If you are dreaming of a cream kitchen design for your St. Louis home, you might be wondering what it would take to get this style, what paint colors we would recommend, and any matches and pairings that would look great.
White with white, Cream with Cream
To achieve a cream kitchen design, we look at a range of elements. From your kitchen cabinets to your countertops, the backsplash, and even the floor, it is important to choose colors that will complement rather than detract from the look you are going for. Even though cream is a neutral color, pairing it with the right complementary shades is important so that it doesn’t end up looking grubby.
For instance, when you pair a true white with a creamy color, it tends to look dirty all the time – not a great look for a kitchen. White is okay, but it should be paired with other whites and off-whites with off-whites for best results.
The trends in base and window trim, for example, are leaning towards white and away from stain. If your doors are bright white and you use a paint color for your cabinets that has a yellow or off-white cast, it might not be the best idea as it would make your new cream-colored highlights look dingy.
Selecting Paint Colors: Things To Consider
Selecting paint colors for a cream kitchen isn’t always as simple as it might sound. We like to consider everything that might affect the way these shades appear.
For instance, the lighting in your kitchen can affect the look of color quite a bit. Some lighting can make things look yellow or even blue; it really just depends on how much natural light you have in the space to begin with. LED lighting is popular because of its value and versatility, but you may not like the look of some LEDs as they tend to cast a bluish light. Today’s LEDs, however, come in a wider variety of hues and you can even invest in smart bulbs that give you the option of adjusting the color and warmth via a smartphone app.
Flooring And Other Features
We also like to think about what the flooring is going to be, the countertop, the backsplash, and so on. There are literally hundreds of shades of white and off-white, so what you choose in the end should take all of your other features into consideration.
When we are involved in a kitchen remodel, especially with a cream design, we generally like to choose lighting, fixtures, and features that we know are going to complement the look. To us, this means giving our clients some flexibility.
With You Every Step Of The Way
We work closely with our clients to ensure they are 100 percent involved in the process. Knowing what you like is essential and it gives us a baseline to work with when we’re going through the showroom. Depending on the items you choose, we will be able to let you know how well it will or will not work with your cream kitchen or even give you lighting tips on how to make it work. Choosing the right type of bulb can often make all the difference!
Choosing Paint Colors
We will also help you pick out the exact paint colors you need to achieve the look you want. We generally wait until the remodeling job is underway before we nail down any concrete choices as some changes will have a significant effect on the end result.
Wait Until The Big Work Is Done To Choose Paint Colors
For instance, if you are knocking out walls, the ambient lighting in the room and the whole feel of it is going to change. It’s always best to wait for the “big stuff” to get done before nailing down a final wall color and it’s one less decision that you will have to make up-front; after all, you will already be picking out so many other things, such as cabinets, countertops, tile, flooring, lighting fixtures, and so on.
In conclusion, a cream kitchen design is a stylish way to go. It can make a smaller space seem larger and it lends a classic look that simply exudes warmth and style. Cream is a versatile shade as well, allowing you lots of options for accents and a range of materials. No matter what your style might be, a cream kitchen design is a gorgeous way to go.
Thinking about a kitchen remodel in St. Louis? Let’s talk! We’d love to show you how we can help.
Megan’s passion for design extends beyond her workplace. In her free time, Megan enjoys all types of crafts, including knitting, crocheting, and rehabbing/reupholstering furniture.