Kitchen cabinets - white or greige?

Posted August 06, 2011 by Christina






Okay so here is my question..  do you like the cabinets in a greige with white walls or do you like the walls in grey with white cabinets?  This is a dilemma, because I really like the color on the cabinets but it is a complete commitment.  While if you paint the walls you can change that a bit more easily. 

I loved the color on the cabinets in the top picture, Farrow and Ball of course!

What do you think?

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Farrow and Ball:
Hardwick White
Lamproom Grey


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39 Comments

Carla

I had the same dilemma….I finally went with the greige cabinets….and white is not as warm as the greige. Love my results!

Mon May 30 06:39:52 2016

Merrybe

Have it both ways … don’t be safe! Greige cabinets are warm and more interesting … and gorgeous with the grey on the walls with white accents – especially with stainless, nickel, even a bit of copper here and there … mmm!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:56 2014

The enchanted home

The first pic gets my vote..love that color, its so rich and warm and the stark white feels a little boring and predicatable.

Fri Oct 17 14:58:56 2014

Dawn-Hydrangea Home

I love the color on the cabinets in the first pic but I love the brightness of the white kitchen. Good luck!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:56 2014

Laurie

I love the gray, but the white looks so crisp and clean and the gray walls pop against the white cabinets! Tough, tough decision…

Fri Oct 17 14:58:55 2014

*maren*

the coloured cabinets look great but i would prefer coloured walls because it is easier to change again sometimes

Fri Oct 17 14:58:55 2014

shesnomartha

I LOVE both, but I always worry about the white cabinets getting dirty. If anyone under the age of 25 in your house, that may be a concern…if not – go for it! I really LOVE both looks!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:55 2014

The Huntress

I would vote for white cabinets with greige walls :) Good luck!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:55 2014

eclecticrevisited

oh my..love the greige cabinets..but maybe Merrybe said it best!!
best,
maureen

Fri Oct 17 14:58:55 2014

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio

Love the grey on the cabinets!!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:54 2014

takelifewithagrainofchocolate

Greige with white walls. :)

Fri Oct 17 14:58:54 2014

oldblackcatboo

I think you should do greige with white walls.

Because I’M doing white with GREY walls!
tee hee!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:54 2014

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut

Ok…I’m thinking the name of your blog isn’t ‘White…’

But that being said, I like the white cabs with painted walls better. Just me.

Fri Oct 17 14:58:54 2014

Foundation Design

no question – go greige cabinets!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:53 2014

Donna Frasca ♋

I’d put a greige on the walls and keep the cabinets a rich wood stain which is better for resale value.

Fri Oct 17 14:58:53 2014

Tricia

I am all for the greige cabinets ; o )

Fri Oct 17 14:58:53 2014

Lydia

I love the white cabinets and grey walls, so crisp and fresh, especially with that tiny bit of orange that really makes everything pop!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:53 2014

Mrs. Prepperoni

White with grey walls, looks so crisp and clean!

Fri Oct 17 14:58:53 2014

Gisymar

Greige for sure! Everyone is doing white… don’t you need a little grige in your life? :)

Fri Oct 17 14:58:52 2014

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd.

I can’t believe I’m saying this…have never had white cabinets…I always vote warmer…but between these two I’m voting for the white cabinets and grey walls. That kitchen is fabulous from top to bottom. Love the pop of orange in the fabric too.

Fri Oct 17 14:58:52 2014

Sheila

I like both… the greige cabinets feel warmer and cozier, but the white cabinets are so fresh and crisp. Which feeling do you want to capture in the end?

Fri Oct 17 14:58:52 2014

Kris

White cabinets with grey walls definitely!

Kris

Fri Oct 17 14:58:52 2014

Kellie Collis

Both looks wonderful! I am torn. But I guess I will go with the first one. Enjoy the lovely weekend, Kellie xx

Fri Oct 17 14:58:51 2014

Elizabeth

White cabinets grey walls. Love the image of Christopher peacocks kitchen.

Fri Oct 17 14:58:51 2014

vignette design

No question. White cabinets! Love that kitchen, and with grey walls, you get your grey fix. I’m afraid if you go with greige cabinets, you will be repainting them in about 3 years…White to me is classic.

Fri Oct 17 14:58:51 2014


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Defined

greige: (gra, grège, gray)
adj: not bleached or dyed;
unfinished; raw

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