I have such a treat for you today! I’m very excited to share this gorgeous, white and grey kitchen which belongs to our very dear friends! I have been after my girlfriend to share their beautiful home on the blog for quite a few years now.

So, when I stumbled upon the opportunity to help them with a hardware update in this space, I jumped on it! This kitchen is such a beautiful mix of classic elegance and modern simplicity, the perfect blend of both worlds.

I think you will love it! Keep reading below to see what we did in here and why,  some before shots, and of course the gorgeous results! 

I’d like to extend a very big thank you to Belwith-Keeler, for providing the hardware and for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links are provided throughout this post  – see my full disclosure policy here.

WHITE AND GREY KITCHEN: MODERN + CLASSIC DESIGN!Gorgeous white and grey kitchen with brushed silver accents and hardware.

I’ve partnered with Belwith-Keeler in the past for our own kitchen hardware update and also more recently in our kids’ bathroom refresh as well. They have such a gorgeous selection of hardware across many price points, incredible quality and truly thoughtful design in all of their products.

I’m a huge fan of their beautiful products.
White kitchen with silver hardware, hardwood floors and grey island.So when our friends were looking to update their kitchen hardware to something more refined, I turned to Belwith-Keeler for their help, of course.

The previous hardware in the space consisted of a lot of knobs, which looked great, but they wanted a different look that would have more of an impact and create a more elevated statement.

So, we decided to replace all of the knobs with only pulls instead. The results are absolutely beautiful and most definitely make a statement!Beautiful classic white kitchen with brushed silver handles, white farm sink and hardwood floors.

I personally prefer the look of handles installed throughout a kitchen, as opposed to a mix of handles and knobs, if the space allows for it.

I find it creates a more upscale, elevated and luxe look. It really is a personal preference, and our friends felt that was what their space needed as well.
Gorgeous white kitchen with grey island, featuring Satin Nickel handles. Brushed silver pendant lights are elegant and sophisticated!


If you look closely above, there were mostly knobs used throughout including all of the upper cabinets. With a simple update of only pulls on all of the cupboards, the space instantly becomes much more refined – and it is already a stunning kitchen!Classic white kitchen with grey island and silver pendant lights.

It brings a little more elegance, and a little more of a luxe look that adds visual interest and richness to their beautiful, crisp and clean white kitchen.White cabinets featuring Satin Nickel handles gives a beautiful upscale look.

We chose the Ostia Pulls in Satin Nickel. They’re the perfect blend of classic and modern, which is the perfect compliment to this classic-meets-modern kitchen! White kitchen with grey island, brushed silver hardware and lighting. Below are a few closeup shots of these elegant pulls. For your reference, we used 3 sizes throughout the entire space: 3″ handles on all of the smallest cabinets along the top, 128mm on the medium cabinets and drawers, and 196mm on the largest cabinets and drawers.

They’re delicate enough to help achieve that refined look they wanted, and substantial enough to add the visual weight we were looking for, that would make an impact in the space. The Satin Nickel finish is perfect in this monochromatic kitchen with cool metals throughout.Beautiful classic-meets-modern kitchen with white cabinetry and satin nickel hardware.

Beautiful shaker style white cabinets with satin nickel handles, wood and marble cutting boards leaning against tile backsplash.

THE RESULT: A STUNNING WHITE KITCHEN UPDATE!Bright and airy white kitchen with grey island, silver hardware and hardwood floors.

One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to update any kitchen is to change the hardware. For a minimal investment you can create a whole different look if you want to.

I tried to convince our friends to go with brass, but I struck out! They have very classic style and wanted the cabinet hardware to reflect that.
Gorgeous kitchen featuring white cabinets, grey island and brushed silver accents. There are just so many details to love about this kitchen! Keep scrolling through for more gorgeous shots!
White kitchen cabinets, stainless steel vent hood, brushed silver hardware.

I love the bank of cabinets on the stove wall – so much practical storage in these cupboards and adding only handles helps create a more upscale look. Classic white shaker cabinets with brushed silver hardware.Gorgeous white kitchen featuring shaker style cabinets with brushed silver pulls.

A chic mix of white, glass, wood and marble accents is the perfect compliment to their beautiful kitchen.White kitchen cabinets, silver handles, stainless range hood and light grey tile backsplash.White kitchen cabinets, silver handles, stainless range hood and light grey tile backsplash. A pretty collection of wood and marble cutting boards and glass apothecary jars.

SURPRISE! A BREAKFAST NOOK!Gorgeous kitchen breakfast nook, filled with lush pillows in grey and cream prints.

This is definitely my favorite part of their kitchen! What I would do to have a breakfast nook like this!

We filled it with a mix of both solid and printed pillows, all in grey and cream tones, for more of that luxe look.

The seat cushions, table and built-in benches (with storage inside!) were all custom made by local talent.Beautiful breakfast nook with drum shade pendant light, built-in benches and layers of grey and cream printed pillows.

Below is another look into the mudroom, another one of my favorite parts of this home! It leads to a screened in porch, powder/laundry room through the door at the end and the garage.Classic and elegant white kitchen with medium toned hardwood floors.The flow of this space is perfect and so is the new hardware! I’m so happy with the results, but most importantly, our friends love it even more.Gorgeous white kitchen with brushed silver hardware and accents throughout.Thank you so much for touring this beautiful white and grey kitchen with me today! I hope you love it as much as I do, and I hope this inspires you to update your hardware too! For a small cost, you can update the look of your kitchen, bathrooms or laundry room. Go bold for something totally different, or build on what you already have and refine it, like we did here. Keep scrolling further down to shop the look! xo

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  1. Gorgeous! That hardware is really stunning!

  2. Wow what a difference, the new handles are so much nicer, much more refined.
    And the breakfast nook is so beautiful!

  3. I’m inspired, the change from knobs to handles is so dramatic, completely elevates the look of the kitchen. Thanks Tamara!

  4. tamaraanka says:

    They new handles are so gorgeous in here, and we’re thrilled with the outcome! So happy you like them too!

  5. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you so much! We really love the look of having all handles – it creates such an elegant look!

  6. tamaraanka says:

    Hi Claudina, thank you, I’m so happy you like it! Our friends are SO happy with the results!

  7. Do you know what color/brand the countertops are?

  8. tamaraanka says:

    Hi! I believe they’re Quartz, but unfortunately I’m not sure of the exact name – they do look like Montblanc by Caesarstone. I hope that helps!

  9. Patrick Lynch says:

    What color are the cabinets? My clients sent me your page and said they want these color cabinets.

  10. tamaraanka says:

    Hi! I believe they are a bright white – there’s no paint color for them, they’re polyester cabinets. I wish I had more info for you! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Beautiful hardware!! Any idea of the lighting over the island?

  12. tamaraanka says:

    Hi! I’m so happy you like it, it makes such a big difference! I don’t have the original source, unfortunately but I have similar lighting linked here in my post to shop! Hope that helps!

  13. Sara Anderson says:

    Love the grey cabinet refinishing !

  14. Beautiful inspiration! Just wondering what colour gray you used on the island.

  15. I am making a kitchen with a very similar look and these are the floors I want! Do you know what flooring was used?

  16. Do you have any idea on what the lighting brand amd model are? I am looking for those exact lights. What a beautiful job!

  17. can you tell me the name/style of the backsplash tile? I love it and am getting very similar cabinets… TIA!

  18. tamaraanka says:

    Hi! Unfortunately I don’t have that information, this kitchen doesn’t belong to me – but I’m thrilled you’re inspired, thank you for stopping by!

  19. tamaraanka says:

    Hi! Unfortunately I don’t have the flooring name! I do know they are a prestanied wood in a grey/brown stain. I hope that helps!!

  20. tamaraanka says:

    Hello! I believe this is a pre-finished piece, not painted. Unfortunately I don’t have the color name!

  21. tamaraanka says:

    So happy you do!

  22. What color gray is on your walls? I love it!

  23. What is the wall color?

  24. tamaraanka says:

    Hi Susan, I believe this is Stonington Gray by BM!

  25. tamaraanka says:

    Hi! I believe this is Stonington Gray by BM – this space belongs to our friends! xo

  26. Beautiful kitchen!!! I know some else asked about the paint colour of the island but I have been trying to match for weeks 😩 and I was hoping you were able to provide the colour or one that is very similar. I have been to a few paint stores and I have been given samples but I really wanted it as close to this colour as possible. I really appreciate your time!!

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