Why White Shaker Cabinets Are Timeless

Love white shaker kitchen cabinets? Not sure how well that style will age? Let us put your mind at ease.

White kitchens and white kitchen cabinets enjoy their moments at the top of the trends list every so often. But the important point is that though they move up and down that list, they are always on it. Same goes for Shaker style cabinets. They are simple and classic—never a bad choice for your kitchen design.

Put the two timeless styles together and white Shaker cabinets should be at the top of your kitchen design list. Here’s just a few reasons why.

White kitchen with shaker cabinets and blue accents with beige tiled floor.

White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets Brighten Your Home

Aside from adding additional windows into your living space (an expensive and tedious endeavor), the best way to add brightness to your home is to lighten up your color palate.

That’s why many people choose to go with white Shaker cabinets.

When you brighten up your kitchen space with white shaker cabinets, it also gives you the flexibility to paint your kitchen walls with bolder, more interesting colors. For instance, a deep burgundy color on your wall on top of dark wood cabinets might give your kitchen a more somber appearance. But, when you add crisp white cabinets, the room will instantly become brighter.

White Shaker Cabinets Are Easy to Maintain

White cabinets can be easier to maintain compared to cabinets in darker colors. There are a few reasons for this. Light-colored cabinets are less likely to show scratches, dents, or imperfections compared to darker colors. This is because the contrast between the surface color and the underlying material is lower, making minor damages less noticeable.

Cleaning white cabinets is generally straightforward since dust and dirt are more visible on white surfaces. This visibility often prompts homeowners to clean and maintain their cabinets regularly, which contributes to keeping them in good condition.

White is also associated with cleanliness, purity, and freshness. White shaker cabinets can give the impression of a well-maintained and hygienic kitchen space.

White and yellow kitchen featuring Shaker cabinet style and wood floors.

White Shaker Cabinets Open Up Your Living Space

White cabinets can make a room feel larger and more open. This is particularly advantageous in smaller spaces or rooms with limited natural light. The bright, airy feel that white shaker cabinets provide is appealing to many homeowners and designers.

If you’re looking to open up your kitchen space, white Shaker cabinets will help you do that without the expensive costs of knocking down walls and rebuilding your kitchen.

White Shaker Cabinets Form a Neutral Base

White cabinets serve as a neutral backdrop, allowing homeowners to easily change other elements in the kitchen (e.g., wall colors, backsplash, countertops) without clashing with the cabinets. This adaptability is attractive, especially for those who like to update their home decor frequently.

Additionally, Shaker cabinets have a historical design heritage, originating from the Shaker movement in the 18th century. This classic and traditional look appeals to many individuals who prefer a timeless aesthetic over more contemporary or trendy styles.

Blue and white kitchen with white shaker cabinets and blue backsplash.

White Shaker is Widely Available

As white shaker cabinets are consistently popular, they are readily available from various manufacturers and retailers. The ease of finding these cabinets in the market contributes to their continuous presence in many homes.

You can also get white Shaker cabinets more quickly because they are readily available. Our Quick Ship Guarantee promises the cabinets ship out three days from your order or we’ll pay you!

White Shaker Cabinets Increase Resale Value

When it comes to selling a home, white cabinets tend to have broad appeal. Potential buyers often appreciate the fresh and clean look of white cabinetry, making them a sought-after feature in real estate.

The timelessness of white Shaker cabinets never feels dated or quirky, thus buyers see a kitchen that is move-in ready. Kitchens and bathrooms are deal-makers and breakers. If it looks like either need to be updated, that can impact the dollar figure of the offers you get. Beautiful kitchens make it more likely buyers are willing to make good offers.

Small loft kitchen with wood floors and white shaker cabinets with glass mosaic backsplash.

White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets Are Clean, Sharp, and Timeless

You can redecorate, repaint, or redo your kitchen a thousand times, and your beautiful white shaker cabinets will always complement any design changes you make . . . something that can not be said about other cabinet colors and styles. They are neutral enough that they can flex with any change but distinct enough that they are never overpowered.

Skeptical about how many design options white cabinets can provide you with? Check out  how white cabinets dominated HGTV’S hottest trends list with their favorite 55 ways to style a kitchen.

And homebuilders on HGTV aren’t the only ones jumping on board and falling in love with new white Shaker cabinets in their homes. Check out what a handful of RTA Cabinet buyers have to say . . .

“I used the Elegant White Shaker cabinets from RTA. Turned out awesome. I wouldn’t think of using anything else for my new construction homes.”
– Erik Bocook, Oak Island, NC

“I ordered 2 Elegant White Shaker cabinets and was pleasantly surprised to get a notification of shipping only 4 days later. RTA Cabinet Store has exceeded my highest expectations for value, quality, packaging, and fast delivery. If I redo my entire kitchen in a few more years with a different finish, I would most likely buy everything from them. I highly recommend them to anybody with basic tool skills!”
Larry Jin, Manchester

Ready to make the transition to classy and modern white cabinets for your home? View our selection of white cabinet options now.

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