My Kitchen Paint Color Combination – SW Alabaster and BM Hale Navy

If you’re on the search for a great white and navy kitchen paint color combination this post is for you! 

Kitchen Paint Color Combination SW Alabaster and BM Hale Navy


We’ve been in the very slow process of updating every painted surface in our kitchen for the past 2 or 3 or 10 years!! And I do mean EVERY surface (minus the brown granite, which, believe me, if I thought paint would work it’s magic on them they wouldn’t be safe either!!)


Navy Kitchen Door in BM Hale Navy


When we first moved in 13 years ago, our kitchen was an olive green and the cabinets were orangey brown. We lived with this color scheme for about five years and then our living room, dining room, and kitchen got a paint makeover. 

We painted the kitchen SW Comfort Gray at that time, which I have loved. The cabinets were still orangey-brown, and of course, we still had the brown granite.

Three years ago we painted the cabinets SW Alabaster. If you want a warm off-white, Alabaster is a great color choice. It’s not a stark, cool white, but it isn’t yellow either. It’s a beautiful livable white. You can read about our kitchen cabinet painting project here.


Kitchen Cabinets Painted SW Alabaster


If you are deciding on a white for your kitchen, make sure you consider all of the other fixed elements in the room — like brown granite countertops, for example. A cool white would have been way too stark against our brown, so we went with Sherwin Williams Alabaster, a warm off-white. 

After we painted the cabinets, we sanded and re-stained our hardwood floors Provincial to tone down the orange in the flooring.

This fall we painted our kitchen walls SW Alabaster, as well, and I love how much larger and open it makes the kitchen feel, especially the breakfast area. 


Kitchen Paint Color Combination in SW Alabaster and BM Hale Navy


Then, a couple of weeks ago, I decided we needed navy doors in the kitchen! 


Navy Kitchen Door in BM Hale Navy


Because every kitchen needs navy doors, right?


White Kitchen Walls with Navy Door


Navy paint can be little tricky. I didn’t want it to be too bright, or too purple for the interior doors.



Kitchen in SW Alabaster with BM Hale Navy Door


My sweet husband happily painted the door to the garage and the door to the screened-in porch Benjamin Moore Hale Navy for me, and they are the perfect navy! I just knew we needed navy doors!!

The BM Hale Navy doors introduce beautiful understated color in the kitchen, and I love how well the color works with all of my blue and white pieces. It’s crisp and clean against the SW Alabaster walls and cabinets — the perfect blue and white kitchen paint color combination!


Blue and White Ginger Jars on Buffet


Blue and White Bowl with Fruit Centerpiece



By the way, we still have those brown granite countertops.

Maybe someday …


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  1. So glad I stumbled upon this blog. Building a new home and I want a BM Hale Navy island with white cabinets (not stark white) and I was having a hard time figuring out what white to use. The cabinet place uses Sherwin Williams paint colors so I am happy to see that you like this combination in your kitchen,

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