Be inspired by a classic cream painted kitchen

Looking for kitchen inspiration? Beautiful Kitchens takes you around this classic cream hand-painted kitchen with tulipwood furniture and dark granite surfaces. For more kitchen tours and expert advice, visit

Stunning hand-painted tulipwood furniture creates a light-filled scheme in this open-plan kitchen. Built in to the floor-to-ceiling units, smart appliances provide various cooking options.

1/10 Cream painted kitchen

cream painted kitchen

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

Furniture and cabinetry
Bespoke by Edwin Loxley


2/10 Peninsula unit

kitchen with peninsula unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

The pale cabinetry is accentuated by sumptuous walnut cornicing and plinths, and a number of windows and doors opening onto the garden flood the space with daylight.

Furniture paint
Cream by Dulux

3/10 Breakfast bar

kitchen with breakfast bar and stools

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

Topped with striking Tan Brown granite, the curved peninsula is the perfect spot for guests to linger with a glass of wine while meals are prepared.

Similar stools
Bueno at Simply Bar Stools

4/10 Display cabinet

kitchen with display cabinet and dresser

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

Finished in the same shade as the rest of the units, this art deco-style display cabinet stores a collection of pretty glassware.

Bespoke by Edwin Loxley

5/10 Marble floor

kitchen with pale marble floor tiles and cream units

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

Pale marble floor tiles complement the cream units and enhance the feeling of light and space.

Similar flooring

6/10 Hob area

kitchen with hob area and extractor hood

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

Dark granite worktops and splashback provide contrast to the lightly coloured cabinets and tie in with the walnut plinths.

30mm Tan Brown from Frontier Marble & Granite
Extractor hood

7/10 Main sink

kitchen with white ceramic sink and tap

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

To contrast with the mottled granite worksurfaces, this wet area consists of a cool white ceramic sink. A simple C-spout tap with bell-style levers is partnered by a separate pull-out rinse.

Villeroy & Boch
Perrin & Rowe

8/10 Wine cooler

kitchen with wine cooler

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

Sited next to the dining area for easy access when entertaining, a sleek wine cooler stores bottles at the optimum temperature for drinking.

Wine cooler

9/10 Storage drawers

kitchen with deep pull out drawers for storing crockery as well as heavy pots and pans

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

Deep pull-out drawers beneath the hob are perfectly sited for storing crockery as well as heavy pots and pans. Their curved design echoes the bowed style of the smart handles.

Similar handles

10/10 Peninsula sink

kitchen with peninsula sink and tap

(Image credit: Future PLC/James Underton)

To provide continuity within a spacious room, the same classic tap has been used both for the main wet area and the peninsula. A vast drum cupboard below offers plenty of extra storage space for larger items.

Perrin & Rowe

Looking for more kitchen inspiration? Take a look round our other kitchen tours for more ideas to steal, or keep up-to-date with all our latest tricks, tips and advice on Twitter and Facebook.

Thea Babington-Stitt
Assistant Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.