Decorating with Cream Colored Accents

A dining room with cream colored chairs. Shown with Duette honeycomb shades, available at The Blind Spot.



The Color Cream


Call this color what you like – buttercream, whipped honey, straw, pearl, or linen – it’s a flexible shade for home decorating that’s bright and sunny, creating warmth in a room.

Like other neutrals, buttercream lets accent colors shine and makes your artwork pop. But it’s warmer and more inviting than pure white or barely off-white. Buttercream has many subtle versions. True buttercream has a yellow undertone; other versions have touches of pink, grey or peach.

A living room in cream, black and blue. Shown with Vignette Modern Roman Shades, available at The Blind Spot in Pompton Lakes.
The color buttercream lets your accent colors shine.



A Flexible, Relaxing Neutral


This versatile neutral goes with both warm and cool colors, pastels and bold tones. It also pairs perfectly with black, white, gray and various tones of brown, especially dark wood furniture, flooring and cabinets.

Buttercream is a soft shade that makes you feel relaxed and serene, and it won’t go out of style. It shines in most any room of the house and can go casual or formal, traditional or contemporary. In a bedroom, home office or library, you can even go with a slightly deeper shade of cream to create a cozy feel.

A living room with cream colored Pirouette Window Shadings and dark wood furniture.
Buttercream pairs especially well with dark wood furniture.



Where to use Buttercream


Consider the color cream for:
– Paint
– Carpeting and rugs
– Stone surfaces
– Upholstery fabrics and pillows
– Window fashions
– Cabinets and counter tops
– Bedding
– Table and bath linens

Add buttercream this season to your decorating plans. It's a delicious color for heightening your home décor.

A light gray living room couch with blue and cream pillows. Shown with Luminette Privacy Sheers from Hunter Douglas.
Cream colored accent pillows add warmth to gray and blue hues.




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