Return to the Building a Home Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Would this look okay?

Posted by farmhousegirl (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 29, 12 at 0:43

I don't want a stark white kitchen...would prefer something soft cream. Would it be weird to do bright white trim throughout the entire house, but cream painted kitchen cabinets?

Buckhead, did you do that creamy color on all your trimwork?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Would this look okay?

I've got the opposite--soft creamy trim throughout the house with white perimeter cabinets (island is stained a merlot color) in the kitchen that is open to the family room. Doing the trim white & the cabs creamy is definitely done more often. Either way looks stunning! If you're painting cabinets vs. installing new prefinished ones, be sure to check out SW 'Creamy'.

Hope this helps!


 o
RE: Would this look okay?

farmhousegirl, I did the creamy white (SW Creamy with the black removed) in most of the trim in the house. In my master bath and the black and white kids' bathrooms, the creamy didn't work, so I used another white there. Where I transitioned from Creamy to "Mystic White", I just painted one side of the door jamb or cased opening one color and the other side the new color and painted the face the predominant color.

I think it will be fine to do what you are talking about. One word of caution, though. I was a little nervous about the creams. I really thought I wanted *white* throughout the house. Now I realize that my furniture goes better with the cream, it is easier to coordinate fabrics for window treatments with the cream, and (shhh, don't tell) the cream doesn't show dirt and dust as much. For example, I'm amazed at how much more the pollen shows up on the white of the porch trim vs. the cream of the windowsills in the breakfast nook.

Hope this helps!


 o
RE: Would this look okay?

My trim throughout the house is SW Creamy. My cabinets are Vintage Lace, a Wood Mode color. They are both an off white color, but do not match.

I know it's personal preference, but if it's a farm house look you are going for, I like the warmer colors better.


 o
RE: Would this look okay?

My SW Creamy kitchen cabinets were just delivered to the house. I love them. My trim will match, though.


 o
RE: Would this look okay?

I think it's personal preference. We are choosing to match the trim to the soft white cabinets. But, that's mainly bc we have crown molding in the kitchen, and it's going to wrap around the stone above the range. I did't want the crown on the stone to be a different white then the cabinet below. And, that led to just picking a white to match the cabs


 o
RE: Would this look okay?

Try looking at some warm whites...not cream, but not stark, either. I'd paint the cabinets and the trim, the same color...but everyone has different styles :)


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Building a Home Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here