There is nothing quite as beautiful as a gorgeously constructed kitchen, and we’re sure your renters would agree. White Shaker cabinets are the perfect backdrop for a bright, opulent space. Stylish and unassuming, these cabinets let the rest of the kitchen’s elements shine while adding the perfect touch of crispness to complete the look.

Keeping Your Kitchen Design Classic: White Shaker Styling Guide

At the heart of the Shaker movement were the ideals of simplicity and practicality, which reflect strongly in their distinctive look. The stability and harmony this cabinetry brings to all different kitchen styles makes it an instant classic. Here we demonstrate how to put the perfect kitchen look together using white Shaker cabinets from an interior designer’s perspective.

If your renters prefer a contemporary look, have no fear—white Shaker cabinets are still very much within reach. Modern kitchens are known for their geometric shapes and patterns throughout, whether it be replicated on tile or backsplash, appliances or accessories. With white Shaker cabinets, you are able to keep the angular look of contemporary style without losing the Shaker’s original charm.

Shaker cabinetry is also best in a repetitive pattern with larger drawers and doors mimicking its outward appearance. Keep the hardware simple and bright with polished nickel, and let the rest of the kitchen shine with stainless steel appliances and white countertops and backsplashes.

One of our favorite ways to show off the beauty of white Shaker cabinets is in a country or cottage setting. Farmhouse-style kitchens are approaching peak trendiness, partly due to the rising popularity of the single basin sink and long, curved faucets. The white Shaker cabinets are another element that has helped to skyrocket this particular style into kitchen fame. Complement your cabinets with a butcher block countertop and long, curved pendant lighting for a cozy country feel. Use navy blue and gray in your backsplash or accessories to help add subtle color and vibrancy into the space.

Should contemporary sleekness or country warmth be too polar opposite for your renters, a transitionally styled kitchen might be just the look you’ve been trying to accomplish. Transitional spaces take elements from contemporary and classic homes and blend them together to create a room that is equal parts cool and comfortable.

White Shaker cabinets are a great way to add a touch of both designs to a kitchen. The stark white paint lends a clean, modern vibe while the timeless Shaker silhouette nods to traditional style. In transitional kitchens, it’s all about the finishing touches. Choose hardware that adds a little extra flair or a backsplash in an interesting pattern or color. Add different textures through rugs and linens, and don’t forget lighting! Pendants and chandeliers work best in this space.

What are some of your favorite ways to style white shaker cabinets?

This article was written by Kerrie Kelly, an ASID certified designer who provides useful and creative tips and ideas on how to update the decor in your home. She especially likes to provide advice on styling kitchen cabinets. Visit The Home Depot to see the many kitchen cabinet options they offer.