behalf.