White kitchens are an ideal setting for the home cook, whether your taste is traditional classic, contemporary, urbane or rustic. Using white makes a kitchen look bigger and airier and also provides a clean canvas for showcasing other elements to create an inviting, enchanting and functional kitchen. Stained and painted wood finishes look richer against white; printed fabrics gain more pop; and lighting fixtures stand out as sculptural elements against the neutral backdrop. Kitchen islands and tables would serve your functional needs and elegant grandeaur can be achieved by adding a marble slab. A favorite look of ours: an antique walnut secretary looking perfectly in place in the midst of lovely white decor.