Saturday, November 24, 2012

Crème de la crème

Hello dear blog readers,

Today, I will talk about a colour that has stood the test of times. Cream!
It's safe, it's subtle and it's bright!
Cream is an option for everything in interiors: walls, ceiling, upholstery, drapery and window treatment and even rugs and carpeting.

I decided to pick 5 attractive, fresh and contemporary "creams" that will brighten up your space.

I would also like to mention that: the more "yellow" undertones, the warmer the colour is, and the closer to grey-white, the cooler it is.

Finally, for renters, the "creamy" road may be a great compromise that landlords will be happy with.
Enjoy :-)

1- Pittsburgh Paints - Creamy White 5122

This one is the closest to a neutral cream I found. It's almost "nude". With a slight "peachy pink" undertone, this colour will work tremendously well with any other colours in order to create a superb colour scheme.

2- Benjamin Moore - Crème Fraiche 2023-70

Definitely on a warmer side, this colour is great for ceilings and hallways because it will brighten up the space. It`s cozy yet elegant.

3- Sherwin Williams - Creamy SW 7012

Now moving over to the cool side, this toned down cream, works wonderfully with blues, purples, greys and greens .
It's also the perfect colour for walls. This colour recedes making accents pop out more.

Walls painted in SW 7012

4- Sherwin Williams - Morning Sun SW 6672

Warmer than the previous ones, great for foyers, walk-in closets and kitchens and studios.

Home Office painted in SW 6672

5- Benjamin Moore - Affinity Colours collection - Frappe AF-85

Very sophisticated, this is a very "taupey" cream. Lots of greys and undertones of brown giving an earthy twist to the family of creams. Extremely safe and neutral, it will be the perfect background colour for any room!

Living Room in BJ Frappe (AF - 85)

The bottom line is: Cream is safe! and it is easy to use with a huge array of complementary colours. You can also go warm with yellows, oranges, reds and browns. Or you may opt to cool it with greys, blues and greens.

Whichever way you go, you have to be careful not to pick a cream that is too yellow... or a cream that is basically white. Trust me, there is a right "cream"! Actually, I just gave you five ;-)

Theo Flamenbaum
- Style + Function + Love + You -

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post! I tried painting BM Frappe on my kitchen cabinets. It was perfect during the day, but at night it turned yellow. I'm afraid it might be overwhelming once all the cabinets are painted. What do you think? Here's a picture of the kitchen before painting:

    Thank you!