14 Traditional White and Warm Kitchens to Inspire Your Next Design

Creating your dream kitchen doesn’t have to be so hard when you have so many choices. Whether you’re going for the white or warm look, we’ve got you covered.

Written by:Cambria USA
A warm kitchen with a counter and island featuring Cambria Brittanicca Warm quartz countertops.

Cambria design shown: Brittanicca Warm™

Warm, white color palettes are a staple of traditional kitchen design. Some equate traditional design with a style that is boring and predictable. In reality, however, the traditional interior design scheme is anything but. Instead, it takes cues from the 18th and 19th centuries, incorporating European elements rooted in history.

It aims to create a calm and orderly space with a dedication to symmetry. You might look at a traditional space and simply think that everything “just goes together.”

The character comes through, then, in the details and traditional design is often rooted around a focal point, like Cambria quartz countertops.

Cambria offers the most expansive design palette in the world with a wide variety of hues, depths, and movements, all of which can be easily mixed and matched together for a one-of-a-kind aesthetic.

And Cambria surfaces are made from natural quartz and feature unparalleled strength and durability. They’re nonabsorbent and NSF-51 certified, so they’re food safe; are scratch and stain resistant against common household items like coffee and wine; and they’re maintenance free. You can wash them with just warm water, a soft cotton cloth, and mild soap, if desired. Plus, Cambria backs everything with a transferable Full Lifetime Warranty.

Enjoy these 14 traditional kitchens with standout Cambria white quartz countertops as inspiration for your next design.

Cambria Brittanicca Warm waterfall kitchen island countertop

This beautiful kitchen is an updated spin on the traditional aesthetic.

Brittanicca Warm Kitchen by Custom One Homes

Cambria Brittanicca Warm countertops pair with creamy white cabinets, white oak flooring, and warm wood accents in this open, airy kitchen by Custom One Homes.

Kitchen featuring an island with a marble-like dark gray and black tones with a Cambria Bellingham quartz countertop.

The marble-like dark gray and black tones in Cambria’s Bellingham™ design swirl about a backdrop of creams and light gray.

Bellingham Kitchen

In this kitchen, elegant Cambria Bellingham island countertops pair well with traditional accents in the space, like white cabinetry, chrome fixtures, and subtle crown molding.

A bright, warm kitchen featuring white cabinets and quartz countertops on its walls, counters, and island.

Blogger Brooke Raybould opted for durable Cambria quartz countertops in her kitchen remodel instead of a high-maintenance marble.

Double the Brittanicca Kitchen

For her traditional Dallas kitchen remodel, entrepreneur Brooke Raybould of The Southernish Mama chose Cambria Brittanicca™ countertops complemented by a Brittanicca Block™ backsplash.

“I had dreamt of a predominantly white kitchen and hoped for a design with some pronounced, yet natural veining that exuded both elegance and style,” she says. “I wanted to achieve the look of marble without all of the baggage and heartache that goes along with it. The use of both Brittanicca with the complementary Brittanicca Block transformed my kitchen entirely.”

a traditional kitchen with oak island cabinets topped with butcher block countertops with a slab of white quartz for accent, while the rest of the kitchen has white cabinets, white tile backsplash, and wooden accents

A white Cambria Smithfield™ countertop perfectly complements the warm wood tones and Café appliances in this kitchen design.

Warm Smithfield Kitchen by Ritchie Home Builders

Warm wood details let a standout Cambria Smithfield countertop shine in this traditional kitchen by family-owned-and-operated custom home building company Ritchie Home Builders in Ontario, Canada.

A bright, warm kitchen featuring an island with an anti-glare Cambria Matte quartz countertop.

Cambria Matte® countertops are anti-glare and easy on the eyes.

Brittanicca Matte Kitchen

This traditional kitchen features a soothing palette of muted hues, like white, nude, light blue, and charcoal gray centered by Cambria Brittanicca Matte™ countertops that absorb the light for a soothing effect.

A dining room table with a Cambria Summerhill quartz countertop below a globe pendant.

Globe pendants and Cambria’s Summerhill™ design combine for a glamorous take on the traditional style in this kitchen by Happy Interiors Group.

Summerhill Kitchen by Happy Interiors Group

Summerhill is a neutral countertop that is anything but subtle. While the cream backdrop, soft gray, and flecks of black fit into any room, a bold pattern flows across its surface making it a statement piece. Summerhill’s natural movement and shimmer make it a stunning maintenance-free granite alternative.

A gorgeous white kitchen with a double waterfall island topped with Cambria Brittanicca quartz countertops.

A standout double waterfall island is definitely the focal point of this traditional kitchen.

Brittanicca Kitchen by Michael Paul Design + Build

A gorgeous double waterfall island maximizes the powerful movement of Cambria’s Brittanicca design in this traditional kitchen by premier home builder Michael Paul Design + Build.

Three gray stool high chairs in front of an island with a Cambria Skara Brae quartz countertop.

Two complementary Cambria countertops lend dimension to this traditional kitchen design.

Skara Brae & Huntley Kitchen by Woodward Kitchen & Bath

California-based kitchen and bath remodeler Woodward Kitchen & Bath designed this kitchen with Cambria’s Skara Brae™ and Huntley™ designs to complement the neutral tones, tiled backsplash, and array of textures—wood, velvet, and wicker—in the space.

A kitchen island and backsplash featuring Cambria Brittanicca quartz.

The coordinating Cambria backsplash makes the kitchen island an even stronger focal point.

Brittanicca Kitchen by Great Neighborhood Homes

Pops of turquoise and a Brittanicca backsplash help showcase the beauty of this kitchen island countertop in this Hamptons-inspired space by Erin Botz of Great Neighborhood Homes. A Cambria backsplash is a great way to extend both the beauty and benefits of your countertops.

A bright, white kitchen with an island featuring a counter with a Cambria Skara Brae quartz countertop.

The neutral hues in Cambria’s Skara Brae design fit perfectly in this traditional kitchen.

Skara Brae Kitchen by Daniel Builders

Thanks to an abundance of windows in this traditional kitchen by Daniel Builders, natural light floods the space and highlights its Skara Brae countertops, architectural fixtures, and eye-catching backsplash.

A kitchen with four white chairs in front of a curved island with a Cambria Brittanicca Warm quartz countertop.

The curved shape of this Brittanicca Warm island countertop adds interesting detail to a traditional schematic.

Brittanicca Warm Kitchen

Old World elements, like a brick fireplace, draw the eye in this traditional kitchen and are complemented by design features like a Cambria Brittanicca Warm island countertop.

A kitchen island with brown cabinets, blue siding, and a Cambria Summerhill quartz countertop.

Cambria Summerhill countertops sit pretty on this unique kitchen island design.

Summerhill Kitchen

This kitchen mixes traditional elements, like wood tones and Cambria Summerhill countertops, with contemporary touches. Think subtle blue paint on the island base and cone-shaped light fixtures.

Kitchen with white cabinets and blue island. The counter and island feature Cambria Brittanicca quartz countertops.

Cambria Brittanicca countertops let fun details, like a blue island, shine in this kitchen by Sweenor Builders.

Brittanicca Kitchen

This all-white traditional kitchen is anything but boring with pops of cerulean blue and a patterned backsplash tile centered by Cambria Brittanicca countertops.

Light white kitchen with large kitchen island featuring Summerhill quartz countertops

Keeping things traditional with blue and white, the Summerhill island is a focal point when paired with Newport™ perimeter tops.

Summerhill Kitchen by InUnison Design and John Kraemer & Sons

This kitchen from InUnison Design and John Kraemer & Sons, featured in the 2017 ASID MN Showcase Home, pairs a Summerhill kitchen island with a Newport perimeter. The pristine white Newport countertops complement Summerhill’s eye-catching pattern.

[Updated on 12/05/2023]

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