Painted Kitchen Cabinets: White Color Options


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!

Jump to Colors Below:
Chantilly Lace · White Dove · Vapor · More…

  “Chantilly Lace” (Benjamin Moore OC-65)

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…

CLICK HERE TO GO TO BM’S OFFICIAL ‘CHANTILLY LACE’ PAGE (new window) – MORE PHOTOS AND COLOR INFORMATION

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.

Chantilly Lace Painted Kitchen Cabinetry

NOT OUR WORK: This Image was found Online. These Cabinets are Painted in Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore. Paint Product and Finish are Unknown, though.


Kitchen Cabinet Painting Refinishing Service in Chatham NJ by CraftPro Contracting

CLICK TO ENLARGE. These Kitchen Cabinets were Painted by CraftPro Contracting. Originally Stained Wood with a Heavy Clear Coat. NOW PAINTED IN ‘CHANTILLY LACE’ IN BENJAMIN MOORE’S ‘ADVANCE’ IN A ‘SATIN’ FINISH.

Kitchen Cabinet Painting Refinishing Service in Chatham NJ by CraftPro Contracting

CLICK TO ENLARGE. These Kitchen Cabinets were Painted by CraftPro Contracting. Originally Stained Wood with a Heavy Clear Coat. NOW PAINTED IN ‘CHANTILLY LACE’ IN BENJAMIN MOORE’S ‘ADVANCE’ IN A ‘SATIN’ FINISH.

These Cabinets Were Painted by Us in Chatham, NJ. Cabinet Color: ‘Chantilly Lace’ | Cabinet Finish: Satin | Cabinet Paint: ‘Advance’


  “White Dove” (Benjamin Moore OC-17)

“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

CLICK HERE TO GO TO BM’S OFFICIAL ‘WHITE DOVE’ PAGE (new window) – MORE PHOTOS AND COLOR INFORMATION

Photos of “White Dove” Painted Rooms, Cabinets, Etc.

Before & After: TV Cabinet Painting Refinishing painted with Benjamin Moore ADVANCE in a Satin Finish with WHITE DOVE color by CraftPro Contracting

Before & After: TV Cabinet Painting Refinishing. Originally Stained Wood. NOW: Painted with Benjamin Moore ‘Advance’ in color ‘White Dove’ in a Satin finish.



Professional Cabinet Painting by CraftPro Contracting in Morris County area Morristown, NJ 07960

TV Cabinet Painting Refinishing. Originally Stained Wood. NOW: Painted with Benjamin Moore ‘Advance’ in color ‘White Dove’ in a Satin finish.



fireplace mantle and surround painted with specialty paint by CraftPro Contracting professional painting and home improvement services in the Morris County New Jersey area.

New Wooden Fireplace Surround Painted with Benjamin Moore’s Advance in ‘White Dove’ with a Satin Finish. NOTICE HOW THE SATIN FINISH IN THIS PAINT IS AS GLOSSY AS SEMI-GLOSS IN OTHER PAINTS



White Dove Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Click to Enlarge. Not our work, found online. These Cabinets are ‘White Dove’ color but the finish and the paint product are unknown. You Can see how Much Warmer it is Compared to the Previous White. This can be good, or it could clash with any yellow-ish colored fixtures in the kitchen, though we have never seen that happen.


  “Vapor” (by BM: AF-35)

“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.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO BM’S OFFICIAL ‘VAPOR’ PAGE (new window) – MORE PHOTOS AND COLOR INFORMATION

Photos of “Vapor” Painted Cabinets, Island, Pantry and Vanity by CraftPro:

All of the Images Below are of Cabinetry, Etc. Painted by CraftPro Contracting:

Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Painting. Color: Vapor. Paint: Advance by BM. Finish: Satin.

CLICK TO ENLARGE. Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Painting by CraftPro: Color is “Vapor” in Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE Cabinet Paint with a SATIN finish.



Re-Painted Kitchen Island in Morristown, NJ 07960 with Decorative Corbels & Cabinet Refinishing by CraftPro Contracting

Re-Painted Kitchen Island in Morristown, NJ 07960 with Decorative Corbels: Color is “Vapor” in Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE Cabinet Paint with a SATIN finish.



Cabinet Refinished & Painted: dark-stained wood sanded and primed with BIN shellac stain-blocker. Finished with Benjamin Moore ADVANCE waterborne alkyd cabinet paint in a Satin finish.

Morristown Cabinet Refinished & Painted: dark-stained cherry wood originally. Then: Color is “Vapor” in Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE Cabinet Paint with a SATIN finish.



Morristown kitchen pantry was dark-stained wood. CraftPro refinished this cabinet with thorough sanding, shellac-base priming and specialty waterborne alkyd paint.

Morristown kitchen pantry was dark-stained cherry wood. CraftPro refinished this cabinet with thorough sanding, shellac-base priming and specialty waterborne alkyd paint. Color is “Vapor” in Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE Cabinet Paint with a SATIN finish.



Refinished and Painted Kitchen Cabinetry by CraftPro Contracting in Morristown, NJ 07960.

Professional Cabinet Refinishing in Morristown, NJ: Color is “Vapor” in Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE Cabinet Paint with a SATIN finish.



bathroom cabinets refinished and painted with benjamin moore advance in morristown nj 07960

Cabinetry Painted by CraftPro. Originally Stained Cherry. Now: Color is “Vapor” in Benjamin Moore’s ADVANCE Cabinet Paint with a SATIN finish.



  Coming Soon: ‘Decorator’s White’ and more…