When it comes to choosing white paint colors, it can be flat out overwhelming to figure out which white is the right white. Because when you’re looking at all of the different shades of white next to one another, the differences seem glaring. The trick is finding the one that works with the other finishes that you have in your kitchen. Some kitchens can go with a crisp, clean white, whereas others demand something that is a little softer, a little warmer. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite warmer whites – and I use it a lot, as it works with browns and beiges that so many of us have in our homes. Let’s look at some painted kitchen cabinets in White Dove (a Benjamin Moore color). This post contains some affiliate links.
Honey Oak Kitchen – Before
Lots of honey oak going on in this kitchen. I see a lot of these types of kitchens in my area, and perhaps you have one yourself. Don’t worry, you don’t have to gut it and start over. The good news is that the walls are already painted a moody gray color called “Gray” by Benjamin Moore. I’ve used this color before, and it is indeed, a perfect gray. Don’t worry, cabinet hardware is in the plan too.
You can see through these “before” photos, that there is a lot of brown going on in here – brown flooring, beige countertops, etc… So that’s where we opted for a warmer white for the cabinets, and where White Dove fits the bill.
FYI – the drawer pulls didn’t come with screws that were long enough, so that’s why they’re not installed. But oh, what a difference! Seriously, cabinet hardware alone can make a huge difference in updating a kitchen.
Mixed Wood Tones – Before
This next kitchen has great bones and smooth maple cabinets which are great for spraying. They will look brand new by the time I’m done with them. Again, with the colors going on in here, a stark white is not the direction we wanted to go in terms of the cabinet color.
After – Light and Bright
I will have to share another post on some of my other favorite white paint colors – but White Dove is a beautiful warm white that works with browns/beiges and you don’t want your cabinets looking too stark. It’s a tricky balance, and finding the right white is key!
I know a lot of people are tired of white cabinets, so to see some popular gray paint colors, check out this post. For non-white paint colors (which are some of my favorites), check out this post. If you’re interested in how these transformations are done, check out this post here. Do you want to see some kitchen transformations in shades of gray? This post is a kitchen makeover in Anew Gray, and this kitchen is done in Mindful Gray. If you’d like to check out my favorite tools and products, you can find them here. Are you in the Dayton/Cincinnati area and need a quote? Contact me!