Q+A: Can You Mix White and Creamy White Tones in a Kitchen?

Work Your Closet

Choosing paint is hard. Even when you know you want a white kitchen, the number of white options for your cabinets are overwhelming. You can pick a paint sample that looks perfectly white, but once you compare it to other whites you realize it’s creamy, gray, taupe, blueish, etc. And then there’s your wall color to consider. Should your white cabinets match your white walls? Can creamy white and stark white blend in the same kitchen? It all depends on the look you want! Today we are sharing tonal white kitchens and kitchens with cabinets and walls that match, so that you can decide the look you like best.

Mixing White Tones

Jenna Sue Design / Walls: Sherwin Williams Alabaster / Cabinetry: Kraftmaid Durham Maple Square in Mushroom

Mixing neutrals in the kitchen creates interest and warmth. It keeps the kitchen from feeling too crisp and modern for those who like a softer, more traditional vibe. We like the look when a crisp white is layered with a warmer tone like cream or taupe. The key to making the look feel intentional is to continue to layer cool and warm tones throughout the space with your hardware, lighting, and styling.

Work Your Closet / Cabinetry: Mid Continent Divinity White

Caitlin Creer Interiors and Steve Tiek


Matching White Walls and Cabinetry

Becki Owens Family Ties Custom Build / Rebekah Westover Photography / Walls and Cabinetry: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

We love the look of a crisp white kitchen. Keeping your wall and cabinet color matching creates a coherent, open space. Soften the look with warm woods and contrasting black elements. Our go-to white is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace. We love the crisp look that reads as a true white in most lights. For more white paint favorites, read this post and check out our Paint Guide.

Becki Owens Double Eagle ProjectMykals Architectural Photography / Walls and Cabinetry: Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace

Hello Fashion Blog / Cabinet and Walls: Behr Polar Bear White

White kitchens are timeless. Whether you layer white tones or keep it consistent, both create a fresh airy look in you space.

Check back soon for more kitchen inspo and design advice!







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