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Classy Kitchen Design: White Appliances Guide

by Olly Mason

a white kitchen with white appliances

At a Glance:

Advantages of a White Kitchen

Tips for Selecting White Kitchen Appliances

White Ranges

White Refrigerators

White Dishwashers

White Cooktops

White Wall Ovens

White Microwaves 

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Whether for good or bad, the pandemic has left a lasting impression on how the home functions. In particular, the kitchen. The longer homeowners spent at home, the more they longed for spaces that felt bigger and more inviting. With backstock on stainless steel and custom appliance finishes, buyers turned to classic white appliances, and just like that, the all-white kitchen experienced a renaissance.

As a result, white appliances are making their way back into popular kitchen interior designs, but is this just history repeating itself? To help you get the most out of the look, we’re putting our expert lenses on appliances with white finishes in order to provide you with tips, tricks, and appliances that help you recreate a classy white kitchen that doesn’t look outdated.

Benefits of an All-White Kitchen

A white refrigerator with gold hardware in an all-white kitchen

Okay, white appliances are making a comeback. But why were they popular in the first place? For one, white appliances were the first and only color finish for a long time until stainless steel finishes hit the market in the ‘60s. The look stuck around largely due to its affordability, but users also like appliances in white finishes because:

White Kitchens Provide a Timeless Look

White will never go out of style. Ever. No matter what trend hits the scene next, a white appliance can be used to either complement or contrast the overall look of a kitchen. For homeowners who aren’t too keen on replacing their kitchen appliances with every new fad, white appliance finishes provide style flexibility season after season.

Kitchens Looks Bigger in White

After being cramped inside, homeowners began to crave kitchens that are open, airy, and inviting. As a result, white appliances began to gain popularity over stainless steel and black stainless steel appliances since white is a classic interior design trick for making a space feel expansive.

A White-Theme Kitchen Feels Less Cluttered

Clutter has been a major influence on interior design during the past few years, and you guessed it: A white kitchen feels less cluttered and cramped than one that is full of busy colors and mixed materials. For maximum effect, expert designers recommend white appliances that fully integrate into white cabinets for a seamless presentation that doesn’t feel obtrusive.

Tips for Selecting White Kitchen Appliances

A white built-in oven installed next to white cabinets

There is an art to using white kitchen appliances, however. Here are a few tricks our design experts suggest following to create ultimate visual interest as opposed to appliances that look and feel flat.

1. Consider Matte Finishes

Rather than using a glossy finish, matte white appliances create the illusion of extra dimension with muted surfaces that capture light rather than reflect it. This tricks the brain into believing these surfaces are “deeper,” which is more interesting to the eye.

2. Experiment with Contrasting Hardware

Appliance hardware in custom finishes is a major trend right now. Rather than blending with their finishes, contrasting appliance hardware can be used to add flair and intensify the effect of a white appliance finish. Popular appliance hardware finishes include bronze, copper, and stainless steel, which can be mixed and matched to play-up the warm or cool tones in white.

3. Explore Built-In Kitchen Appliances

As we briefly mentioned above, you can maximize the clean look of a white kitchen with built-in appliances.

4. Pair Black and White Appliances

Another classic combination is the tuxedo kitchen. Dark cabinets provide a stark contrast against white appliances for a two-tone effect that amplifies the effect of white appliances in the kitchen. And since this is a classic color combination, there’s more wiggle room to experiment with metals, materials, and colors and add emphasis to white finishes.

How to Use White Appliances in the Kitchen

If you’re feeling the white kitchen movement, then keep reading to see how to use white appliances to create a cooking space that takes advantage of white décor.

White Ranges

In a market saturated with stainless steel stoves, a white range can offer stunning visual contrast and make a striking statement in your kitchen. Here are two ways to use a white range as part of your cooking setup. 

KitchenAid® 30" White Free Standing Electric Double Oven Range

Front view of a KitchenAid double oven white induction range

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Breaking up the routine is even sweeter when you have the practical design of this KitchenAid white double oven range. Forged in KitchenAid’s signature professional design with industrial-style handles and knobs, plus a sleek glass top surface and door windows, this electric range is anything but boring. And its powerful features only add to the excitement:

  • Even-Heat True Convection
  • 6.7 total oven capacity
  • SatinGlide oven racks
  • A triple-ring element
  • A five-element radiant cooktop 

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ZLINE 30" Matte White Freestanding Gas Range

Front view of a Zline 30” white gas range

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This white gas range from ZLINE delivers the fire with premium alloy burners and a cool demeanor with a stainless steel trim and hardware. Crafted in Italy, this freestanding luxury range demands attention, and with the powerful features mentioned below, you command dinnertime every time.

  • Convection gas baking
  • 18,000-BTU output
  • Triple-insulated glass oven door 
  • Handcrafted Italian burners

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White Refrigerators

The white refrigerator is the appliance everyone thinks of when we think of a white appliance finish, and the color option continues to be a popular choice today. But the models of today are anything but obsolete. Take a look at these two models and their fresh approaches to the classic white fridge design.

Midea® 18.7 Cu. Ft. White Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Front view of a Midea white bottom freezer refrigerator

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A simple profile with pocket handles on this white bottom freezer refrigerator from Midea keeps it from looking busy, making this recommendation perfect for minimalist kitchens. With a straightforward user experience to match its restrained look, this standard-capacity fridge would make a great addition to apartment kitchens, where white appliances can be used to make a space feel bigger. Amenities include:

  • Automatic defrost
  • A crisper drawer
  • Reversible door orientation
  • LED refrigerator lighting
  • ENERGY STAR certification 

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Galanz 16 Cu. Ft. White French Door Refrigerator

Front view of Galanz white French door refrigerator

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It’s hard to outdo the sophistication of a white French door refrigerator, but this white counter depth refrigerator with pantry-style doors from Galanz delivers a unique approach with matching white hardware for an ultra-modern look. The white-on-white design creates balance and cohesion accentuated by an installation that fits nearly flush with cabinets and countertops for a high-end look.

  • Pull-drawer freezer 
  • Automatic defrost
  • LED interior lighting
  • ENERGY STAR certification

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White Dishwashers

Dishwashers are one of the best appliances you can get in white because the color finish is great at hiding fingerprints and water stains. White dishwashers with pocket handles are the sleekest, while top-control buttons keep a neat appearance that heightens the clean, crisp feel of white. Here are two good examples.

Frigidaire® 24" White Built In Dishwasher

Front view of a Frigidaire white dishwasher

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Don’t underestimate the power of simplicity. Just look at this Frigidaire white dishwasher. While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles, it still pulls off an impressive 8/10 buyer recommendation. As far as performance goes, users appreciated its effective wash system and quiet operation, which buyers deemed a big value for a dishwasher under $600.

  • BladeSpray Arm
  • DishSense Technology
  • Heated drying
  • 14 place settings
  • ENERGY STAR certified

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Beko 24" White Built In Dishwasher

Front view of Beko white top-control dishwasher

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Beko presents a very sharp dishwasher in all white with a black peekaboo front control panel that modernists and minimalists will love. We appreciate the featureless front panel with a quiet design, while buyers give top marks to its cleaning performance and easy user experience. Overall, buyers call this dishwasher under $750 a bargain with a high-end feel.

  • Adjustable upper rack
  • Full-size third rack
  • Silent 45-dBA noise rating
  • ProSmart Inverter Motor
  • ENERGY STAR certified 

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White Cooktops

Cooktops in white might be at a slight disadvantage when it comes to hiding messes, but they offer one benefit over stainless steel cooktops: They tend to be easier to clean. That’s because white cooktops are covered in a ceramic coating, meaning it’s safe to gently use abrasives on them. On the other hand, using a scour on a stainless steel cooktop should be avoided. Here’s a white cooktop recommendation that would look great surrounded by a white quartz kitchen island along with matching white appliances.

Frigidaire® 30" White Gas Cooktop

Overhead view of a Frigidaire 30” white gas cooktop

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This 30” cooktop setup doesn’t break the bank and is a perfect kitchen addition for casual to intermediate home chefs. The cooking surface features edge-to-edge cast iron grates that come in handy when you need to slide a heavy pot from one burner to another. For added convenience, each burner is sealed for easy cleanup. With a maximum of 15,000 BTUs of heat output, this gas cooktop provides more than enough power to handle weeknight meals.

  • Quick Boil Burner (15,000 BTUs)
  • 4 sealed burners
  • Electronic pilotless ignition

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White Wall Ovens

White cabinets are big this season, and when used with a white wall oven, the combination creates a high-end look that is clean and sophisticated. White wall ovens are also great complements to white cooktops. Pair the two for a cohesive feel that feels designer.

Frigidaire® 27" White Double Electric Wall Oven

White Frigidaire Wall Oven

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Users are calling this white double wall oven from Frigidaire stylish and made with great quality. It’s no wonder 9/10 buyers recommend this 27” double oven setup, which features 7.6 cubic feet of capacity and fan convection in both ovens. At three inches slimmer than standard wall ovens, this pick is also a good choice for compact kitchens.

  • Fan convection
  • Self-clean mode
  • Touch controls
  • Keep warm setting

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White Microwaves

Last but not least, we have the underdogs of the kitchen: the microwaves. Although these appliances are smaller than major appliances, using a model that clashes with your kitchen décor can easily make your space feel out of harmony. Like white dishwashers, a white microwave is especially great to use in the kitchen since it will hide fingerprints from the heavy traffic these small appliances undergo.

KitchenAid® 2.0 Cu. Ft. White Over The Range Microwave

Front view of a KitchenAid white microwave oven

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This white microwave from KitchenAid is a match made in heaven when installed over our KitchenAid double oven range pick. But with the brand’s iconic, professional look and modern feel, this over-the-range microwave is a showstopper all on its own. Enjoy nearly double the microwave capacity of standard countertop microwave ovens, plus intelligent sensor cooking technology, and handy add-ons like kitchen ventilation and overhead lighting.

  • Sensor cooking
  • Large 2.0 microwave capacity
  • 3-speed ventilation with 400 CFM rating
  • Cooktop lighting
  • Keep warm function 

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One thing is for sure: White will always be a popular color choice for the home, and right now, it’s having a moment all over again. Buyers might have a negative perception of white appliances, but manufacturers are proving the color can be remade and reimagined in exciting ways that make a kitchen feel fresh and modern.

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