Want to paint your living room a light, bright, and warm color? Here are the best cream paint colors for living rooms with pictures of them in real living rooms!
Living rooms are one of the most-used rooms in a home. It makes sense to want your living room to feel cozy and inviting.
Many living rooms are also open to the rest of the home – and having a neutral whole house color scheme can make the large space feel cohesive and balanced.
Cream paint colors are light and bright but have a touch of warmth that keeps them from being cold and sterile.
If you want your family room to feel light, bright, and cozy – cream might be the perfect choice for you!
All of our cream color resources!
What color is cream, anyway?
Cream is considered to be a very pastel shade of yellow. It is often an off white with heavy yellow undertones.
We will talk about Light Reflective Values later, but in general:
- LRV > 82 is considered white
- LRV of 73-82 is considered off-white
- LRV < 73 is considered not white at all
The best cream paint colors for living rooms
Here are some examples of cream paint colors in real living rooms!
Simply White is a soft creamy white paint color that pairs so nicely with these bold emerald accents!
Alabaster is a creamy off white paint color that reads as so bright and neutral in a well lit room.
Snowbound is an off white paint color with slight gray or greige undertones. It's a great option if you otherwise like to decorate with grays!
Shoji White is a slightly darker cream color with warm greige undertones. It reads as very neutral in most rooms.
Clare is a brand of paint with very curated color options. Classic is a very light beige that adds a slight depth to the walls while still feeling light, bright, and fresh.
First Star is a light gray paint color with slight blue undertones. It's a great cream paint option if you lean towards cooler toned finishes and accents!
Accessible Beige is on the darker side for a shade of cream. However, it will read lighter in a very bright, well lit room. This light beige is popular for a reason!
What’s your favorite cream paint color?
Still not sure what paint color to choose?
My Paint Color Formula ebook walks you through the painless process of expertly testing paint swatches to ensure you have the perfect color for your home.
Learn more about the Paint Color Formula here!
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