Cream Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Cream kitchen cabinets have increasingly grown in popularity over the past few years – and for good reason! Cream is warmer than white and lends a timeless and luxurious look to a kitchen design. Cream-colored cabinets work in many different design styles, from modern to rustic, traditional, country, and farmhouse. They also are available in a wide variety of cabinet styles including shaker, recessed, and raised panel.

Cream is a soft hue that is as timeless as white or gray but warmer, making it easier on the eyes and helping to make any space feel less clinical. It also pairs effortlessly with any accent color or material, from brass finishes to dark woods.

Cream-colored kitchen cabinets instantly convey an elegant feeling that provides a warm and inviting feel to the space. Marble countertops, solid stone slab backsplashes, shaker style cabinets, wood, brick, or stone, all look beautiful with cream.

If you are presently researching different kitchen design options, I have created posts on bluegreen, white and black kitchen cabinets as well as kitchen blacksplash and farmhouse kitchen cabinet ideas.

Cream Cabinets Pair Beautifully with Pattern 

Using a neutral like cream provides an opportunity to use color and pattern, because it’s so versatile. Try installing decorative flooring, unique backsplashes, and colorful area rugs – it creates a focal point and adds an interesting element to the space.

Cream Cabinets with Shiplap Walls & Tile Flooring

Pairing Cream Cabinets with Blue Tiled Flooring
Image courtesy of Carpetright

Cream Color Cabinets with Dramatic Countertops & Area Rug

Cream Cabinets with Soft Toned Area Rug & Highly Patterned Countertops & Backsplash
Image courtesy of Brown Interiors

Cream Cabinets with Black & White Flooring
Cream Cabinets with Black & White Flooring

Striking Kitchen with Cream Cabinets and Black & White Flooring
Image courtesy of Les Ensembliers

A striking kitchen with transitional cream cabinets with antique brass pulls, glossy black and white harlequin tiled floors, black quartz counters and a linear white tiled backsplash. Two Darlana Lanterns are directly above a long kitchen island with curved edges.

Add Greenery to Brighten a Neutral Space

A little bit of greenery goes a long way in a kitchen with cream-colored cabinets. Green and cream are complementary to each other and work together to create natural visual warmth.

Cream Cabinets with Greenery Added
Cream Cabinets with Greenery Added

Transitional Kitchen with Cream Cabinets & Brushed Oak Island
Image courtesy of Studio McGee

Studio McGee made dramatic changes to this kitchen re-design by completely switching the layout by moving the range and island to create this focal moment between the two. They used creamy Swiss Coffee on the cabinetry, and used Calcutta marble on the countertops and up the backsplash. They also created a closet like pantry in this corner so the space was easy to walk through.

Cream Cabinets & Warm Wood Flooring

Cream Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Cream Cabinet Ideas

Southampton Beachy Kitchen Remodel
Image courtesy of Becca Interiors

Situated in the heart of Southampton’s village, this city dwellers surf retreat started with a disjointed open plan layout; taking it away from its original charming cottage architecture. Sectioning out the 1st floor, Becca Interiors were able to create cozy pockets throughout the space centering around the heart of the home; the Kitchen. Adding a bonus breakfast room looking out onto the veranda also allowed the traffic of the home to be completely repurposed; better capturing the Hamptons light, as well as focusing on functionality for this growing family. Custom clad beaded-shiplap walls visually lend to the heights of the ceiling and create an added layer throughout, whilst a vintage sourced mantle captures the spirit of the properties original charm.

Keep it Neutral for Farmhouse Appeal

Neutral Kitchen with Cream Open Shelving & Cabinets

Classic, Cozy and Transitional Home Design
Image courtesy of Sara Lynn Brennan Design

A well-designed neutral open-concept kitchen, living room and dining room with cream colored cabinets, warm wood flooring and a sophisticated use of pattern and texture.

Add Old World Charm

Cream Colored Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

A stately Country Kitchen by Liz Bryan Interiors
Image courtesy of Liz Bryan Interiors

A stately, warm and inviting kitchen with elegant window covering, dark countertops, copper accents, artwork and warm-toned area rugs.

Matching Colors with Cream

There is a broad spectrum of color choices that work well with cream including blues, greens, grays, reds, purples, and oranges. Virtually, the sky is the limit when it comes to pairing cream with other hues.

What Colors go With Cream Cabinets

Green Cabinets with Cream Toned Wood Kitchen Island
Image courtesy of Jean Stoffer Designer

A beautiful, warm and inviting kitchen design by Jean Stoffer.

Cream Cabinets Pair Well with Wood

Two-Toned Pantry with Shiplap Walls
Image courtesy of aaNovo Design

This two-toned pantry connects to the kitchen as shown in the previous image. It has gorgeous cream upper cabinets and dark lower cabinets with brushed gold hardware.

Cream Cabinets with Blue Kitchen Island

A 1920’s Tudor Style Home with a Light Blue Island & Cream Cabinets
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson

Instead of completely revamping the home, Whittney Parkinson blended the old and new. Fortunately, the homeowners also shared a passion for maintaining the original makeup of this home. And, because of the historical significance of this dwelling, they would have had to get approval from the local historical society before making any changes to the exterior, so there were no major adjustments done to the structure.

“The renovation of the home’s original kitchen was by far the most significant undertaking during this extensive project, as this space was nearly doubled in size, thanks to an existing breakfast nook that was used to expand the width of this room. As for the furnishings, the minimalist beige cabinetry was a direct nod to the utilitarian aesthetic of a European kitchen from the 1920s, says Parkinson.

Much like the design process of the bedroom, design inspiration for the kitchen stemmed from notable television series—in this case, Downton Abbey and Peaky Blinders. Some design elements that were considered, thanks to these shows, include exposed hinges, corbels, inset cabinetry, subway tiles, and an oversized beadboard.” ~ House Beautiful

Cream Cabinets Coordinate Well with Gray in the Kitchen

Jean Stoffer Creates a Traditional Kitchen for a New Generation
Image courtesy of Jean Stoffer

Jean Stoffer wanted to maintain classic elements of the estate while making it usable for a modern family.  The combination of gray and cream cabinets provide a distinguished and timeless elegance to the kitchen.

Warm Metallics are the Perfect Accent for Cream

Warm metallic finishes pair best with cream such as gold, steel, black, bronze, and brushed nickel.

Cream Kitchen Cabinets with Blue Cooking Range
Cream Kitchen Cabinets with Blue Cooking Range

Cream Colored Cabinets, Soft Blue Range & Brass Hardware
Image courtesy of Studio McGee

A light and bright kitchen with cream cabinets, soft blue range, sparkling brass hardware and woven area rug.

Cream Cabinets Pair Perfectly with Wood Accents

Anything works great with cream-colored cabinets including wood flooring, countertops, open shelving, and beams. Lighter and natural wood tones work best. Adding dashes of color with area rugs, backsplashes, artwork, countertop decor or green plants is a great finishing touch.

Cream Cabinets Pair Well with Wood

Two-Tone Cream & Wood Cabinets
Image courtesy of Eric Olsen Design

Cream Cabinets Pair Well with Wood

Cream Cabinets with Open Wood Shelving, Black Range Hood and Tile Flooring
Image courtesy of Dawn Reeves Design

Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

An Abstract, Artful and Cozy Kitchen & Nook Design
Images courtesy of Becca Interiors

Cream Cabinets Pair Well with Wood
Cream Cabinets with Wood Topped Kitchen Island

Stunning Kitchen Design with Wood Topped Kitchen Island & Cream Cabinets
Image courtesy of Veranda Homes 

Veranda homes wanted to maximize the view of the land when designed this custom home located in Bearspaw on the outskirts of Calgary. The home offers exquisite built-on-site cabinetry, finished on site wide plank hardwood floors, and great attention to detail, which is evident in every room including in this gorgeous kitchen.

Add a Touch of Black to Ground the Space

Cream Farmhouse Cabinet Ideas | Pair with Black

Renovated European-Inspired Kitchen with a Black Backsplash & Dark Island 
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson Design

A 20-year-old builder-grade home, that required a facelift to fit the new owners’ personalities and incredible, European-inspired taste. Custom cabinetry, unique lighting, and textural materials play in perfect harmony with one another, to make this renovation a success!

Bring in Texture for Added Interest

Modern Farmhouse Cream Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Textured Seat Backs Add Interest & Texture
Image courtesy of Dawn Reeves Design

Modern Farmhouse with Cream Cabinets

Organic & Neutral Kitchen with Cream Colored Cabinets
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson Design

Backsplashes add a Beautiful Finishing Touch

Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Airy & Open Kitchen with Plenty of Natural Sunlight
Image courtesy of Bodine White Design

Backsplash Ideas for Cream Cabinets
Backsplash Ideas for Cream Cabinets

Organic & Neutral Kitchen with Unique Backsplash Design
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson Design

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