White and wood are two elements that are so often used in kitchens that they seem old-school. But these basic elements can be used to redesign a kitchen to make it look neat, sleek and even ultra-modern.
The benefit of using such basic elements is that they can be made to adapt to new styles and used in accordance to one’s preferences.
Keeping a kitchen minimalistic makes it look tidy and sleek. Although this kitchen has a lowered ceiling, the use of light coloured wood and white helps to maximize the effect of lighting and not make it look cramped.
The positioning of this kitchen above the living area and besides the patio is ideal. The use of wood in the sleek cabinets is simple but modern, and abundant natural light lightens it.
This kitchen is full of artistic features, ranging from the hanging prints and the play of contrasting colours.
Only some kitchens can pull off using a prominent exhaust pipe to make it an artistic feature. The white balances the black in the exhaust pipe, lighting and hanging the print.
The placement of a light wood table that matches the cabinetry gives this kitchen a very homely feeling. The use of white is minimal but complements the wood.
The use of white and wood is unusual in this kitchen as it is white that makes the cabinetry and wood that makes the background.
Straight lines are a modern theme in this kitchen, present in both the ceiling, walls and in the cabinets.
This kitchen uses white boldly to create a dramatic shadow effect. Wood elements are minimal but add on to the aesthetic.
Small but well designed, this kitchen uses white to create space and wood to create movement.
This kitchen has a unique take on the wood, with wood making the wall and providing a smooth transition from the living area to the kitchen.
The constellation lighting to the fancy ceiling, everything in this kitchen provides an artistic feel.
This kitchen uses space intelligently as half the wood makes the cabinet while the other half makes shelves. A stainless steel splashback and white cabinetry provide a sleek look.
Employing interesting wood and white elements, this kitchen makes use of its large size to create a unique look.
A mix of both industrial and classic, this kitchen is a wonderful mix of themes. Lighter elements and dark wood are used to highlight spaces.
Ultra-minimal but extremely chic, this kitchen uses dark wood and contemporary white chairs to create a wonderful composition.
A U-shaped island provides space for both preparing food, eating and washing up, without making the space look cramped.
White and wood are balanced perfectly in this kitchen. The use of coordinated yellow accents provides an artistic touch. Natural light makes it look well lit and spacious.
The use of simple but modern kitchen elements is an intelligent choice as it goes well with the colour in the living area.
The use of knotty lumber in this kitchen with steel and glossy white elements makes it look both classic yet fresh.
This kitchen employs stone floor slabs to neutralize the use of white and wood in equal amounts.