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 into our home 15 years ago, our kitchen walls were painted an olive green color, and the cabinets were stained 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 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.

Last fall, we painted our kitchen walls Sherwin-Williams Alabaster to match the cabinets, 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 (HC-154) for me, and it’s the perfect shade of navy! 

I just knew we needed navy doors!!

Blue and White Ginger Jars on Buffet

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 a rich, deep color that instantly adds a striking element to our space.

It’s crisp and clean against the SW Alabaster walls and cabinets — the perfect blue and white kitchen paint color combination! This warm, soft white of Alabaster makes the perfect canvas for Hale Navy to pop against. The result is a kitchen that’s both stylish and inviting, with a color scheme that’s balanced and easy on the eyes.

Blue and White Bowl with Fruit Centerpiece

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a busy parent, this color scheme makes your kitchen not just a place for meal preparation, but a stylish, welcoming space that encourages connection and good times.

By the way, I’m still trying to figure out how to update those brown granite countertops!

Maybe someday …

Happy Painting!

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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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