Classic Kitchen: Cream Kitchen Cabinets

cream kitchen cabinets

I’m overdue for a kitchen update. That’s because there really isn’t one. Our kitchen stalled a couple months ago and as a result, I have, too. I can’t find motivation to accessorize, organize or photograph the kitchen, but I’m hoping now that school is in session that will change. I’m also hoping our cabinet maker will return soon to put the panels on our refrigerator and dishwasher and the finishing touches on the rest of the kitchen. But today I’m sharing the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions about our kitchen. What paint color are cream kitchen cabinets?

unlacquered brass cabinet hardware - hinges, knobs and pulls

Oh, if only it were that easy. You know, to find the exact paint color you want! I love a light yet warm cream paint color that doesn’t look dingy, nor too yellow. I have my favorites {you can see my favorite cream paint colors here}, but I wanted something a little different. 

I wanted cream kitchen cabinets that would blend with the adjacent breakfast room and mudroom, but not quite as yellow. The color also had to blend with our living room, which is a dustier cream. 

kitchen renovation reality

The color also had to complement the Olympia Danby marble without making it feel too white or too grey. Small feat, right? 

So I took the easy route. I had Lacanche send a swatch of the range I had on order and had it color matched. It took a few attempts, but I think it’s absolutely perfect. Our cream kitchen cabinets are not too white, too bright, too dusty, or too yellow. So what should I call it? Just Right White? Lacanche Cream? Sugar Cookie? I had to work sweets in there somehow. Whatever you want to call it, I thought I’d share the color code for those who want cream kitchen cabinets that remind you of a sugar cookie. 

unlacquered brass cabinet hardware - hinges, knobs and pulls

Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Semi-Gloss {diluted for sprayer}

BAC Colorant   OZ  32  64  128

NI-Raw Umber  –     2     –     1

Y3-Deep Gold    –      –     1     –

I’m sorry this isn’t more official, but hopefully it helps! In return, could you please send a little motivation? I can’t decide where to start! Organizing, decorating? What to do?

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15 Comments

  • Angelina says:

    Just beautiful!! Love it all!

  • Linda Rossi says:

    Very pretty and serene. And that stove…whoa! I love the complexity of the stove juxtaposed with the simplicity of the cabinets. Design genius!

    • Julie says:

      Thanks, Linda! I was going for simple, timeless and functional – I think it worked. I love that the range is the centerpiece of the kitchen!

  • Carrie says:

    Love it! It will look so good with some fall touches (if you decorate in the kitchen). Copper, brass, warm browns and deep reds will pop against the cabinets. Can’t wait to see what you do 🙂

  • Skye says:

    Such a beautiful & inviting kitchen,the soft cream is such a pretty change from all the bright whites that i see.Don’t get me wrong i love white kitchens but that cream is just divine.Fantastic range too,it must be a pleasure to use. If it were me i would organize first then decorate but maybe you could just add a few simple decorations for starters so you have something pretty to look at while you organize:) We are just starting to come into spring here in Australia & yesterday i picked some beautiful pale pink camellias & put them in a vase & they just lift the whole room(I’m sure you know this already 🙂 )
    Oh ,i just had to share with you i found this beautiful cut crystal lamp base at the dump,i thought it must be glass since someone had thrown it out but i bought it anyway because it was too pretty to leave it there but a lady i know had a look at it & said that it was definitely crystal so that was my happy find of the week:) Have a great weekend Julie xx

  • Indiana Davis says:

    Hi Julie – which cream color do you recommend using for kitchen walls with Oak cabinets?
    Planning on painting the adjacent colors to the dining area Navajo white BM and Perhaps a Manchester tan for the family room. Thanks.

    • Julie says:

      At the lake I used Farrow and Ball White Tie with oak cabinets and I feel it works pretty well. This color is adjacent to two rooms painted in Navajo White and is a nice transition. I hope that helps!

  • Indiana Davis says:

    Thank you so much!

  • Jillian says:

    Love it all, the range is pretty. We gutted out kitchen two years ago and our cabinet color is called Bisque. I find white too stark for my own tastes. We used soapstone and crystal door handles, but also love the gold I have been seeing. We kept our wall ovens and cook top, but if I ever do another kitchen would be very interested in this range. (Comes in electric?) So pretty. Creams and Ivories have always been my favorite color!

    • Julie says:

      It sounds so pretty, I love soapstone! Mine, too. They just feel warm. Thanks for taking time to stop by and say hi, I truly appreciate it. Have a beautiful week!

  • Linda says:

    Hi Julie,

    Your kitchen is beautiful, what brand is your stove?

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