Before and After White Modern Kitchen

This was one of our favorite kitchen transformations. What was once a tuscan style kitchen became a fresh, white modern kitchen. Our inspiration was a timeless white design, updated with modern accents. To update the walls, we had our drywaller smooth out the orange peel texture before we painted them a white satin finish. Then, we used a white paint color with no pigment to give the cabinetry a modern crisp look. The cabinetry was sanded and primed and then sanded again before being painted with a semi gloss lacquer. For a timeless element, we picked a handmade 2×7 white subway tile and a large white marble island. We chose Colorado Gold Marble for the large island. It was 3″ thick, with with a mitered edge to create clean modern lines.

One of the fun things about designing this kitchen was mixing the finish materials. Our client expressed she loved gold, but didn’t want it over done. We replaced the pendant lights with modern gold lanterns and choose a beautiful white drum light for the eating area. To add a some warmth we picked modern wood barstools. We choose polished chrome for the cabinetry hardware and faucets. Then, we style the kitchen with french wood cutting boards, a natural wood bowl  and white ceramic canisters.  See below for more pictures and the process of this white modern kitchen remodel. We hope you enjoy seeing the transformation.

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white modern kitchen remodel owens and davis

white modern kitchen remodel owens and davis

white modern kitchen remodel owens and davis

white modern kitchen remodel owens and davis
white modern kitchen remodel

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13 thoughts on “Before and After White Modern Kitchen

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  2. Jennifer Robinson says:

    These lights are everything! I love your work. I’m so lost when it comes to decorating. I have a good eye, but don’t know how to bring it together in my space (with a very limited budget). I try to get inspiration from blogs like this, but somehow it doesn’t seem to translate in my space. I live in an apartment that has older unkept wood floors, paneling, etc. I’m unable to paint and walls are an ugly cream color. I love white and modern. Do you have any suggestions on how I can make my place look and feel more like a home? I want people to walk in and say wow!

    • admin says:

      Maybe lighten with some fresh white linen drapery, plants and flowers help too. I don’t know your budget, but a nice rug and new pillows go a long way! Hope that helps

  3. erica says:

    Hi There!

    I left a comment but not sure if it went through. I am trying to paint a dark room with very little natural light. I love the white you did on the walls can you please share the color and brand? Thanks so much!

  4. Jamie says:

    Beautiful…you use lacquer quite a bit. I’ve never used so I have a couple of questions.
    1. Do you find most painters are equally comfortable with lacquer vs paint?
    2. What brand do you prefer?
    3. Does it give better coverage or is it more durable than paint? I’d assume so but just curious why you prefer it.
    Again, stunning as always!

    • admin says:

      Most painters can use lacquer, but I would find a skilled one that is used to using a sprayer. Because I think sprayed cabinets look so good and smooth. Also yes lacquer is more durable than paint. And I usually use any brand my painter recommends. Usually it’s Vista. Hope that helps.

  5. Jinny says:

    Such beauty! By orange peel texture that was previously on the walls, do you mean that standard textured wall look? So you had the painter smooth it out to create a ultra smooth wall? Thanks.

  6. Colette Brady says:

    Hi! I’m in LOVE with those lanterns above the island. I’m thinking of putting them in my kitchen when we remodel in a couple months and wondered what size you used here? The small, medium, or large? Thanks so much!

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