8 Cream Kitchen Color Ideas That Are Just Dreamy

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

Mixed textures and surfaces as well as shades of cream.
credit: Mi Paradissi

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.

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.

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.

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.

5. Go Cozy

Kitchen with arched ceiling, pendant light, and dining table and chairs in middle
credit: Farrow-Ball

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.

7. New Meets Old

Rustic kitchen with wood beams and cream colored cabinets.
credit: Little Greene

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.

8. Glow Up

Consider bleaching your kitchen wood floors to match your cabinets.
credit: Katherine Lu

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.


Siobhan Murphy

Siobhan Murphy

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.