You can pair antique white kitchen cabinets with a lot of other details and elements to create specific looks that will, of course, give impact to the whole kitchen area.
From so many combinations available, there are at least 17 best combinations you can take into consideration because they will result in the fascinating variety of looks you can apply in your very own kitchen interior.
The combinations include;
If by any chance you are thinking about what to pair with your antique white cabinets, keep reading this post for further information.
Later, you will be able to find the best combination that will result in the best look you love the most.
Let us start with the traditional combination.
Lily Ann Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets in antique white color and traditional look just have a fascinating combination.
The antique white color creates not only warm but also inviting impression, which is also a characteristic of the traditional style.
The traditional style of the cabinets builds up an elegant, luxurious impression in a very effortless way.
For you to know, you can see the traditional characteristic of the cabinets from the raised panel cabinets instead of the flat one as shown in the picture above. This feature is factually also another value of the style.
You can also pair kitchen cabinets with antique white color with at least two types of metal hardware to create some specific looks.
The first is the traditional look that is obtainable from pairing the cabinets with bronze metal hardware.
The example of this can is available in the picture above in which the cabinets with recessed panel style have bronze hardware as the pairing.
The contrast cabinets and hardware colors do not only make the hardware to look quite prominent but also makes the traditional impression stronger.
Lily Ann Cabinets
The next example presents in the picture above where the cabinets are paired with tubular metal bar pulls. When paired with this hardware the cabinets will not gain traditional look but modern look instead.
The idea of pairing antique white cabinets with metal hardware can also be chosen for simple and affordable kitchen remodeling if you want to.
This plan will not only upgrade the cabinets’ look but possibly the atmosphere in your kitchen area too.
When it comes to antique white cabinets from maple wood, the case might be different. It is because maple is well-known as a beautiful hardwood material.
Therefore choosing maple cabinets for your kitchen area can create a natural beauty look, including also when the cabinets are painted in antique white color as shown in the picture below.
Turan Designs, Inc.
For you to know, maple wood is also naturally available in white color which is more suitable to call as creamy white color. This color is very similar to antique white color.
Especially for this one, no paint is needed to color the cabinets, but protective finish might be necessary to increase the quality and durability of the kitchen furniture.
Pairing antique white cabinets with dark-colored island is an excellent idea. While the white color possibly dominates the kitchen space, the addition of dark color from the island gives a bold look in the area. Of course, this erases the dull look as well.
The bold look examples present in the following two pictures.
In this first picture, the cabinets come with an island that is with a darker tone of brown. Specifically, this color looks very similar to hickory brown.
Other than the island, the range hood above the stove is also made in precisely the same color with the island for the sake of compatibility.
When talking about this topic, there is also white speckled granite countertops used on the floor cabinets and island to make both of them compatible with one another.
Creative Cabinets and Faux Finishes. LLC
This next picture proves that dark colors for a kitchen island as pairing for antique white cabinets are not only limited to browns. Black can also be chosen here for creating a bold look.
The same thing found in this example is that precisely the same countertops are used for both the cabinets and island so compatibility can result in the whole kitchen design.
Next, you can build up a modern look by combining antique white kitchen cabinets with black appliances. This look is even applied when your kitchen area at the first time has a traditional style.
An example of this look is available in the picture below. Here, the traditional kitchen design appears together with black appliances.
David Nosella Interior Design
The existence of black appliances in this traditional kitchen adds boldness and contrast but also a modern touch.
Although so, it will not erase the traditional look since both of the colors, and recessed styles of the cabinets can be said to have a sharp traditional look.
Next, there is a combination of kitchen cabinets in antique white color and appliances in white color.
This combination is not only chosen for the sake of compatibility but also because it can create a seamless look.
The most important thing here is that you cannot choose random white appliances to create the seamless look.
Since the appliances will be placed right next to the cabinets for the smooth effect, they must have the same or at least a very similar color with the color of the cabinets.
The good thing about this is not merely about the seamless look. The matter is also about how you can avoid a lousy contrast look resulted when you use two different directly-connected white colors
If you face a hard time in looking for such white appliance, there is no need to worry. You can always go for a custom option where the devices have the same color with the cabinets.
This idea is excellent to try also when you want to perform kitchen remodeling.
The picture below may be suitable to be taken as an example of the remodeling idea meant earlier.
Claudia Martin, ASID
As you can see in the picture of the traditional kitchen above, there is a stove which upper part has the original stainless-steel look while the lower part is painted in a color that looks very similar to antique white color. Above the stove, the range hood also has the same color.
This inspiration is suitable for you who have stainless-steel appliances. The most important thing you need to pay more attention to here is the type of paint you will use to color the appliances.
You must be sure that it is the right paint for stainless-steel or metal surface.
If you love your kitchen area to look clean since clean look makes you feel more comfortable cooking in there or maybe because it makes the kitchen gains more hygienic value, then this combination is the right one to choose. It is the combination of antique white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances as you can see in the picture below.
Trish Namm, Allied ASID - Kent Kitchen Works
In this picture, the clean look resulted from the use of stainless-steel appliances is sharp. It is mainly because of the devices, primarily the stove, range, and fridge, look quite prominent in the kitchen area.
Other than clean look the pairing of antique white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances also results to a professional look.
Something like this can, of course, encourage you to cook better or can make you feel like a pro chef whenever you cook.
For an even better professional-looking kitchen, you can consider stainless-steel countertops more than wooden or natural stone countertops. Do not forget to add stainless-steel kitchen sink too.
This may surprise you a little bit, but the combination of antique white cabinets and gray walls may result in a calming look that, of course, make your cooking area more relaxing for various kinds of activities. Those include cooking, enjoying breakfast, eating non-formal meals, drinking hot chocolate, and many others.
To create the calming look, of course, you need to pay more attention to several things. The first one is the type of gray wall color to be paired with the cabinets.
In this case, the gray color is better to be soft or light one.
You can also choose a warm gray color like greige here, but please remember that a greige color that is too beige will result in the warm environment instead of the calming one.
Another thing that you also need to pay more attention to is the choice of lighting in the room. Dramatic lighting design that is not too bright is the best to choose here.
If you worry about the lack of brightness in the room, certainly you can also count on to natural light from the sun for an adequate lighting in the kitchen interior space.
You can find an example of all these details in the picture below.
Luxe Classic Kitchens & Interiors, Inc.
Next, we have the coupling of antique white cabinets and dark floors. This one is suitable to pick to create a contrast and highlighting look.
For you to know, this look will be better when the dark floor color you pick is black instead of other. As an example, you can check out the picture of traditional kitchen interior below.
IMAGE FLOORING, KITCHEN & BATH
As you can see in the picture, the flooring in there is so dark that a contrast look between it and cabinets is apparently visible.
This flooring is made from Brazilian cherry hardwood material. It at a glance looks like it has black color because it is stained and it gives the contrast look to the whole kitchen area.
Besides the contrast look, the dark floor color also highlights the white cabinets that can be said to be connected directly to it. It is reasonable then if the cabinets pop more in this cooking area.
If you are always fond of kitchen interior that has a warm look, the combo of antique white cabinets and wood floors is unquestionably the one to choose.
You can pick any color and type of wood floor to create this look since basically wood has the warm characteristic.
You can check out the image below as an example. Here, the antique white cabinets in a rather spacious traditional kitchen have medium tone hardwood flooring as pairing
Carolina Design Associates, LLC
From the image, we can see that the kitchen interior has a warm atmosphere. This atmosphere is shown even better because the walls have sunny color, which is none other but a cream color.
As a suggestion, if you want the warm look to be stronger, choosing medium tone hardwood flooring is better than selecting light or dark tone hardwood flooring.
The neutral color of antique white cabinets makes them easier to pair with any countertops of your choice.
The one that is about to be recommended for you here is dark granite countertops, as you can see in the picture below in which black granite countertops paired with antique white cabinets.
Duffy Design Group
When you combine the two kitchen elements, they create a contrast look, but that is not all.
The look tends to look stunning especially when the color of the countertops is black. With this color, the ultimately stunning black and white look will result.
Dark granite is also a naturally beautiful material. Adding this to your kitchen in the form of countertops is also a great way to enhance the beauty look in there.
One more plus point that exists in dark granite countertops is that they can make any items placed on them more visible and even prominent. The example is available in the picture above.
This plus point is suitable for you to take into consideration when you have favorite items, appliances, or decorations, which you want to place on the cabinets’ countertops.
This way, the things will gain more prominence that it will be easier for people to spot them.
If you want a bold look that still looks natural, this next combination is worth trying. This is none other but the combo of antique white cabinets and butcher block countertops.
Jennifer Grey Interiors Design & Color Specialist
If you are not familiar with this type of countertops, you need to know that this is the one that is made in the same style with butcher block; a block commonly functions as a chopping block or cutting board.
The boldness of this type of kitchen countertops comes from the thickness, which in real butcher block is meant to support its heavy-duty function.
Even butcher block countertops belong in the category of wood countertops this thickness is also the one that makes it different from regular wood countertops. We will discuss a bit about the wood countertops later.
If you want to create a quality look but do not want to empty your wallet because of this, then the combination of antique white cabinets and laminate countertops is the one you need to pick.
The reason why this can be said so is none other but the materials that are used to create the countertops.
Instead of being made by using whole hardwood material, people usually produce laminate countertops by using pressed-wood material or any other less expensive wood material.
To get the quality look, they cover the surface by using a kind of thin film, which will also make the countertops gain wood or stone appearance.
With all those, it is reasonable then if the price of laminate countertops is lower than real the price of real hardwood countertops.
If you need an example of how the combination of laminate countertops and antique white cabinets looks like, you can check out the image below.
Here, the antique white cabinets have white laminate countertops that have appearance resemble white marble countertops with veins as the couple.
Wood countertops are the ones that had been mentioned earlier in the subheading about butcher block countertops.
Actually, it can be said that the butcher block countertops are part of wood countertops so wood countertops are something broader here.
If we are talking about wood countertops, in general, it is usually not as thick as the butcher block ones.
However, you cannot say that the other wood countertops cost less since they are thinner than butcher block countertops. The price always depends on the material and quality of the countertops.
When you pair wood countertops with antique white cabinets, you can create a warm but natural look. This look is also the one you can see in the picture below.
Sadro Design Studio Inc.
Have you ever heard about cabinet glazing process? We recommend you to pick this one in this next combination, which is none other but the combo of antique white cabinets and chocolate glaze.
The chocolate glaze meant previously is, of course, different from chocolate glaze term you usually hear in food discussion.
The meaning of chocolate glazing here is, as a matter of fact, an addition of chocolate brown color to the grooves of antique white cabinets.
Unlike painting, this glazing process is not simply meant for adding color to the cabinets. It is meant more for contouring and highlighting actually. It is reasonable then if the look resulted from the combo of antique white cabinets and chocolate glaze is contouring and highlighting look.
To make everything more transparent to you, you can check out the picture below in which antique white cabinets are also given chocolate glaze to create contours.
Artful Styles, Inc.
Next, we have the combination of antique white cabinets and white trim. This one can be chosen to create not only beautiful but also elegant kitchen look.
You may not be familiar with this, but you can also trim kitchen cabinets. From different types of trim usually used in interior design, crown molding style is the one that is chosen more often because of its elegance.
Of course, since antique white cabinets are the trimmed ones here, it is so much better for the white trim to be in the same color with the cabinets. The example presents in the picture below.
Tobi Fairley Interior Design
The existence of kitchen cabinets is often inseparable from backsplash. This kitchen element does not only serve decorative value but also gives function.
When it comes to antique white cabinets the choice of backsplash to pair with it can be said to be quite various, especially when color is the point we focus more.
However, matching this type of cabinets with white backsplash, as shown in the picture above, is quite the best.
The reason is none other but because backsplash can make a kitchen with antique white cabinets to look more spacious. Surely this idea works well for a kitchen with limited space.
See, there are quite a lot of combinations you can choose to create a specific kitchen look with antique white cabinets.
As a suggestion, when picking a certain combination it is better for you to consider about other elements in your cooking area, such as wall color, type of appliances, room size, and many others, so later the look that is meant to be created by the combination can be formed wonderfully.