White Kitchens: Timeless or Trendy?


by Ashley Schieber

White Kitchens or Color?

Classic White Kitchen
Classic White Kitchen

When my clients inquire about a kitchen or bathroom remodel, one of the first concerns they mention is whether the newly remodeled kitchen will be too trendy and then later down the road go out of style. It’s definitely an important concern to have and when you are investing large chunks of money into your home, you want to ensure that you’ll enjoy it for many, MANY years.

As a kitchen and bath designer with Ashley Michelle Designs, I stay current with the trends and materials being used in the industry. One “trend” that is frequenting kitchens currently is the color white.

Classic country kitchen
Classic Country Kitchen

White is the one color or finish of cabinetry that will be forever timeless. White is used in a wide range of kitchen styles. It can be modern and sterile or warm and soft. It can even be casual or formal. Kitchens that use real bold colors find it “going out of style” much quicker than other wood finishes. And with strong theme kitchens, like Tuscan, you are stuck with one style.

Here are a list of reasons why I,  as well as some of my fellow design colleagues, agree that white is forever timeless. White cabinets are bright and uplifting and can make even the smallest of kitchens appear spacious.


1. White cabinets are the perfect backdrops to draw attention to the other details of the kitchen: beautiful fixtures, artistic lighting, funky knobs or pulls – all of which can be updated as needed.

2. All colors and textures go great with white. If you want to go nuts with color, get a red refrigerator, bright blue pendant lights or a dramatic rug.

4. White walls can easily be painted over down the road.

5. White can be modern, traditional, classical or country. It’s versatile with many different themes.

6. The classic white subway tiles are historical and will forever be timeless regardless of how they are used.

If you are in the market for a kitchen remodel, don’t be afraid to satisfy your own desires and tastes. But remember, although white is currently a trendy style it will forever be timeless.

Ashley Schieber would be happy to meet with you to discuss your design options for a kitchen or bathroom remodel. We provide our clients with the knowledge and visual tools they need to go forth with a great remodel. There are ideas to fit every budget and style! We serve San Diego North County, including Encinitas, Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Del Mar, San Marcos, Oceanside and La Jolla.  For a consultation with Ashley, call 760-703-2994 or email ashley@ashleymichelledesigns.com To see more of her work, visit www.ashleymichelledesigns.com