Asked on May 31, 2017

What WHITE paint color goes well with white appliances?

by Deb
I want to paint my kitchen white and we are putting butcher block on the cabinet top. I have been wanting a white kitchen since childhood when I admired my grandmother's kitchen. My appliances are white. Because I am using shades of aqua and teal in my living/dining room (which you can see from my kitchen) I do not want to paint my cabinets a color like some people do who have white appliances. I don't want it to look too busy with too much color because I have a very small house. I have a driftwood look in my vinyl plank floors, and my dining chairs (with white table) and kitchen island are shades aqua and teal. I am going for neutrals everywhere else for a natural environment (example: bamboo Roman shades) with lots of plants and ocean colors here and there. My heart is set on clean white kitchen cabinets. I have seen cabinets painted the wrong white and they look terrible with white appliances. I am determined to find the right white! What colors have others used successfully?
  4 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 01, 2017

    Love that look! Your kitchen is going to look so clean  China White by Benjamin Moore is a favorite. It comes out great for a kitchen.

    • Deb Deb on Jun 01, 2017

      Thanks so much. I am buying paint samples to try in my kitchen, so I will add this color to my short list. I really appreciate the advice.

  • Donna Donna on Jun 01, 2017

    Palest aqua or teal for the lower cabinets & white for the upper ones, maybe w a glass front or two, would ease the transition between other rooms, floor & counter tops & the white appliances...hard in a small house. (Also a "beachy color" & you will be looking at the upper cabinets more when you're in there!)

    Sherwin Williams Extra White in their ProClassic series is especially for cabinets & the purest white ever. Perfect match w my Amana stove & Maytag refrigerator!

    • Deb Deb on Jun 01, 2017

      I have seen this combination in magazines and it's beautiful, but I thought it would look too busy in my small house. On second thought, perhaps not! I like what you said about the color combo easing the transition between the other rooms, floors, etc. Great idea! You are absolutely correct about looking at the upper cabinets more than the lower ones. I never thought of that! Thanks for the tip on Sherwin Williams Extra White. I will certainly try a sample. I appreciate your advice very much.

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on Jun 01, 2017

    Valspar Ultra white cabinet enamel made especially for kitchen cabinets is what we used. We couldn't be happier with the results. Beautiful and so easily cleaned with soap and water.

  • Deb Deb on Jun 01, 2017

    Thanks! I will check it out! I appreciate your response!