How to match white crown molding with cream cabinet molding??
lilysohara
August 6, 2014 in Design Dilemma
Our contractor has installed new cream cabinets in our kitchen. We already had white crown molding in the kitchen and now there's a few places where it looks strange. How do we connect the different color AND different style moldings? What do we do with the tall cabinets that have the cabinet molding AND the crown above it? And how do we encase our sliding doors to match everything. Please help!!!
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Margo
and just what does your contractor say??
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pphlelps
I suggest buying the same moulding that is on the cabinets and have it installed all the way around the kitchen. You have nice cabinets. So spend the extra money for your crown moulding.
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lilysohara
the contractor thought this looked nice! we're clearly not happy. if we get the room crown molding to match, is it weird that our pantry and sliding door casings are white?
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Margo
What color are your baseboards?
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lilysohara
baseboards are white ... except the cabinet bases are cream ...
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Gina
Crown molding in a kitchen is hard to work with. Most often it is impossible to find molding that matches the crown molding on the cabinets. It typically works best if there is separation between the cabinets and ceiling. example would be a bulk head. Whereas the crown molding does not actually come in contact with the cabinet molding or the cabinets go to the ceiling and the moldings are at equal heights. If this is not the case it might be a good idea to just eliminate it all together. You can however bring the two together with a transitional piece. This will only work if both moldings actually meet.
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Michelle Scott for Ethan Allen - Laguna Niguel, CA
Unfortunately either the moldings and other wood trim in the place need to be painted a more creamy color to be more in line with the cabinetry, or your other option is removing the crown from the space all together. The molding around the sliding doors can be made more creamy, as well - but then you need to think about other spaces that are in direct line of this space.
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aliciap414
why not just paint it all the same color as the cabinets?bring a door to paint store and have them color match it
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adivra
I'd remove the crown molding throughout the room, two sets of molding looks odd even when it's the same color.
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pphlelps
Two choices, remove the crown moulding off the wall over cabinets or paint moulding at top of cabinets white. Try to make all the baseboard and moulding match so there is some symmetry in the room.
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Stephanie Boegeman- REMAX/Advantage Plus
I recommend removing the crown molding on the cabinets, making it more substantial and taking it all the way to the ceiling (just around the cabinets). It is okay if the colors don't match up perfectly at the wall because the molding will be on a different surface. Make the cabinets stand out like a separate piece of furniture. If you added another layer of detail to the bottom of the cabinet molding and took the top of the crown to the ceiling, I think it would look very nice.
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Belle Chaise
Can't you just paint the crown molding to match the cabinets?
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Michelle Scott for Ethan Allen - Laguna Niguel, CA
With the angle of the photo - I can't tell how much wall is between the top of the cabinets and the bottom of the molding - or how far out the can lighting is from the front of the cabinets. Can you clarify?
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lilysohara
The top of the cabinets touches the ceiling, except on this wall with longer cabinets that stop about 5 inches short of the ceiling. The crown and buildup is already big, so I don't think they can make one that touches the ceiling without it looking strange. The light is about 10 inches from the wall.
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Kevin Strader
Our crown around the room did not match the crown around the cabinets so we talked with our contractor and decided to go with the corner blocks (like Gina showed). Since our cabinets were stained we figured we couldn't match the stain so we had them painted white to match the rest of the crown in our room.
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Michelle Scott for Ethan Allen - Laguna Niguel, CA
can you shoot a picture of the other parts of the room? specifically where the cabinets go to the ceiling, and where the taller wall meets the other walls?
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Michelle Scott for Ethan Allen - Laguna Niguel, CA
I think that bringing some extra stacked moldings out to the cabinet elevation and incorporating the crown in the cabinet color is going to give you the best effect. this will only work if your can lighting is far enough away from the cabinets not to look squished. some examples are below
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Brandon O'Hanlon
How tall is the toe kick on these pantry cabinets? Can you have your contractor bump the cabs up and install a taller toekick? I've done this before.
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Brandon O'Hanlon
The other trim doesn't need to match because you have two totally different types of crown, just get those pantries to touch the ceiling.
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Grusby Woodworks LLC.
Yes, maybe remove the cabinet crown, add a small cabinet or display cabinet that can tie it into the ceiling, then carry the existing crown onto the cabinets in the cream color. Ideally these cabinets should have been brought up to the ceiling height.
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