Cream Coloured Kitchen Cabinets

Cream coloured cabinets are popular choice for kitchens – they are a classic style that add warmth to the space and make it inviting. Paired with the perfect hardware and complementing wall colour they make the perfect, timeless choice.

Learn about the perfect cream colour to use on your kitchen cabinets and the complimenting paint colour to use on the walls.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

cream coloured shaker cabinets with quartz counters. Unlacquered brass cabinet hardware. French door glass china cabinet. Shiplap wall in breakfast nook. clay subway tile backsplash.

The perfect cream colour

Looking for the perfect cream colour for your kitchen cabinets or kitchen remodel but not sure where to start? Tried and true, the perfect choice is the Benjamin Moore colour Natural Cream.

Natural Cream

Benjamin Moore Natural Cream OC-14 is considered a soft neutral. It is a light greige colour that is flattering with both warm and cool colour schemes. This means that no matter the direction your home faces the lighting will be flattering with the cream kitchen cabinets.

The undertones of BM natural cream are a mix of gray, yellow and white – its a muddy cream. It is similar to Edgecomb Gray but doesn’t have the purple undertones so this makes it a perfect for a cream kitchen cabinet colour.

See the full before and after of my cream coloured kitchen here! We used stock cabinets with custom fronts to achieve a high-end look. The before and after is amazing!

Focal range hood wall with clay subway tile backsplash to the ceiling, brass picture light over vintage frame. Natural cream cabinets and range hood.  Wolf range. Bridge faucet in peninsula with quartz countertops.

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Shaker Cream Kitchen Cabinets

When searching for the perfect colour and style of cabinets for our kitchen remodel, I knew I wanted to keep the style timeless. This was a bit of a challenge to ensure the style matched the rest of our home. White felt a little too modern and stark, while grey felt too cold.

The original kitchen cabinets were a flat panel form a reno completed by previous owners 15+ years ago. The perfect solution for our kitchen remodel was a traditional shaker cabinet paired with the perfect creamy colour.

The cream cabinets needed to blend seamlessly with the breakfast nook in our kitchen and flow throughout the rest of the home. The home is over a hundred years old with many of the walls painted in White Dove so creating a seamless fit was an important factor in this remodel.

PRO TIP: For a fresh looking kitchen, mix brass cabinet hardware with your cream coloured cabinets. This adds more warmth and visual interest to the space. I used cabinet latches, bin pulls, and mushroom knobs.

Breakfast nook with shiplap wall, natural cream cabinets and bench seating. H7M affordable pillow covers in sage green, beige, and linen.

Wall Paint colours

What is the best kitchen wall colour to go with natural cream cabinets? This is an important question I asked myself during the remodel. To give a fresh feel to the kitchen the colour I chose was Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore, this was the perfect fit with BM Natural Cream.

Chantilly Lace is a crisp white with very minimal undertones. This colour is a bright white, but it still has some warmth to it. It also creates a contrast between the cream cabinets, which ensures a fresh feel.

Not sure what sheen to use on your cabinets and walls? I like to use pearl on the cabinets and eggshell on the walls. I often choose to paint the ceiling the same as the walls but choose a flat sheen.

Looking for more ways to use BM Natural Cream?

Natural cream cabinet wall with brass cabinet hardware, and cabinet latches. French door glass cabinets.

FAQ’s

What colour goes with cream cabinets?

The perfect colour to pair with your cream cabinets is Chantilly Lace, a Benjamin Moore colour that is a true white without any undertones. This is why it pairs with and compliments cream cabinets.

Are cream coloured cabinets out of style?

Cream cabinets are not out of style! They area classic colour for kitchen cabinets, though designers are seeing a resurgence of cream coloured kitchens over white kitchens.

Is cream a good colour for kitchens?

YES! Cream is a great choice for kitchen cabinets because they are timeless as well as warm and inviting.

How do you make a cream kitchen look modern?

The best way to ensure your cream kitchen is keeping up with current trends and looks fresh is by updating the hardware. The perfect pairing to cream cabinets is brass hardware and would ensure you are keeping up with kitchen design trends. It is also important to think about the wall colour. With current trends, it is important to have a contrast between the cabinet colour and wall colour.

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4 Comments

  1. Jackie
    August 30, 2022 /

    Love your kitchen! My cabinets are currently what I think is BM Ivory white. Can you recommend a paint colour that would work with that? Or should I repaint the cabinets?

  2. Emma Courtney
    Author
    September 19, 2022 /

    If your ceilings are under 9′ I might consider painting the walls the same colour as the cabinets!

  3. Dianna Macwan
    October 10, 2022 /

    Hi there! LOVE your kitchen. Did you paint the Ikea bases also in the natural cream?

  4. Emma Courtney
    Author
    October 13, 2022 /

    Yes I did! Sometimes the lighting makes it look a little different

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