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Which Colour Will Work With My Cream Kitchen Units?

If you’re keen on cream for your cookspace, but not sure what to team it with, check out these ideas for inspiration

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Cream cabinets give a kitchen a warm, inviting feel, and the shade is soft enough to complement many different colours. From deep blue to calming sage, take a look at these combinations.

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Team with: blue
Blue is the ideal colour for giving a fun, contemporary feel to your cream cabinets. The neutral units around the perimeter of this kitchen are pared-back and elegant, and would have worked alone as a chic, sophisticated scheme. However, the designers have decided to give the room a bold, modern twist with their choice of bright blue for the island.

Blue is on the cool end of the colour spectrum, so it complements the warm tones of the cream.

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Team with: red
Bring out the warm tones in cream by pairing it with bright red. The two colours work well together, because red brings zing to cream surfaces, while ivory hues give a mellow warmth to bright red.

This bold splashback adds interest to the sleek, contemporary units and gives the space a cosy look. The addition of wood-effect cabinets and a solid wood table also boosts the earthy feel.

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Team with: black and white
Give a warmer feel to a black-and-white palette by mixing in some cream. Here, traditional Shaker-style units frame the jet black worktop and marble splashback. The slick combination of black and white looks contemporary and minimal, but the cream colour changes the feel completely.

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Team with: white
If you want a clean, fresh look, don’t be afraid to keep your colour scheme neutral. Here, cream units are teamed with walls painted and tiled in crisp white. The pale hues are warmed up by the wooden surfaces on the worktops and floor, and vivid shades are added with a few brightly coloured accessories.

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Team with: bright green
Soft cream is the perfect backdrop to tone down bold shades. The green in this kitchen, for example, is wonderfully vivid, but could be too striking for some. However, the cream units help to mute the bold tones slightly for a space that feels warm, natural and fresh.

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Team with: orange
These cashmere kitchen units have a gentle tone that feels soft and pared-back. To give the space added zing, the designers have complemented the plain cream cabinets with a few striking orange accents. The plastic stool and citrus-coloured pendant look vivid against the mellow hues elsewhere.

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Team with: sage
For a colour that’s as soft and gentle as your cream units, you can’t go wrong with sage green. This kitchen is beautifully calm with its mix of ivory wall units and pale green island. The warm tones in both colours work well together to create a tranquil, elegant space.

Tell us…
Have you chosen cream cabinets for your kitchen? Which colours will you team with them? Share your thoughts and ideas in the Comments section.
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