Jane Lynch's traditional kitchen cabinets will outlast any other color trend, say designers

This color is a decorator's first choice for a good reason...

Jane Lynch
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Jane Lynch is more famously known for her role as Sue Sylvester in the musical comedy series Glee, and more recently, Only Murders In The Building. Still, outside of her TV persona, the American actress and comedian knows a thing or two about curating an enduring kitchen color scheme that will stand the test of time. 

The kitchen cabinet color in question is white. Elegant and timeless in their simplicity, white kitchen ideas are a stalwart in the world of interiors. It is undeniable that white is a wonderfully versatile color for the heart of your home.

But decorating with white can be a minefield. Get it wrong and your white kitchen will feel cold and impersonal. But get white right – and this non-color can feel ethereal, inspiringly light-reflective, and space-enhancing.

White is the most popular kitchen cabinet color for homeowners and decorators. No matter which color is on trend, a traditional white kitchen, similar to Jane Lynch's will always be highly sought-after. White is one of the most versatile shades when it comes to kitchen color schemes – it instantly brightens while evoking a sense of calm, cleanliness, and lawlessness. 

‘White represents purity, innocence and new beginnings, as well as cleanliness and clarity,' explains Patrick O’Donnell, brand ambassador for Farrow & Ball. 'It can be used everywhere in the home but is very successful in the heart of the home; the kitchen.'

If your goal is to create a 'wow' kitchen, but you want to maintain a classic and timeless style in your home, then white kitchen cabinets are an extremely tranquil and liveable option.

Using white is all about adding depth and contrast in different layers and textures, says Jane Landino, creative head of studio at Taylor Howes. ‘Just because your kitchen cabinetry is white doesn’t mean your whole kitchen needs to be minimal or plain: think about adding texture and pattern elsewhere – timber kitchen flooring, metallic appliances, or marble kitchen countertops, as an example.' Alternatively, introduce a subtle hint of color. The pale blue Smeg appliances are an eye-catching feature against the white backdrop.

Finally, the secret to a stylish, all-white color scheme is appreciating that white comes in many forms. Don’t feel like you have to stick to one white – build them up to create a room with depth. And despite its simple aesthetic, Jane Lynch's white kitchen doesn't fail to impress.

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Jennifer Ebert

Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.