Meghan Trainor's 'palette cleanser' white kitchen has impressed designers for 'centuries'

The singer's 'light, bright and calm' space reminds us why white is anything but vanilla – here's why experts agree

Meghan Trainor
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It's no secret that white is among the most sought-after colors for a kitchen, meaning it can sometimes feel hard to get overly excited about this hue. However, once in a while, we catch a glimpse of a beautiful white space that reminds us just how powerful this tone can be – and this is the case with Meghan Trainor's home. 

The singer, who resides in Encino, Los Angeles, shared a video from her all-white kitchen – complete with painted cabinets, countertops, and an island in the same hue. 

The almost color-drenched space (bar the black oven hood) epitomizes what it means to have an all-white kitchen: exhibiting a light, bright, and easily maintainable clean aesthetic that, designers say, will never fall out of vogue. But what makes it so eternal? 

'White kitchens act as a palette cleanser. It allows light and bright space to shine in a high-traffic area, extending design freedom to adjacent living spaces,' comments designer Eilla Pradier.

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Eilla Pradier

Born in California and trained in New York, Eilla Pradier is a Newport Beach-based designer specializing in residential and commercial spaces, renovations, new builds, exterior design, and custom furniture. In the past, she has worked with fashion houses, including Christian Dior and renowned architectural firm Leroy Street Studio. 

San Diego-based designer, Kristyn Harvey, agrees. 'White goes with everything,' she says. 'It has been used as a neutral backdrop for centuries because it allows other colors and textures to shine. That way, you can use your decor to keep up with the trends, which is way more affordable than changing up your kitchen cabinets.'

As mentioned, white kitchens are admired for their light, bright and calming effects, but – good looks aside – they're also seamlessly easy to maintain. 'The color is easy to clean because you can see the debris and splatter, which prompts you to clean them more frequently than if they were darker,' she adds.

Kristyn Harvey Interiors
Kristyn Harvey

Kristyn Harvey is the founder of Kristyn Harvey Interiors, a residential design firm specializing in home renovations and furnishings based in San Diego, California. Kristyn’s philosophy is to compose efficient home spaces that also feel like a breath of fresh air, and she is known for creating light-filled rooms filled with warm natural textures.

White kitchen with marble backsplash and gold hardware

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Lastly, aesthetics and maintenance aside, Eilla explains that a white kitchen, just like Meghan's, can help when selling our house, too. 

'When building a custom modern home, many clients want to ensure it will have resale value down the line. Having a white kitchen scheme is a great way to ensure you create a timeless space that will stand the test of time against current design trends that are constantly changing.'

So, a white kitchen is among the features that house buyers want, but we must say, it would be hard to leave a kitchen as striking as Meghan Trainor's. It's a stark reminder that this color will always impress – as it has already done for decades before. And the best starting point? Our go-to pure white is available via Backdrop below.

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.