There’s no doubt that white kitchen ideas are all the rage right now! Scroll through Instagram and you’ll see this on-trend aesthetic at every turn, from country white farmhouse kitchens to ultra-modern white waterfall kitchen islands. We’re always fans of a classic white kitchen tile and finding creative ways to style it!
We love white kitchen tiles that add a stunning textural detail to break up the monochrome color palette! Our Duomo 3D Diamond Carrara Mosaic Tile adds natural stone texture and the sparkle of glass to create a white backsplash that still brings plenty of personality to complement your decor!
Whether you’re looking for a the right white kitchen tiles to accent a traditional farmhouse interior, or want to add a glamorous touch in a white palette, we’re taking a look at some of the most stunning ways to style these white kitchen ideas!
What are the Best Tiles for a White Kitchen Design?
When it comes to options for white kitchen tile - you’re in luck! There are dozens of options for stunning white tiles in marble, shell, ceramic, and more. To make it even easier to find your dream kitchen tile, check out our collection of kitchen tile designs by color.
If you love the minimalist aspect of a white kitchen design, you can’t go wrong with a classic subway tile! We love the crispness of a white subway kitchen tile wall or backsplash accent, whether you go for glass, marble, or ceramic! Our Mallorca White 2.5x8 Ceramic Tile keeps the color palette simple and chic while adding the stunning texture of a handcrafted finish and luminous glaze of these zellige-style tiles.
Add a mosaic element with our Equator & Thassos Bricks Polished Mosaic Tile - touches of natural gray play off the brushed metal of the oven and range hood, introducing a gradient without going too colorful.
The Pink Dream has one of our favorite kitchens on Instagram! She exemplifies the all-white kitchen trend to its fullest, with a stunning combination of marble backsplash, slab countertops, and white cabinet paint! She adds lovely color with amazing seasonal flower arrangements and fresh fruit but it's clear that she’s captured the Instagram aesthetic of light and bright by avoiding too much contrast. Her key to making an all-white kitchen design pop? Mixing up the textures! Bianco Carrara marble veining is a stunning way to bring natural stone textures in to your decor while keeping the colors on-theme - she added a white marble basket weave tile backsplash with Nero Marquina dots behind the range to complement the Bianco Carrara 3X6 Beveled Marble Tile walls!
When it comes to getting creative with white tile designs, you can’t go wrong with Mother of Pearl! The luminous combination of Thassos stone and shell in our Pearl Flower White Marble & Mother Of Pearl Waterjet Mosaic Tile creates a dazzling backsplash or mosaic tile insert over your range. The pearl flower pattern adds an iridescent detail that is one of most gorgeous ways to decorate!
What is the Best White Paint Color for your Kitchen?
Swiss Coffee is a good all around white paint color - nearly every paint manufacturer (Behr, Benjamin Moore, Glidden, etc.) have some variation on this all-purpose white. The key to its popularity? The hint of yellow in the undertone creates a creamy appearance, rather than a stark white. It reads warm in areas with lots of natural light, adding to the cozy and inviting ambiance of your kitchen!
Sanctuary Home Decor paired Swiss Coffee-painted cabinets and walls with a Chevron marble mosaic tile backsplash and custom Modern Aire wood and zinc range hood to create this perfect country grey and white farmhouse kitchen!
Want to ensure your white kitchen walls stay as clean as possible? Make sure you pick the right finish! It’s just as important to the overall feel and use of your kitchen as choosing between polished or honed natural stone tiles. Most interior experts recommend a semi-gloss or satin finish for kitchen walls (like our good friends over at HGTV). The most important factor? It’s easy to clean, especially when you want to keep that white paint fresh! It’s easier to clean glossier paint finishes, which can be key for an area prone to splashes and splatters.
What Accent Colors Pair Best with White Kitchen Ideas?
Not sure you want to go all-white for your kitchen remodel? Using white tiles or cabinetry is a great way to create a light look, but there are plenty of ways to accent your white base color with other tones!
If you love the light and airy look of a white kitchen but want to add a little variation, a heavenly blue is the best way to go! The stunning pairing of Thassos diamonds and Blue Celeste Marble squares is a romantic combination for this white and blue backsplash. Complementing it with a delicately tinted paint like Behr Light Drizzle creates a pale color palette for your kitchen tiles and cabinets while adding a little depth and detail!
This airy and vibrant combination is one of our favorite ways to interpret a white kitchen design! Instead of going all light and white, a stunning Thassos marble and Mother of Pearl white backsplash, marble slab countertop, and fireclay porcelain sink pair together to create a clean and airy kitchen design! Accenting it with Classic Blue painted cabinets in Behr Optimum Blue adds in a splash of color that will suit any kitchen aesthetic. We love the stunning blue and white pairing, not to mention the addition of shell tile details that add sparkle and luster along with the elegance of marble.
This gorgeous white and slate blue kitchen by Christine Sheldon Designs showcases Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee as the perfect white cabinet paint and hood color, accented with Benjamin Moore Hearthstone on the island! The result is a French-inspired blue and white color cabinet that picks up the natural stone variations in the Bianco Carrara 3X6 Honed Marble Tile backsplash perfectly! A slab of honed Carrara marble was the perfect complement for the island countertop.
Want to keep your cabinets, appliances, and floorboards all one color? Introducing an accent color through your backsplash tile can be the best way to mix things up without adding a dramatic contrast! We love how this airy white cooking area brought in neutral tones with wood floating shelves and our White And Beige Mix Leaf Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile backsplash! Not only does the two-tone leaf-shaped tile add a subtle patterned detail that complements the clean and monochromatic decor, but the eco-friendly tiles are a great way to incorporate sustainable elements into your interior design!
Are you considering going with a white kitchen design? Let us know any questions or suggestions in the comments!