When it comes to home decorating, one of the most useful and pleasant colors is cream. Cream is often underrated, however, because it is not so noticeable. Yet it is an extremely practical color to use as a basis for other color schemes and many different looks. However, in this article, we will explore how to make your living room look great with cream as the main color.
One of the greatest advantages of cream is that it is not white, meaning that it can give the lightness and airiness that white paint would provide, but without its disadvantages. A completely white wall looks stark and can be too glaring, especially if you live in a very hot country with a lot of sunlight. Although white deflects the sun, as opposed to black, which absorbs it and makes everything feel hot, it can also make the sunlight too bright. The other problem with white is that it gets dirty very easily. Cream, on the other hand, is much softer, so although it also increases light inside a room, it does not have that unpleasant glare. And even though cream walls can also get dirty, they are still easier to clean than white ones.
Many modern homes, where minimalist décor is very popular, will go for cream as a color. Imagine a living room, for example, with cream walls and a cream or beige leather sofa. For a little contrast, the cushions on the sofa would be light or even chocolate brown. In the corner, there would be a white or cream lamp to provide soft lighting. The overhead lighting would come from an elegant fluorescent fitting, giving a soft, white light. The curtains at the French windows would be either brown or cream, bringing out the cream color of the adjacent walls.
The floor should either be made from cream-colored Italian marble, pale wood, or covered with a cream-colored carpet. On top of any of these, there should be an ivory area rug. There are several that you could choose from – an oval rug, a round rug, or a wool rug, all of which would look absolutely beautiful either in ivory or beige.
Choose either cream furniture, or a pale wood, in a simple, minimalist design. The table should be covered in a cream or beige tablecloth, with a vase of white or yellow roses as the centerpiece. One or two pictures on the wall should be sufficient to add to this look.
Of course, this kind of interior design does not go very well if you have several young children, as these colors are very light and everything could get dirty and stained very easily. So you should either wait for everyone to grow up a little, or keep this room closed and off limits to the children unless there are visitors.
This kind of look is not too expensive to achieve, but it will make your home look as if it worth a million dollars. Cream is definitely one of the aristocratic colors, with many benefits to using it. It will add light and air to your home, and make it feel even more relaxing and comfortable than before.