Wood combined with lacquered white is a lovely combination of earthy and polished-modern that can lend a clean, graphic punch to a room. In the most wonderful examples, the white highlights a piece of distinctive wood, as is the case with the Lake Credenza by BDDW. In all cases, it's all about contrast: the warmth of the wood set against the coolness of bright white. This combination can often read as classic mid-century modern, but it works well with many styles.
A versatile pairing, wood and white can be nautical, industrial, or rustic-chic. IKEA recently unveiled a line, called Nyvoll, that embraces this very aesthetic (see image #3 above). Browse through any Scandinavian home-decor blog, and you'll also come across loads of examples. Here's a helping of wood-and-white inspiration in a variety of scenarios, from a dining room in Marfa to a splendid furniture flip!
#1 — BDDW has several amazing takes on the wood-and-white trend, including the Lake Credenza
#2 — A Marfa house designed by Barbara Hill oozes clean sophistication with a dash of desert
#3 — IKEA's Nyvoll 6-drawer dresser
#5 — A classic combo: Saarinen's Table 47 in Rosewood, available at Design Within Reach