John Travolta maintains a uniformed kitchen with this classic hue – experts say it a timeless and versatile choice

Grease star John Travolta favors a classic kitchen design with a monochromatic, white color scheme that is sure to stay in style for centuries

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Is there anything more classic and beloved than the film Grease? Perhaps an all-white kitchen. It's no surprise, then, that John Travolta, AKA Danny Zuko, has opted for a light, monochrome appearance in his home's kitchen, as evidenced by a video on his Instagram page.

The Pulp Fiction, Saturday Night Fever, and Hairspray actor posted a clip of his daughter recreating the infamous Tom Cruise gift cake (which, keeping with the monochrome fashion, is an all-white coconut dessert). In it, we get a glimpse of his white kitchen island, matching cabinets, and tiled backsplash. The uniformity of the color lends to a clean, peaceful, and timeless appearance.

Straddling the line between traditional and contemporary, white is the ultimate color chameleon in the kitchen, fitting into a wide array of styles and trends. 'I can't see white kitchens ever going out of style,' says Homes & Gardens' editor Jennifer Ebert. 'The neutral is a core element of so many designs, from Scandi to quiet luxury to modern farmhouse. Its versatility is its superpower, leading to tons of white kitchen ideas.'

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When working with an all-white kitchen, just like with any other monochrome color scheme, it's crucial to maintain visual interest so that the room does not appear flat.

'Texture is key,' Ebert explains. 'Try a blend of matte surfaces with glossy tiles, just like John Travolta's kitchen. Varying materials is also a good way to incorporate some more interest; marble, painted wood, and linen are all great options to incorporate into different kitchen furnishings and accessories.'

Finally, to avoid an all-white kitchen appearing too sterile, there are a couple ways to warm up the space.

'Lighting is crucial to the appearance of a white kitchen; cool LED lights can make white surfaces look blue,' Ebert explains. 'Instead, opt for neutral or warm lights, which can work well under cabinets or overhead as fixtures.' Ebert also suggests adding subtle gold touches to further enhance a white kitchen's warmth.

'Something as minimal as chair legs or a faucet can really make a difference in making a white kitchen feel inviting yet luxurious. These subtle touches also bring a sense of quiet luxury to an otherwise neutral space, meaning our timeless space is simultaneously on-trend.'

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Below, we have rounded up some white kitchen staples, so we can get the look with no big renovation necessary.

Hannah Ziegler
News Editor

Hannah is Homes & Gardens’ News Editor, with a focus on celebrity style and entertainment content. She got her start in media as a digital editorial assistant at ELLE Canada, and has since written about lifestyle and culture for publications such as Nylon and i-D.

Her love of film is rivalled only by one with a great soundtrack, and she hopes to someday decorate a Nancy Meyers-worthy kitchen.