Sydney Sweeney's versatile kitchen hue 'optimizes functionality' without sacrificing visual appeal

The White Lotus actress drenched her LA kitchen in this 'blank canvas' tone – and it will work just as beautifully in our homes

Sydney Sweeney
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When asked to name a 'timeless' kitchen color, one hue is quick to meet designer approval: white. This 'blank canvas' tone is beloved for several reasons, starting with its style and versatility – so it's unsurprising when actors opt for all-white kitchens in their homes.

Enter – the most recent example of this color's power – Sydney Sweeney's abode – where the White Lotus star experiments with veined white marble and painted cabinets in a similar tone. The result is a space that transcends trends and will, therefore, likely impress for centuries ahead – but there's even more to white kitchens than their aesthetic value. 

'White serves as a versatile backdrop that can adapt to various design styles and color trends. It's like a blank canvas, allowing homeowners to infuse their personality and style into the space through accessories, appliances, and decor,' comments POVISON's designer Vera Lopez. The key to their timelessness, Vera suggests, is their ability to remain ageless while being versatile enough to evolve with ever-changing design preferences.

Sydney Sweeney

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'White often evokes a sense of purity and calmness. In a world where stress and chaos are commonplace, the tranquility of a white kitchen can be a sanctuary for homeowners. This emotional connection with the space contributes to its enduring appeal. These spaces are not only timeless for their visual appeal but also because they allow as a canvas for self-expression.'

A black and white picture of Vera Lopez, a white woman wearing a white t-shirt
Vera Lopez

Vera Lopez is a professional interior designer at POVISON, an American homeware brand. With years of experience in the industry, she specializes in creating stunning spaces that blend style and functionality seamlessly.

And, while we'd hazard a guess that Sydney Sweeney's home isn't exactly compact, the benefits of a white kitchen best translate to small kitchens – where their size-enhancing qualities stand out the most.

'White cabinets and surfaces create an illusion of space and openness. This effect is invaluable in smaller kitchens where white can make the room appear larger and less confining. It's not just about visual appeal; it's about optimizing functionality.' the designer notes.

As Sydney documents on her Instagram, her kitchen follows an all-white color palette, from her cabinets to her backsplash and countertops. However, if we want to experiment with more color, we can rest easy that white will pair with any hue we may choose. 

'White is an excellent foundation for incorporating other materials and colors. From colorful backsplashes and decorative hardware to wood accents and stone countertops, white allows for a world of design possibilities,' Vera says. 

'They are as tranquil as they are adaptable and meet changing needs and preferences. These qualities ensure that white kitchens will continue to be a beloved and enduring choice in kitchen design for many years ahead.'

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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.