8 Cream Kitchen Color Ideas That Are Just Dreamy

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White's alright. But OFF-white is currently where it's at. And more specifically, shades of cream. And even MORE specifically, in your kitchen. Everyone went all white for their kitchens for years. That was stunning, of course, but using cream tones does something special. It adds a little warmth, dimension, and sophistication. Trust us, you'll want to take a look at these dreamy kitchens below if you're thinking of forgoing that same old white feeling.

Here are eight cream-colored kitchens that will have you reaching for more coffee.

1. Work with Textures

Going light and modern with your cabinets? Try a white-wash stain and off-white walls like this look from Mi Paradissi. Gray fabric and a modern Danish dinette tie all those light shades together.

Get the look: Behr Marquee Collection in Creme de la Creme MQ3-33

2. Modularly Modern

These cream cabinets and walls say serenity now in this space from Sustainable Kitchens. We love the rolling island so much, we're ready to start prepping our next meal in there.

Get the look: Dunn Edwards Perfect Palette Collection in Coconut Grove DEHWO3

3. Minimal Farmhouse

While the farmhouse look is on everyone's minds, this approach from deVOL is unique in its use of mixed wood surfaces and painted brick walls. We love the clean, open feel that feels super modern yet from another era entirely.

Get the look: Dunn Edwards Now and Forever Collection in Pueblo White DET675

4. Stainless But Softer

This stainless kitchen look is cool and mod. Perfect for your late '60s motif. But doing something as simple as picking a cream-colored tone for your wall takes the edge off a bit and leaves us wanting to hang out a lot.

Get the look: Benjamin Moore Historic Color Collection in Carrington Beige HC-93

5. Go Cozy

Got a small kitchen? Embrace it. Panel the ceilings and walls in paint. Can't you just picture enjoying a spot of tea in this charmer? Painted woodwork in Farrow-Ball tones and vintage touches bring old world charm to a cozy space.

Get the look: Farrow-Ball in Purbreck Stone No. 275 and Dimity No. 2008

6. Traditional, But Not

For that 'house in the country' feel, the shiplap walls and floors here are painted an off-white. The cabinets are yet another shade of cream. We love how mixing shades of the same or similar shade from Benjamin Moore add dimension to a kitchen.

Get the look: Benjamin Moore Affinity Collection in Mascarpone AF-20

7. New Meets Old

This cottage got a super modern upgrade with laminate cabinets in light tone, concrete flooring, and a wash of soft beige from Little Greene on the walls.

Get the look: Little Greene Paint in Flint 236

8. Glow Up

Choose a lighter look for your overhead cabinetry to complement what's below. This look combines matching washed wood flooring and cabinets with off-white above to soothe us into starting a soup stock pronto.

Get the look: Sherwin Williams Interior in Greek Villa SW 7551


As an Emmy Award winning creative director, writer and producer I have worked on content for brands like Disney, BravoTV, TBS, Universal, E! and MTV. But I mostly love rearranging furniture and repotting plants at home.

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