Cream kitchens are one of the most popular styles – with other colours such as ivory, off-white and buttermilk also popular choices. This colour lends itself to a number of decorating styles, from rustic to contemporary. A new kitchen is a huge investment, so its no surprise that so many of us opt for a shade that will stand the test of time.
You might choose an ultra-modern glossy cream kitchen that combines streamlined cabinetry with the latest appliances, or perhaps use painted cream cupboards to transform a cottage kitchen that has low ceilings.
Neutral cream is also the perfect backdrop for accent colours. Add pops of colour to a cream kitchen with patterned blinds and seat cushions, pendant lighting and cookware. Take a browse through our gallery of beautiful decorating ideas and find a cream kitchen thats the right fit for your home. If you like the neutral look, check out our round up of the best grey kitchens around.
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If you want to create the perfect family kitchen, be inspired by this modern cream kitchen. This open-plan design has ample worktop space for food preparation, a stainless-steel range cooker and chic white metro tiles. Built in an extension, the units curve round to form a breakfast bar for a casual eating space, with stylish pale blue pendant lights above.
In a farmhouse choose a kitchen design that complements the original features in your home. Here cream cabinetry and pale stone flooring blend seamlessly with the vaulted ceiling and exposed wood beams. The island unit has been painted in coordinating stone and accents of pink and purple have been added with fuchsia pendant lamps, glassware and a pretty patterned blind.
Could this be your dream kitchen? We just love the sleek, made-to-measure cabinetry and curved island in this sunny, light-filled room. Here a cream colour scheme has been chosen for the walls, painted cupboards, island unit and flooring. Reflective surfaces including worktops, a glass dining table and polished flooring allow light to bounce around the room, which has a lovely garden view.
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A cream painted kitchen is the perfect choice for a cottage with low ceilings, as it makes the space feel light and open. Create this look with Shaker-style base cabinets, cream wall tiles and pale flagstone flooring. If you have space, an Aga will suit a country kitchen perfectly. As an alternative to wall cupboards, install a kitchen island in centre of the room to provide plenty of storage.
Go for a contemporary, urban look by opting for handleless cream gloss units this sleek design is perfect for galley kitchens, such as those in Victorian properties. Add extra reflective surfaces with a coloured glass splashback and granite worktop. Built-in appliances fitted at eye level give the kitchen units a streamlined feel, while rich wood flooring adds warmth.
Why not opt for freestanding furniture instead of fitted kitchen units? Choose pieces such as a painted cream sideboard for storage, a dresser where you can display favourite china and glassware, and a large farmhouse table surrounded by spindle chairs for family meals. Fit shelves instead of wall cupboards for kilner jars, cookware and serving dishes touches of copper, pink and stone bring this country kitchen scheme to life.
In a modern home, choose a cream kitchen to create a bright and summery feel. Combine cream units with black worktops for a practical, family kitchen and choose glass doors for two of the cupboards to display your prettiest tableware. If you have space, add a small breakfast table and choose a pretty tablecloth in pale blue polka-dot or vintage floral fabric.
This rustic farmhouse kitchen is the perfect mix of old and new. Fitted cupboards flank a traditional range cooker, which is tucked into an alcove. Wooden beams and walls are painted ivory to keep the look as light as possible and a freestanding sideboard is a great storage alternative to wall cabinets. A butchers block-style table makes a great centerpiece and is practical for everyday use.
For a café-style kitchen combine cream walls and cabinetry with an area decorated with blackboard paint and never forget anything on your shopping list ever again! Keep the look light and cheerful with cream painted base units and a practical wooden worktop. Continue the warm wood tones with dining furniture, then add black and copper accessories as a finish touch.
Go for cheery retro style! Cream is the perfect backdrop to a vintage-style decorating scheme. This country kitchen has a range cooker set into the chimneybreast, framed with a tiled splashback and painted wood overmantel shelf. Add a playful look with printed textiles in fun designs such as teacups, or classic red-and-white checks, and use shelves to display enamel kitchen signs and quirky memorabilia.
Do you like our pick of cream kitchens? Which one is your favourite?