Off white is usually preferred (vs pure white) by people who prefer warm colors. When you pair off white kitchen cabinets with dark brown granite countertop and matching backsplash, you have both options on hand- to use off white paint colors and make the kitchen cabinets blend while the countertop & backsplash will stand out OR you can go the opposite direction, use cooler darker paint colors close to the backsplash and make the cabinets stand out.
Benjamin Moore’s 2136-70 Whispering Spring "This light blue is perfect for the color-shy. I've used it on the ceiling, too. Paired with ivory and white, it makes you feel like you're floating in the sky." Zoe Johns