White kitchens have been the choice of many homeowners for the past 5 years white yields a clean, bright, and airy space. Yet, some feel the downside of white is the cold, stark, sterile feeling it gives off. Many homeowners struggle to keep a white kitchen looking warm and inviting. That is where cream cabinets come in.
While cream may not exactly fulfill your “white” kitchen goals, it can get pretty close. There are even off-whites or creams where you can’t put you finger on whether they are white or not! Cream cabinets can subtly warm your kitchen while still reaching your goals.
Different tones of cream or off-white can be fun to consider when choosing a cabinet color. There are color tones such as touches or blue, purple, green, and red that can give a little color or a nod to the homes accent colors. You can also play with warm tones of cream that can aid in warming up the room. With cool tones you lean a bit towards gray, and this creates a more modern/contemporary feel.
When choosing the countertops, hardware, and tile to accent a white kitchen the possibilities are truly endless. Creams work well with light natural wood, silver hardware and complementary cream subway tile for a more timeless look. It also pairs well with a contrast such as dark matte surfaces or tile, and brushed metal for a more modern style. Cream cabinets are also more forgiving in stylization, as they remain warm and inviting no matter the occasion.
While white will remain the head of the kitchen cabinet realm, considering a cream instead may take away the fear of it feeling stark or barren. So while others aspire for the white kitchen of their dreams, you can inspire with an off-white masterpiece. We offer all the cabinets and colors shown here, if you are interested – contact us.