For the Home: 5 Kitchen Cabinet Colours that are not white
Not to generalize, but I think that most women have an appreciation for a classic white kitchen cabinet, am I right? If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I love white cabinets. That being said, I also think there’s something inspiring about stepping outside the box and getting adventurous with colour. A bold splash of colour, even if it’s on an island, upper cabinets, or lower cabinets, can take a room to an entirely different level. Today, I’m sharing 5 Benjamin Moore kitchen cabinet colours that are not white.
1. Benjamin Moore Indian River. Still classic, but definitely not white, this taupe-y, warm colour works beautifully, especially on these cabinets that climb right to the ceiling. I love how the home owner kept the black splash white, did the cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s Indian River, and married the two in the granite countertops.
2. Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue. OK, can we just talk about this butler’s pantry for a second?! LOVE! It’s like an updated version of something straight out of an episode of Downton Abbey. Besides the pantry design itself, I love the cabinets done in Benjamin Moore’s Philipsburg Blue. Bold, rich, and strikingly traditional, the deep teal blue works well in this long, narrow space. Also, that backsplash. Yes.
3. Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur. At first glance, you may not notice much difference between the kitchen cabinet paint colour and above and the one featured here. Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur is more blue than the Philipsburg Blue cabinets shown above. More cool, I like how the homeowners paired the cabinet paint with a cold white on their walls and ceiling leading into the wet bar area. Very masculine and strong, a little splash of Benjamin Moore’s Raccoon Fur speaks volumes (and looks fantastic).
4. Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers. You might say these cabinets look very close to white, but look again. The lower kitchen cabinets are a subtle, soothing shade called Smoke Embers by Benjamin Moore. Instead of looking washed out, this subdued shade adds depth to another otherwise all-white kitchen.
5. Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron (and White Cloud). On its own, one might think that Benjamin Moore’s Wrought Iron paint colour is a little harsh for a kitchen cabinet, but in this space, and just on one set of cabinets (in this case the lower cabinets) works very well. The cabinet colour is softened slightly with the addition of brass hardware, and the trendy chevron backsplash pulls the eyes up to the upper cabinets, which are painted in Benjamin Moore’s White Cloud.
While white is certainly more my style, I love the idea of adding an accent colour on one set of kitchen cabinets — whether upper or lower, an island or pantry, or a coffee nook/wet bar. If you’re looking for kitchen cabinet colour inspiration, be sure to check out my Kitchen board on my Pinterest!