Cream Kitchen Cabinets

LAST UPDATED: Jan 19, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Aug 21, 2017 | By:

The prettiest paint color for cream kitchen cabinets for a warm and inviting kitchen and what I love about them.

cream cabinets with brass hardware flowers, utensils in a crock and marble counters

Today I’m sharing the answer to one of the most frequently asked questions about our kitchen. What paint color are your cream kitchen cabinets?

Oh, if only it were that easy. You know, to find the exact paint color you want! In our previous home, we had white cabinets, but at times it felt a bit stark.

Cream cabinets feel warm, but still offer a light, breezy feeling. They’re perfect for a North or South facing room that tends to read blue – especially in winter.

unlacquered brass cabinet hardware - hinges, knobs and pulls

Colors like Antique White tend to look dingy or yellow. I love a light yet warm cream paint color which can be difficult to achieve. I have my favorites (you can see my favorite cream paint colors here), but I wanted something a little different for the kitchen.

The cream cabinets needed to blend with the adjacent breakfast nook and mudroom that are painted Navajo White. However, not quite as “yellow”. The color also had to blend with the neighboring living room, which is Zurich White, which is a dustier cream.

If you love the look of our classic cream kitchen, don’t skip this post about our Inset Cabinets and Cabinet Knob Placement!

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 cabinets that remind you of a sugar cookie.

unlacquered brass cabinet hardware - hinges, knobs and pulls

This color would make the perfect furniture paint color, too! After all, our kitchen cabinets were designed to look like furniture.

You can use it on your kitchen island, though we chose to compliment it with a wood island.

This color is perfect for a traditional kitchen, but also works well for a modern, contemporary or country kitchen. It is a beautiful contrast to hardwood floors. You can also find subway tiles similar in color or opt to use a beadboard backsplash and paint it in the same color.

Not sure what to paint the walls? The same color works well for both walls and ceiling. For walls I like to use eggshell sheen and for ceiling, flat. If you use the same color for your walls as your cream cabinets, your kitchen will instantly appear larger.

The Best Cream Kitchen Cabinet Color

I had this color matched at our local Sherwin Williams. The following information is exactly how our label reads on a one gallon can of paint.

Quick tip: I have heard from several readers that occasionally someone at their paint store will be confused about this formula, and I’m not sure why that is. If you get someone new that seems unsure, perhaps ask to speak to a manager for clarification! 

Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Semi-Gloss (diluted for sprayer)

CCE*Colorant   OZ  32  64  128

B1 – Black             –       1      –       –

R2- Maroon         –       –      –       1

Y3-Deep Gold     –      2      1       1

You can see more of our new kitchen design with pendant lights and unlacquered brass hardware here!

You may also love Sherwin Williams Creamy for a soft white cream kitchen cabinet color.

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