Welcome! This photo gallery has pictures of kitchens featuring whitewashed cabinets in traditional styles. Take a look!
Whitewashed Cabinets: Of the thousands of pictures of kitchens found on this website, fully 30% of them are white (or off-white) kitchens. For your benefit, I've separated the "whitewashed wood" kitchens, shown here, from the "antique white" and "pure white" kitchens located in the main gallery. Whitewashed cabinets are made of real wood (often maple or oak) that has been tinted with a white stain so that you can still see a hint of the grain. While not as popular as painted white kitchens, a whitewash is ideal for those who enjoy wood grain but like the benefits of a white kitchen. If you love wood, but want a bright and cheery environment, then a beautiful whitewashed kitchen is a great choice!
Whitewashed Cabinets - Trends: The whitewash process has been around for centuries. Unlike color tones and wood stains that can shift with fashion tides, a well-designed whitewashed kitchen should never look too dated. While whitewashed cabinets are not nearly as popular as solid white cabinets, you'll still find dozens of photos of traditional kitchens on this site featuring whitewashed cabinets.
Whitewashed Cabinets - Everyday Use: As opposed to pure white kitchens, whitewashed kitchen cabinets tend to be a bit more practical. Since stains and smudges stand out visually on a bright solid white surface, whitewashed cabinets may require less frequent cleaning and dusting than a pure white kitchen. This is because the wood grain tends to distract the eye and obscure things a bit. Still, cleanliness is key. Knowing this in advance can pay off with a lifetime of enjoyment in your traditional whitewashed kitchen.