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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
Looking for more ways to use BM Natural Cream?
- Window and door trim
- Wall Treatments such as board and batten
- Bookcases and other cabinetry
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.
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.
YES! Cream is a great choice for kitchen cabinets because they are timeless as well as warm and inviting.
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.