Best White Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets
For almost 10 years homeowners have wanted to paint their cabinets in Denver, and more than any color, homeowners want white cabinets. While we have done a lot of gray and more and more colors (blue, red, and even purple), homeowners consistently want a white kitchen.
Choosing the right color can be tricky, and it is one of the biggest factors that holds homeowners back from painting…selecting the wrong color. Choosing a white can be a safe way to go, as white can pair fairly well with almost any color. The tricky part comes when you are trying to match or compliment another white that might be in the same space.
Choosing the ideal white paint color requires careful consideration. Start by assessing your room’s characteristics, particularly the natural light it receives. In a north-facing room, a pure white may appear too cold, so you might want whites with subtle red or yellow undertones. Conversely, rooms with strong south-facing light can benefit from whites with cooler undertones to balance the brightness.
Additionally, think about how your chosen white shade will harmonize with your overall color scheme. When using white for trim and moldings alongside your wall color, select a white with undertones that complement the wall color. For example, if you have a deep green wall color like “Green Smoke,” opt for a slightly muted white with green undertones like “Old White” from traditional neutrals for a softer contrast instead of a stark white. Be sure to consider other elements in the space, such as artwork, furniture, and patterned drapes, before finalizing your decision.
When choosing a white paint color, it’s essential to make a deliberate choice since different whites have subtle warm, cool, or neutral undertones. These nuances can significantly influence the ambiance of your room. Cool whites tend to have a touch of gray, giving a modern feel, while pure whites provide a neutral, versatile backdrop. Warm, neutral white shades work well as they blend seamlessly with both decor and architectural elements, making them suitable for most rooms.
At Walls by Design, we have an on-staff interior designer. Jaci works with about 240 clients a year helping them select the right color. Our customers LOVE working with Jaci. I reached out to Jaci and asked her to tell me the top five whites that she is currently seeing our customers select.
My Top 5 Whites That Homeowners Love
So let’s jump into the top FIVE whites that homeowners love and they are all from Benjamin Moore:
5) Pale Oak OC-20. Pale Oak is a warm almost off-white neutral. When you hear someone say they want a “greige” think Pale Oak.
4) Cloud Cover OC-25. A Great soft white with a gray-blue undertone.
Amy Lau, the founder of Amy Lau Design, shared her admiration for this particular white paint color, emphasizing that it strikes a balance by not being overly harsh and featuring subtle warm undertones, which contributes to a sense of cleanliness and warmth in spaces.
3) White Dove OC-17. It is a clean and classic white that is the #1 color we apply to not only cabinets but also to trim throughout the house.
Benjamin Moore’s White Dove is a popular choice within the design community for a reason. In simple terms, this warm white shade complements a wide range of settings. Emilie Munroe highlights that White Dove’s subtle creamy undertone adds a delightful warmth to urban homes and those in regions frequently plagued by gray and cloudy weather. In traditional environments, White Dove maintains a fresh, crisp white appearance without feeling overly cold or contemporary.
2) Baby’s Breath OC-62. Baby’s Breath has a soft blue undertone.
This is great for people who don’t want gray but are not loving just a beige or sand colour alone. It’s got the perfect blend of warm and cool and it will change depending on its surroundings and the time of day. Like I mentioned, every neutral has an undertone and this one leans toward pink.
And a drum roll please….
The #1 white for kitchen cabinets in Denver is Super White OC-152. I like that color so much I used it on a family cabin last year…the whole interior! But what people like about it is the same as why I used it on our walls, ceiling, and trim…super clean white with no undertones.
The founder of Messana O’Rorke, Brian Messana, enthusiastically describes this white shade, emphasizing its exceptional qualities. He lauds it for being both a blank canvas and a reflective surface that plays with light and shadow, adding depth and dimension to a space. In their work, this white shade serves as a dynamic canvas where light, darkness, and color continuously transform the environment, creating a captivating experience throughout the day.
We would love to help you find the right color for your cabinet painting project or any interior painting project. We provide color assistance on all of our projects that are over $3000, or you can hire us to come out for an hour color consultation for $250.
Who are Walls by Design?
When it comes to transforming your kitchen cabinets into stunning focal points, Walls by Design stands out as the premier choice in Denver, Colorado. With their exceptional craftsmanship and eye for detail, Walls by Design has earned a reputation for being the best company to offer painting services for kitchen cabinets.
Their team of skilled professionals combines expertise with creativity to deliver flawless finishes that breathe new life into any kitchen space. From meticulously preparing the surfaces to utilizing top-quality paints and techniques, Walls by Design ensures that each cabinet is treated with the utmost care and attention. Whether you desire a modern, sleek look or a timeless, classic aesthetic, Walls by Design will work closely with you to bring your vision to life, resulting in a kitchen that exudes beauty and elegance.