White Painted Cabinetry is a Modern Kitchen Design Trend that is in High Demand. With Literally Hundreds of Shades of White to Choose from, Many Homeowners Rely on the Expertise of Color Experts, Interior Designers, and Decorators. We are NOT Color Experts and We Don’t Pretend to Be:
Thanks to Our Frequent Collaborations with Two Incredibly Talented Color Experts, Amy Wax and Donna Frasca, We Have a lot of Experience with a Handful of White Colors. Below Are Some Examples of those Colors, Descriptions, and What We Think of Them.
Keep in Mind that My Specific Knowledge of the more “Technical” Aspects of these Colors is the Result of What I Have Learned from the Color Experts’ Sharing of their Knowledge and from my Use of these Colors in the Various Instances Described Below. I Hope this Helps!
Chantilly Lace is a wildly popular crisp, clean white – and a big favorite of Amy Wax (more about her at the bottom of this page). I had never used it before she included it as part of a color scheme on one of our first collaborations. Since then we have used it many times, on cabinetry specifically.
Benjamin Moore says:
As delicate and refined as the lace it was named after, this crisp, clean white evokes images of pure silk, soft linens, and simpler times…
I’m not sure how a color an “evoke images of simpler times” but I know that this white is a crisp and clean white with very little saturation in undertones, meaning it is very versatile: there is less of a chance of clashing with some other color. Whereas other whites may have some serious undertone that becomes very noticeable when paired with some furnishing or color that brings it out, Chantilly Lace is a really pure white: ‘unspoiled’ would be a great way to describe it. It is as neutral as white can be and white is about as neutral as colors can be. Here are some photos of both our work using Chantilly Lace and some photos I snatched of the internet…
Photos of “Chantilly Lace” Painted Rooms, Cabinets, Etc.
These Cabinets Were Painted by Us in Chatham, NJ. Cabinet Color: ‘Chantilly Lace’ | Cabinet Finish: Satin | Cabinet Paint: ‘Advance’
“White Dove” is a classic go-to color for people looking for a white that is a little less “sterile” than stock white or Chantilly Lace and a little more “warm”. We’ve used this color many times before – on cabinets and elsewere. It’s undoubtedly white, but it has undertones of yellow/cream.
Benjamin Moore says:
Unerring style defines this classic, softly shaded white. Light and Luminous, it is a Favorite Choice for Moldings and Trims
Photos of “White Dove” Painted Rooms, Cabinets, Etc.
“Vapor” is part of Benjamin Moore’s signature ‘Affinity’ color collection. In the cabinets we painted below it was picked specifically by our color expert in our collaboration and used for both the kitchen island, the cabinets and also a bathroom vanity that was stained cherry wood
Benjamin Moore says this about their “Affinity” Color Collection: Vapor is part of the Affinity Color collection. A sophisticated palette of harmonious hues designed to express your color vision with confidence. Our most recent introduction of 144 beautiful colors was designed expressly so that each color works seamlessly on its own or in combination with any other color in the Affinity palette. All of the Images Below are of Cabinetry, Etc. Painted by CraftPro Contracting:
Photos of “Vapor” Painted Cabinets, Island, Pantry and Vanity by CraftPro:
Benjamin Moore says this about their “Affinity” Color Collection:
Vapor is part of the Affinity Color collection. A sophisticated palette of harmonious hues designed to express your color vision with confidence. Our most recent introduction of 144 beautiful colors was designed expressly so that each color works seamlessly on its own or in combination with any other color in the Affinity palette.
All of the Images Below are of Cabinetry, Etc. Painted by CraftPro Contracting: