Kristin Davis's kitchen cabinet color has been 'trending for over 100 years' – and it will look just as good in 2025

A traditional shade shines in the Sex and The City actress's kitchen – experts explain how to recreate it with a personal twist

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The appearance of Sex and the City on Netflix has brought the beloved show to a new generation. Anyone who has watched the series knows that the actresses who play the four main characters are iconic, but did you know that their homes are just as stunning? From Sarah Jessica Parker's bookshelves to Kim Cattrall's backyard and Cynthia Nixon's sofa, the SATC girls know how to decorate a home.

Most recently, we spotted Kristin Davis's kitchen in a joking Instagram post, and it is completely perfect. The actress's space is a celebration of the color white. It features white walls, a white and gray marble island, and, crucially, white cabinets. The white walls are the ideal complement to Davis's terracotta tiled kitchen floors. Uniquely, her cabinets have circular matte gold hardware for a polished touch, creating a visually interesting contrast against her stainless steel oven.

Davis's look is a favorite among experts. 'White kitchens never go out of style. They have been trending for over 100 years making them a very safe bet,' says Cyndy Cantley, award winning kitchen designer at Cantley & Company. She continues, 'Kristin Davis’s kitchen cabinets are no exception.'


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Cyndy Cantley

Cyndy Cantley is an award-winning kitchen and bath designer with over 30 years’ experience. She and her husband own Cantley & Company, a cabinet and design firm located in Birmingham, Alabama.

Furthermore, the cabinet hardware is the perfect complement to the color she has chosen. Cantley tells Homes & Gardens, 'I love her unlacquered brass hardware.' The look contrasts the matte white paint, and the rounded shape creates a curve against the clean lines of the cabinets.

Despite the beauty of the look, Cantley advises against following this interior design trend too closely. She says: 'Using gold hardware is a personal choice, and people should not feel like they need to include brass because of its popularity. Use what you love.' To figure out your personal preference for recreating the look, Cantley recommends, 'I usually look at a client’s jewelry and immediately know their preferences on hardware.'

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Incorporating pops of white into a kitchen, regardless of the color palette, can bring in a sense of clean, coolness that complements the rest of the design. These white coasters, white toaster, and white bowls are the perfect place to start.

There is no 'perfect' way to do kitchen design, but painting the kitchen is a great way to ensure the look will last. Kristin Davis's cabinets provides beautiful inspiration.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.