Your kitchen is likely one of the most used spaces in your home and should be reflective of your individual tastes and style. Updating the cabinets in your kitchen can make a huge difference in your space. Choosing cabinet colors to pair with your white appliances can seem like a big decision. We have done the work to bring you a concise list of cabinet colors that are popularly paired with white appliances.
White is the ultimate in light neutral colors and is extremely versatile. While no actual rules exist regarding what colors to pair with white appliances, there are popular color combinations that other homeowners and experts recommend. These include:
- Light natural wood
- Dark natural wood
- Gray and white
- Black and white
- Blue and brown
Choosing a color for your cabinets may be one of the biggest decisions that you will have to make during the course of your kitchen remodel, but you probably have more questions too. But don't worry, because in this guide, we'll talk at length about cabinets and appliances. Just keep reading!
Best Cabinet Colors For White Appliances
Crisp and clean, white is a color that will never go out of style and has recently become a huge trend in kitchen decorating. All-white kitchens are widely popular due to their timeless yet modern, clean, and simple look.
White, while sometimes impractical for family living, is a vividly bright neutral that creates an expansive look, but can sometimes look sterile and cold. Consider using accent pieces such as the gray-colored countertops and floors to add some color to your all-white palette and elevate the look of your space.
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For a shade that is just slightly warmer than white, neutral tones can offer a subtle yet enchanting contrast to stark white tones. These neutral-toned walls and cabinets are a rich creamy backdrop that warmly contrasts the white appliances and trim.
The deep orange-brown floors add a toasty dose of color to this neutral-colored palette. Using simple monochromatic prints such as the black and white print curtains in the kitchen below can add a sense of detail and completeness to your design scheme.
Light Natural Wood
Natural tones of wood can add a warm nature-inspired mood to your space. Using this color for your kitchen cabinets can give your space an airy luminous feel. Light natural wood makes a subtle but beautiful contrast to white appliances. The dark-colored countertops in the kitchen pictured below provide the perfect amount of depth and detail to this light color combination.
Dark Natural Wood
Deep natural tones can add a warm woodsy feel to your space. Powerful and elegant, dark colors can inspire confidence and add a luxurious tone to your room. The deep traditional chocolate brown stained cabinets sharply contrast the white appliances for a classy conventional look.
The variety of brown tones in the backsplash brings the light colors of the walls and floors and the deep brown tones of the cabinets together for a coordinated look to this traditional neutral-colored kitchen.
Gray And White
Gray has recently become one of the most popular colors in home decor. Two-toned cabinets have also recently become a popular trend in kitchen decorating. For a trendy look, consider cabinets such as these two-toned gray and white cabinets for an expansive dimensional look. By using white-colored and glass doors for the upper cabinets, this space feels less closed off and a bit bigger.
Black And White
There is no other pairing quite like black and white. A bold contrast of two opposite neutrals, the black and white combination is striking and dramatic yet traditional and classic. The black and white combination cabinets allow the white appliances to blend into the color scheme. The unique floral backsplash makes the perfect focal point for this monochromatic color palette.
Blue And Brown
Vivid hues are a great way to add personality and color to your home. Blue is a bold yet dependable color that would make a great choice for your kitchen cabinet color. Combining this vibrant cool shade of blue with the warm natural orangy-brown adds an elegant yet cozy ambiance to this kitchen. The vintage-inspired look is completed using a bright white stove to lighten this blue and brown color scheme.
Inspired by nature, green is a beautifully bold but comforting color. Using this shade for the color of your kitchen cabinets brings a bit of the outdoors into your home and creates an airy fresh feel in your space. The bright grass green cabinets bring a cool contrasting shade to the white appliances and upper cabinets. Using natural greenery and similarly colored lamp shades completes the look of this room.
For a fun mix of green and blue, turquoise is a unique shade that can add charisma and character to your room. Pairing this funky color with crisp contrasting white can create a stunning look. The coordinating backsplash and countertop colors create the perfect backdrop for this serene and refreshing cabinet color. Dark floors help to balance the bright turquoise and white color combination.
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For a muted version of turquoise, mint is the perfect crisp cool shade to pair with white appliances. Mint is a chilly pastel color that can bring a calming and tranquil vibe to your space.
In this kitchen, mint cabinets are accented with rich gold hardware for a warm metallic contrast that accentuates the mint shade of the cabinets beautifully. The vibrant multi-colored rug accents the mint and white colors while bringing in some additional splashes of vivid color.
Should Kitchen Appliances Match?
While matching appliances may be visually appealing and create a cohesive look in your kitchen, sometimes matching appliances isn't a possibility. Mixing and matching appliances can help you stick to your budget and sometimes can even help save you money.
Buying similarly colored appliances in different brands is also an option in mixing and matching appliances. If similarly colored appliances are also not an option, mixing the main colors in appliances (white, black, and stainless steel) is easily done, as all of the main colors in appliances are neutral and very versatile.
Can You Mix White And Stainless Appliances In A Kitchen?
Replacing all appliances at once is sometimes, as we discussed earlier, not a practical idea. White and stainless steels are both neutrals and extremely versatile colors, adding the perfect crisp brightness to pretty much any color palette.
Because they are both such versatile colors, mixing white and stainless appliances is easily done. Pairing white and stainless appliances can give your kitchen a completely unique look and may save you money.
What Color Kitchen Cabinets Are Easiest To Keep Clean?
Although darker-colored cabinets may make your kitchen seem slightly smaller than light-colored cabinets, they are easier to keep clean. Darker colored paints and stains on most surfaces, including cabinets, tend to hide dust and dirt easier than lighter colors. While all-white kitchens may be trendy, white cabinets are the hardest color of cabinets to keep clean. Distressing white cabinets can help you hide dust and dirt.
Should Cabinet Hardware Match Appliances?
Visually, matching cabinet hardware to your appliances is appealing. With so many available color options in cabinet hardware, there's no reason to limit yourself when it comes to choosing one.
Unique colors in hardware, like copper or bronze, can add an unmatched look to your space. While matching your cabinet hardware to your appliances isn't necessary, choosing hardware that will complement the rest of your room, including appliances, can give your home a cohesive look.
The decor in your kitchen should be reflective of the styles and tastes of you and your family. Decorating your kitchen should be a task that allows you to have fun and be creative in planning your perfect space. We hope that the selection of kitchen cabinets helps you to narrow down your choices.
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