29 Beautiful Cream Kitchen Cabinets (Design Ideas)

Traditional kitchen with cream cabinets, chandelier, crema marfil marble counter and large island This gallery features beautiful cream kitchen cabinets. For those looking for a traditional style kitchen, the color cream is used to convey a warmness and elegance that many homeowners love. Since it closely resembles white, cream kitchen cabinets can be paired with practically any other color countertop, flooring or backsplash with great results. Here are some cream kitchen ideas for inspiration for your own interior designs.

This classic kitchen in the picture above features beautifully carved wood panel cabinets painted in cream. The large kitchen island even features beautifully engraved Corinthian columns at its corners and is topped by a Crema Marfil stone countertop and a large candle chandelier with rose ceiling detail. The French doors to the side bring in the beautiful winter scenery and the cool tones of the snow are warmed down by the cream-colored stone floor tiles and smaller cut cream stone mosaic tiles for the backsplash.

Cream is an oft underrated color for many homes. Almost synonymous with plain or traditional, what many home designers fail to realize is the elegance and versatility of using cream, especially the kitchen, one of the busiest spaces in the home.

Because of its versatility, cream kitchen cabinets can be utilized for any style, from Traditional, Antique, Neo-Classical, Modern and even Futuristic designs. Acting as a great base color, usually for the cabinets, kitchens can be fitted with natural finishes such as wood and iron for a more country, barn or rustic look. It can be matched with pastel colors and light woods for a more cottage-like or traditional style kitchen, and can even be matched with stainless steel fittings or a bright accent color for more Modern and Futuristic designs.

It’s also quite convenient that cream is available for many different materials and finishes, whether it be paint for wood panels, laminates over MDF boards, stone countertops, porcelain tiles for the backsplash and floor, or even the color of the centerpiece accent lamps. This variety in cream-colored materials and accessories gives it a wide range, allowing designers more flexibility when using it in their designs.

Best of all, cream is a great color that catches the sun, especially when placed by a large window or door. It immediately brightens up the home, even when dark colors or finishes are placed next to it. It’s also a great option for starter homes and kitchens that are still a “work in progress”, because its neutrality welcomes newer designs or bolder colors, instead of alienating them and not allowing the kitchen more room to grow in terms of accessorizing.

Cream Kitchen Ideas

Craftsman kitchen with cream cabinets, exposed wood beams and engineered oak floors A beautiful open layout living room that flows in to the kitchen with cream cabinets looks inviting and elegant. With an oversized kitchen island topped with a marble slab counter and breakfast bar seating this space provides plenty of room for socializing and entertaining.

Finishes such as the exposed wood beams, custom range hood, ornate wall sconce lighting, and glass door cabinetry give this room a luxurious appeal.

Cream color kitchen with two islands and dining window nook This beautiful cream-toned kitchen is well-accented with dark wood and wrought iron. With all the cupboards in cream tones and raised panels, the cornices and floor planks are in a richer dark wood, as are the bases of the double kitchen island.

Topped with rich brown granite, one island serves as the breakfast nook and is topped with an antique style tri-lamp pendant, while the other has a stainless steel wash basin. To the side, the small window dining nook is given a quaint charm by the knotted area carpet and white mullioned windows bringing in a lot of light.

Cream color cabinet kitchen with marble counter, large island and wood floors This traditional kitchen focuses on more classic, neutral colors, starting with the raised panel cabinets painted in a cream tone. The rest of the walls, subway tiles on the backsplash, and mullioned windows are in frosty white, providing clean, clear lines.

The large Carrara marble countertop for the kitchen island also provides a neutral yet natural finish, while the rough-grained dark wood flooring provides more warmth. The lampshade candelabra over the kitchen island and by the window nook give warmth and an antique vibe.

Luxury kitchen with cream cabinets, marble counter island with marble flooring This cream-toned kitchen takes on a more modern look, with its stainless steel dual-door refrigerator with chiller and stainless steel hanging range hood with glass.

In addition, the clear glass French windows to the site, the large-cut white porcelain tiles and modern-style brown leather-upholstered barstools add to the modern look. As an homage to the more traditional kitchen, a crystal chandelier is hung above the white quartz countertop of the white raised panel-based kitchen island.

Beautiful cream kitchen with open layout chandelier and pendant lights Soft and neutral colors are always a perfect choice for any kitchen design scheme.  This open concept kitchen features a classic look by incorporating an inset style doors using the simple and clean lines of the Shaker cabinetry.  French style glass-front cabinet breaks the monotony of the design and gives balance to the stainless steel appliances which are built-in to the cabinetry.

Solid hardwood floor in medium tone finish paired with the wooden dining table and the dark tone island counter top gives this kitchen a comfortable, warm and welcoming feel.  Modern furniture, pendant lights over the kitchen island and crystal chandelier over the dining table gives elegance to this contemporary kitchen design. 

More functional components have been added by providing a working office area for doing homework, research or other paperwork.

Luxury kitchen with antique white cabinets and brown island with beige granite Many homeowners prefer antique white cabinets for a clean look in their kitchen.  But by using an earthly pale cream color, a warm and delightful feel can still be achieved.  This luxurious kitchen features a massive wooden kitchen island in dark tone finish with beige granite top which extends throughout the counter cabinets.

This classic design of the cabinetry, light beige ceramic tile backsplash and the use of natural stone floors adds elegance to this large contemporary kitchen.  The stylish pendant lights over the island and the stainless steel appliances are the perfect accessories to incorporate to the design scheme.

Cream cabinet kitchen with u shape design and dark counter island This kitchen features raised panel cabinets and mullioned glass cabinets in a nice off-white color, abruptly accented by the black granite stone countertop for the kitchen island.

The walls running all around this U-shaped kitchen also features a cream and white patterned wallpaper, and the rough-grained wood planks used for the flooring tie together the whole space. The ceiling also features exposed beams with refined white cornices.

Luxury cream cabinet kitchen with green breakfast bar island and honed travertine floors This kitchen features cream-colored cabinets with black iron handles. Cream is also used in the beautiful arch moldings over the wash basin window and the plate rail above the range hood. The centerpiece, topped with a trio of crystal glass pendants, is made of a distressed wood base in green tones and Neoclassical carvings and a cream granite stone countertop.

The honed travertine floors laid out in a random course bring together all the elements of this cream-colored country style kitchen.

Cream cabinet traditional kitchen with augusta white marble counter and narrow island This traditional luxe kitchen features cream-colored raised panel cabinets, drawers and architraves matched with polished brass hardware and cornices. The countertops feature a heavy Augusta White marble stone finish and the kitchen island is topped with a large copper and crystal chandelier.

The backsplash features a selection of stone-finished subway tiles while the flooring is in a honed stone tile laid diagonally. Accents in Moroccan blue are apparent in the small area rugs within the U-shaped kitchen and are repeated in the curtains by the living area.

Traditional kitchen with cream recessed panel cabinets and dark wood island with calacatta gold marble This simple yet elegant design features recessed panel cream kitchen cabinets, cornices, plate rails, and a large double door refrigerator with crisper done in the same style. The light tones of the cabinets are offset by the warm beige backsplash tiles and dark wooden panels and scroll-shaped brackets used for the kitchen island base. The countertops are in a Calacatta gold marble, an accent to the plainer off-white tiles used for the flooring.

Cream cabinet kitchen with gray granite counter island This beautiful beach cottage-style kitchen features simple cream-colored raised panel cabinets with petite silver handles and classic white subway tile backsplash. The home’s open plan layout is such that the L-shaped kitchen’s double-level bar faces out into the large picture windows in the living area and overlooks the beautiful ocean views.

The ocean view is mirrored in the pale blue used for the walls, which give the kitchen a cozy, cottage feel. Other elements contributing to the style are the white travertine kitchen tiles with matching black tile border around the kitchen island. Standing out from the light-colored kitchen are the grey granite used for the countertops.

Large kitchen with cream cabinets and under cabinet lighting This traditional-style kitchen, with its raised panel cream-colored cabinetry and glass-mullioned shelves is bathed in a warm, golden light thanks to the warm white under cabinet lighting installed. Besides the beautiful glow it causes, under cabinet lighting is effective in lighting up task-heavy spaces on the black granite countertops.

The small brown porcelain tiles for the backsplash are also used for the floor, and the large center kitchen island with hanging range hood provides a lot of space for cooking, food preparation, and even socialization.

Modern kitchen with cream cabinets and breakfast bar island This modern kitchen features clean, linear lines and flushed cream-colored kitchen cabinets and drawers with minimalist chrome-finished handles. White was used for the base color of walls, the tiled backsplash and the white quartz countertops.

Slim-lined chrome-finished fixtures and appliances also add to the modern vibe along with the black modern-style barstools and light wood finished door to the side. A plain beige tile used for the flooring ties the whole cream-colored modern kitchen together and provides warmth.

Cream cabinet kitchen with black soapstone counter island This traditional kitchen comes with cream-colored raised panel cabinets matched with an off-white subway tile backsplash lit by under cabinet lights. The countertops for the L-shaped kitchen is also in a beige stone finish, and is laden with the farmhouse style wash basin by the window, topped with an antique style wrought iron lamp.

Warm wood fills in the lightness of the cream colors in the wooden floor planks, kitchen door and wood used for the decorated range hood and kitchen island base. The kitchen island’s countertop also comes in a bolder black soapstone.

Cream color cabinet kitchen with island chandelier and dining table This classic kitchen features cream-colored raised panel cabinets and drawers with black metal handles that match the antique silhouettes of the black metal wash basin faucets. The backsplash and countertops also come in shades of beige, with a granite stone countertop and sandstone tiles for the backsplash. A darker wood tone was used for the strip flooring while an antique crystal and copper candelabra hangs over the L-shaped kitchen’s island bench.

Elegant kitchen with cream cabinets with raised panel design and decorative oven hood This Old Southern-style kitchen features beautiful vine carvings in-laid over the range hood’s decorative architrave centered over a stainless steel stove top with marble subway tile backsplash. On either side are rusticated undercounter drawers and glass paneled hanging cabinets in a beautiful cream color.

The countertop of this section is a polished black soapstone surface that is complemented by the beige granite stone used for the kitchen island that features a farmhouse sink. The kitchen’s ceiling has exposed beams treated with a dark wood stain that matches with the antique style cast iron lamp candelabra hanging over the kitchen island.

L shaped kitchen with cream cabinets and island This simple traditional kitchen starts off with an off-white shade for its recessed panel cabinets and drawers with small chrome-finished handles. The Calacatta marble countertops match with the small white and grey mosaic tile used for the backsplash as well as the slight green tinge used for the kitchen walls.

A warm heavy-grained wood was used for the floor planks to act as a heavy element to the light colors all around the kitchen. The kitchen isand is topped with an antique oiled brass chandelier.
Rustic kitchen with cream cabinets and beige granite counters with olive green island This rustic kitchen combines distressed olive green drawers and cabinets on the kitchen island with antiquated cream-colored raised panel cabinets and drawers on the wall mounted cabinets. The ceiling features heavy, exposed wooden beams in a dark wood finish and a hanging wrought iron decorative candelabra.

The two distressed wood casework bodied islands are topped with beige speckled granite countertops and are situated in a kitchen with dark, rough-grained wood plank flooring. The distressed look gives the design a reclaimed wood island style that offers elegance and character.

Traditional cream cabinet kitchen with white quartz countertop This traditional kitchen features beige-colored cabinets with raised panel farmhouse cabinets. Stainless steel appliances are recessed into the bulky casework, while white beadboard strips are in-laid under the kitchen island countertop in speckled beige granite stone.

A beige sandstone tile is used for the kitchen backsplash and is featured as a larger tile for the flooring. The dark brown woven barstools add warmth and a tropical tone to the kitchen.

Beautiful kitchen with cream cabinetry and 6 burner stove This beautiful kitchen features a lot of copper accessories starting with the antiquated circular wash basin with matching counter-mounted faucet on the kitchen island. The kitchen island is also lit with a trio of frivolous antique glass pendant lamps and culminates in a black iron chandelier over the dining table by the large French window terrace.

The cream-colored wood finish for the drawers and cabinets are also used in the plate rail with decorative scroll-shaped brackets over the range hood. Under that, warm white downlights illuminate a basket-weave tile backsplash.

Traditional kitchen with breakfast bar peninsula and cream color cabinets The raised panel cream-colored cabinets in this traditional style kitchen are in the same finish as the raised paneling and scroll-shaped brackets used in the kitchen island. The kitchen island is decked with four wrought iron barstools with red upholstery and faces a black granite stone countertop. The black countertop is countered by the bright cream-colored tiles used for the backsplash. The warm wood finish of the strip wood flooring brings warmth and light to the monochrome space.

Traditional kitchen with cream cabinets, white cabinet breakfast bar with absolute black granite This traditional kitchen starts with a tri-level breakfast niche featuring white raised panel cabinetry and black quartz countertops used as a counter, breakfast bar and wash basin area. This area is topped with a pair of black industrial ceiling lamps.

Separated by yellowish wood plank flooring, the other side of the kitchen features antiquated cream-colored raised panel cabinets, drawers and range hood cover with a mosaic tile backsplash. The center island also takes on a different tone, using a darker wood for its base and topping off with a beige speckled granite stone countertop.

Traditional kitchen with cream color cabinets, decorative wood island and ceramic tile floors This traditional off white country kitchen comes with cream-colored raised panel kitchens and drawers. This finish was also used for the arched coves over the window and range hood and its accompanying plate rail above it. Also used on the decorative scroll-shaped brackets on the base of the beige speckled granite kitchen island countertop, the kitchen centers around a bronze lampshade candelabra hanging from the ceiling. To add warmth, a dark beige tile was used for the kitchen backsplash, while a lighter shade was used for the floor tiles.

U shaped kitchen with cream cabinets and dark wood island with beige granite counters The kitchen island’s beige speckled granite countertop is held up by a dark wooden base with pedestals. Although featuring the same speckled beige granite stone, the built-ups on the sides of the kitchen feature white raised panel cabinets and drawers and cream-colored walls. This speckled beige granite was also used for the backsplash and was offset by a lighter beige porcelain tile for the floors.

Kitchen with cream cabinets, integrated refrigerator, custom island and hardwood floors This u-shaped kitchen with cream cabinets has an integrated refrigerator and large beige granite counter island. Rich hardwood floors and a vintage bronze tray ceiling give this room a warm elegant vibe. Square cream color backsplash tile provide continuity and match the rooms overall design aesthetic.

Contemporary kitchen with cream cabinets, gray island and sliding barn door This Contemporary barn kitchen starts off with plain recessed panel cream kitchen cabinets and drawers with simple chrome-finished handles and cream-colored granite stone countertops for the back wall.

The diagonally-installed white subway tiles on the backsplash, dark wood strip flooring, black stone countertop for the long kitchen island and its accompanying wood base in pale grey are barn-typical elements done in a Contemporary fashion.

The minimalist sliding barn door with black metal rail and the trio of hanging bell jar pendants over the island further reflect this Contemporary barn aesthetic.

French provincial kitchen with cream mullion cabinets and gold trim This French Provincial kitchen decked out with cream and gold gilded cabinetry makes an elegant statement. Glass door cabinets, hidden refrigerator, and custom range hood above a stainless steel topped island are just a few of the standout features of this design.

Modern open kitchen with sleek cream cabinets and wood tile flooring This modern kitchen showcase glossy cream cabinets with a quartz countertop and looped pendant lighting. Wood tile flooring throughout the space provides plenty of contrast. While high end appliances and an oversized kitchen island offer plenty of high-end luxury.

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Written by Rachel - Interior Designer

Rachel Razal-Padilla is an experienced interior designer with a demonstrated history in creating dynamic and functional living spaces. She finished her Bachelor of Science (BS) Interior Design degree at the University of the Philippine Diliman in 2008 and passed her Interior Designer licensure exam in the same year.


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  1. There is a cream toned kitchen above with quartz countertop. We have cream cabinets and are trying to find a coordinating countertop. Can you tell me what the countertop is? It may be white but talks about a cream kitchen

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