Goldie Hawn's kitchen cabinet color is simple and classic – designers say this look will last a lifetime

This cabinet color makes the actress's kitchen look so fresh and beautiful. It will be just as on trend in 100 years

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(Image credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)

Some cabinet colors are a passing fad, but others last a lifetime. Goldie Hawn's white cabinets fall into the latter category.

The Overboard actress's kitchen ideas feature high white cabinets with glass fronts. A chic contrast is created through the dark, charcoal gray countertops and the stainless steel hardware on the front. The look is timeless and stylish, granting classic elegance that bounces light around Hawn's space.

Interior designers swear by this kitchen cabinet idea. Westchester-based interior designer Nina Lichtenstein states: 'In the ever-evolving world of kitchen design, one trend remains steadfastly timeless: white cabinets. Renowned for their versatility, sophistication, and ability to brighten any space, this kitchen cabinet color continues to reign supreme as a staple of classic kitchen aesthetics. But beyond their aesthetic appeal, white cabinets offer several benefits that make them a wise choice for homeowners looking to elevate their kitchen design.'

Among these benefits is the ability to pair perfectly with darker kitchen countertops for visual interest, as we see in Hawn's kitchen. 

Lichtenstein continues, 'White cabinets provide the perfect backdrop for creating visual contrast and drama in your kitchen design. Pairing white cabinets with dark, charcoal-colored countertops creates a striking juxtaposition that adds depth and dimension to the space. The dark countertops serve as a bold focal point that grounds the room and adds a sense of sophistication and refinement to the overall design. This dynamic interplay of light and dark creates a visually stunning aesthetic that is both eye-catching and elegant.'

Nina Lichtenstein
Nina Lichtenstein

Nina Lichtenstein is the founder and principal home designer at her eponymous design studio, based in Westchester, NY. Nina believes that home design should capture a family’s unique spirit by how it serves the family's daily needs while nourishing the soul. She has been celebrated for designing, renovating, and building elegant living spaces. 

Futhermore, this pairing itself is timeless. Erin McKinnon, interior designer at Stil James Design Studio tells H&G: 'White cabinets and dark countertops will never go out of style. This combo can give a vintage feel to a home while being made modern by the rest of the finishes in the space. White cabinets are always a safe bet for longevity and lend to a clean and serene look in the kitchen. Adding color to the space is easy when you have a neutral backdrop.' Anything and everything can coordinate with a white kitchen.

To install this look in your own home, McKinnon suggests: 'When going for a dark countertop in a kitchen space, always look for something with texture or movement in the stone to soften the look, as solid black can sometimes come across as harsh. Something like soapstone, or soft grey veining throughout will lend better to white cabinetry.'

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Erin McKinnon

Erin is a designer and studio manager at Stil James, a Nova Scotia-based design firm founded in 2018. Her signature style is transitional, incorporating warmth through a blend of textures, fabrics, and treatments.

Shop the white kitchen look

If you're looking for a cabinet color that will never go out of style, white is a sure bet. Pair it with dark countertops for a Goldie Hawn approved touch.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.