When we came across this image of a fabulously white kitchen, we realized that it's not often you see open residential cabinets treated with square tiles as pictured.
The look creates some interesting features. While it appears that the upper cabinets had their doors removed and white tiles added during a renovation (lower cabinets are older, and not clad in tile), this seems like a great solution for creating a clean, cohesive kitchen design using the existing structure.
We love how the backsplash material is carried up to the ceiling. Open shelving is always a divisive issue, as some people feel the look can get cluttered too easily if display organization isn't perfectly maintained at all times. In this kitchen, the neutral contents of the cabinets do a good job of adding some interest to the all-white areas. Tile is also much more appealing to look at than the usual MDF seen in most budget-friendly cabinetry.
What are your thoughts on tiled open cabinets?
Image: Antoine Bootz