Designers say Sofia Vergara's kitchen cabinet color will be just as fashionable in 100 years

This 'magic' tone comes with an 'innate sophistication' that is best used in the kitchen – here's why it will (always) transcend trends

Sofia Vergara
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Sofia Vergara is used to influencing trends in the fashion world – but when it comes to her interiors, her design decisions have the power to impress in the next century. 

Sharing an outfit pic, the actress, known for Modern Family, offered followers a look at her white kitchen – complete with off-white walls, cabinets, chairs, and accessories. Aside from the caramel-hued wooden floor, Sofia's kitchen is almost entirely all-white (or off-white): a tone three designers say will look just as stylish in 100 years. 

'Ensuring her kitchen will remain a timeless classic, Sophia Vergara has opted for raised paneled double trimmed kitchen cabinetry; in an eternally tasteful French white hue mixed with Carrera Marble countertops and backsplash,' says designer Charmaine Wynter. 'This space hits all the luxury buttons.'

Charmaine Wynter
Charmaine Wynter

Charmaine Wynter is an award-winning interior designer at Charmaine Wynter Interiors and applies her design experience to life, sharing her advice with her followers through her Instagram live 'Host-Chatting with Charmaine Live'. Charmaine has been a featured designer on TV shows across North America. 

As mentioned, Charmaine is not alone in her love for this eternal tone –  but what makes a white kitchen so ageless? Designer Artem Kropovinsky says its success comes from its versatility.

'At first glance, white cabinets may come across as subdued, yet their innate sophistication ensures they blend seamlessly into any decor story,' he says.

'The magic of white lies in its ability to resonate with a spectrum of hues, from the deepest blacks to the softest pastels. White isn't merely a backdrop; it uplifts. It's this very charm that makes us believe that even a hundred years down the line, these cabinets will hold their revered spot in interiors.'

White kitchen with marble backsplash

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Artem Kropovinsky

Based in New York, Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, has a decade of extensive and considerable global design experience. Prioritizing minimalism, sustainability, and authenticity, Artem, alongside his team of professionals, works on projects in the US and worldwide.

Similarly, Artem adds that white walls, countertops, and kitchen cabinets allow us to incorporate our personality through more subtle yet impactful accents and accessories, including vases and ornate china, as Sofia demonstrates.

'Instead of restricting or setting the tone for a room, white cabinets serve as an open slate. They invite homeowners and designers alike to leave their distinctive mark, whether through unique handles, standout counters, or eye-catching wall tiles,' he says. 

Designer Ksenya Malina agrees: 'White kitchens have always been and will always be timeless. The color is a blank slate for making your kitchen as modern or traditional as suits your taste,' she comments.

White kitchen with marble backsplash and gold hardware

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Ksenya Malina
Ksenya Malina

Ksenya Malina is the founder of New York-based design studio Time & Place Interiors. She specializes in mixing vintage + modern decor for homeowners who seek to elevate the style of their homes into a uniquely special space. 

'White can serve as the perfect background for featuring accents like natural wood flooring, veined marble countertops, intriguing backsplash tile, as well as special fixtures like vintage lighting or hand-forged hardware.' 

Whether we go more traditional like Sofia Vergara or opt for more modern, industrial hardware, we can rest assured that our space will continue to impress for not only seasons – but decades – to come.


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Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.