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The 5 Best Cream Paint Colors: Benjamin Moore

Posted on January 21, 2019 by KylieMawdsley

The Top 5 Benjamin Moore Cream Paint Colors

Partner post to The Best Benjamin Moore Neutrals

While gray based neutrals have been the ‘big thing’ in the decorating world in the last few years (besides me, wink wink), I have to say, I have a soft spot for cream (especially when the word ‘ice’ is in front of it). I love the way it gives a neutral backdrop that’s subtle, warm and inviting – without being remotely colorful or overbearing.

Before, this room was a creamy-yellow that was a bit much for the owner…

LIving room with a stronger cream yellow (2)

After, the room looks warm, welcoming and inviting, WITHOUT looking day-glo!

Best warm cream yellow paint colour, Benjamin Moore Winter White, traditional style living room, fireplace. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint color consulting, DIY decorating ideas blogger (3)

Shown above, BM Winter Wheat, another beautiful cream paint color

And there are hundreds of beautiful cream colors to choose from – that should make it easy, right? Wrong. The more the merrier is not always the case when it comes to picking paint colors and it’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to find ‘just’ the right cream for your room.

So, how do you go about finding the one that’s just right for you? Well, you don’t. Okay, let me rephrase that…YOU don’t. I do. And I’m damn good at it!

The best neutral warm cream paint colours, Benjamin Moore. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, edecor, online paint color advice and diy blogger

The Best Benjamin Moore Cream Paint Colors

1. Benjamin Moore Navajo White OC 96 

Navajo White is a light cream with a blend of yellow and orange and a neutral base to calm things down. This color is fresh and warm without having any kind of ‘weight’ to it, making it a contender for almost any room!

Benjamin Moore Navajo White, one of the best paint colours for a north facing room by Kylie M Interiors E-design

living room south facing, Navajo White Benjamn Moore greige furniture. Before Kylie M E-design

The LRV of Navajo White is 78, meaning it will reflect quite a bit of light back into a room, making it feel bigger and brighter!

And I apologize for the slightly blurry photos. I rely 99.9% on photos from my E-Design clients, so I do the best I can with what I have.

Benjamin Moore Navajo White 2 sotrey staircase and hallway. Best cream paint colour, dark wood floor and railing. North facing, northern Kylie M E-design client photo

A bit more about Navajo White

  • Great if you’re looking for a light and warm palette that is verging on the ‘off-white’ range
  • Navajo White is a tiny bit more colorful than a traditional ‘cream’, but nowhere near the more muted tan end of things
  • A great complement to stronger feature walls or accent walls within a room
  • Can work in both north and south-facing rooms. Soft enough to look warm, but not so yellow that it’s overpowering

Read more: Using LRV to Pick a Paint Color

2. Benjamin Moore Gentle Cream OC 96

Gentle Cream is a heavy cream with similar undertones to Navajo White, making it warm and inviting with a subtle neutral base. It’s a great color to pair with earth tones, neutrals (like chocolate brown and charcoal) and in dark hallways when you want a warm, but not white look.

The LRV of Gentle Cream is 71, so while it reflects less light than Navajo White, it will still add some great energy to your room.

Black painted wine cabinets, kids art gallery wall. Benjamin Moore Gentle Cream. Kylie M Interiors

Kylie M E-Design

Benjamin Moore Gentle Cream in a gender neutral baby nursery with gold polka dots and white crib. Kylie M Interiors

Read more: Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Gentle Cream

A bit more about Gentle Cream

The best cream paint colours for your room. Benjamin or Sherwin. Edesign, Kylie M Interiors online paint color consulting. Home Decorating and diy ideas blogger.market

Click HERE or on the above image to see available packages!

3. Benjamin Moore Indian White OC 88

Indian White is similar to Navajo White and Gentle Cream but is slightly less yellow (more orange-beige).

Benjamin Moore Indian White, best warm cream neutral paint colour. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online virtual paint color consulting and advice blog

Benjamin Moore Indian White is a warm cream paint colour with subtle undertones. Kylie M Interiors E-design, decor and online color consulting services. With beige sofa

Kylie M Interiors E-design

More about Indian White 

  • A great whole home paint color
  • Great as a partner to feature walls and accent walls
  • Will act like a warm, but not overly colorful neutral

Let’s take a quick break to talk about paint samples…

Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out in the near future to grab paint samples – stop right there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel and stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a FEW reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…

  • Samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1-3 business days, depending on location
  • At $6.99, they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needing for traditional paint sampling
  • If you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room

Visit the SAMPLIZE website HERE

4. Benjamin Moore Timid White OC 39

This is one of my fave creams when I want just a soft whisper of warmth. Timid White has that yellow-creamy base that ALL creams have and a wink of gray to tap it down, while still leaving a good amount of warmth on the table (or on the wall would be more the point).

Timid White Benjamin MOore with wood. Kylie M Interiors E-design and Online Colour Consulting SErvices (4)

More about Timid White

  • It has an LRV of 84 so it’s pretty darned light! On a wall with tons of natural lighting, it will lighten up THAT much more but will come back as the sun shifts
  • While there could be a very (very) small amount of green in it, it’s so vague I’ve never actually seen it show up to the party

5. Benjamin Moore Ballet White OC 9

Ballet White is a fabulous neutral. It’s the least creamy of the bunch as it’s yellow-cream base is GREATLY grounded by a lovely beige-gray blend. So, if you find that some of the above colors are a touch too warm for you – this might hit the spot! Its neutral base calms things down and is almost greige in comparison to the above colors, giving it a warm, but more neutral look.

Benjamin Moore Ballet White, stucco and brick fireplace with oak or fir wood flooring. Gray Cashmere kitchen. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint color advice blog and consulting

Benjamin Moore Ballet White with living room with brown leather sectional. Kylie M Interiors Online Decorating, E-design and Colour Consulting

Read more: Paint Color Review of Benjamin Moore Ballet White

Ballet White is particularly great for…

  • Overall color in a home
  • Suits homes with southern or northern exposures
  • Not as good for low-light/shadowed rooms as it can get a bit flat

Not sure which color is best for you? 

Check out my Online Color Consulting and E-Decorating Services

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Chat soon,

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  1. Hi Denise, I promise that I haven’t forgotten about you and I’ve saved your photos on my computer. My site has gone gangbusters on questions lately and I have to give my priority to a) my clients in town here and b) my Online Consulting clients. I didn’t want you to think that I am ignoring you, there are just some questions that require more intense time and thinking – yours being one of those.
    If you’d like to move things faster you’re welcome to check out my Online Consulting on my site to see what I offer. If you decided to go that route, I’m sure I’d have you some answers by Wed. If you’re rather wait then I promise that I will get to your sunroom as soon as possible!!

    Thank you for your patience Denise!

  2. Hi Shelley, thanks for asking! So the most important thing here is that we pick a neutral that doesn’t clash with the red undertone of your wood floors. Some of the ‘greige’ colours lean towards the greenish side and I want to be careful as while they are beautiful colours I worry that your walls would end up looking like a ‘colour’ when up against your red toned floor!

    Okay, so that being said, here’s some suggestions for you….

    1. Muslin – this is one of the most popular neutrals as it’s a bit more ‘gentle’ than Bennington Gray and Grant Beige. It’s not warm, but it’s not as ‘greige.

    2. Bennington Gray/Grant Beige – awesome colours if you’re looking for ‘Greige’. Along with Muslin, they are very versatile with regards to adding accents/accessories/furnishings.

    3. Trim colour – seeing as you are having all of the trim painted, think about doing Cloud White. Really, it ‘acts like white’ – without being as stark. When you’re dealing with cream cabinets you do need to be careful that your trimwork isn’t competing with your cabinets.

    BTW – LOVE Palladian Blue – especially for bathrooms!

    Let me know what you think!


  3. Hi Kylie,

    Thanks for your input. I understand what you are saying about the weight of the colors. Something else I learned too late. Actually the Raspberry Truffle is not bright at all in the brightest day light. Just photographs that way. The same is true for the butter. It’s really quite soft and looks just like butter. The flash just makes it look much brighter. I am acutually thinking of repainting the first floor so I am open to any thoughts you might have. Lately I am drawn to the coastal colors and their calming effect. The only real color I don’t feel like changing right now is the Cappuccino in the hallway since it goes up three floors. My husband likes the large swatch I painted of Tranquility, which I was originally thinking of using in the dining room, as per the designer Charmean’s recommendation on Houzz.. She acutually recommended Gray Horse or Misted Green. I was thinking of reversing the colors and using a greyed blue/green in the living room and something else in the dining room (don’t know what? a deeper blue green grey or something like Northern Cliffs?? ) and perhaps something like Manchester tan in the kitchen. Would any of that work or am I totally off base? Sorry if I didn’t make that clear in the above post. AS for the painting the trim….I am and have been trying to talk my husband into doing that for awhile now. He thinks it’s blasphemy to paint wood, but we will see….

    1. just to add. In keeping with the equal weight of color rule, the dining room shouldn’t be deeper than the other rooms, correct? The only color that wouldn’t abide by that rule would be the Cappuccino, which is a midtone color

  4. Hi Brandy, thank you! Sorry for the delay in the reply! I have been SWAMPED with questions lately and am referring most people to my Online Consulting, so I’ll have to make my reply quick and sweet!

    Okay, I think that painting the walls barn red wouldn’t be great idea for your space. Sometimes by having too much of a good thing you actually dilute it’s impact. Painting your walls red would take away from the fabulousness of your island – without a doubt!

    You also want to be careful with tan and gold as they can look kind of funky (in not a good way) together. It would need to be a nicely grounded gold to tie in with tan. However, the medium sage green in your hallway is a great idea. Another note on Gold is that it seems to be the one colour that people tire of the quickest – don’t know why, but it is!

    Have you thought about a Charcoal Gray? It certainly wouldn’t help your worry about the room feeling dark, but it would look sharp in your kitchen (gray/red/black/cream – classic combo), but I know gray isn’t everyone’s thing, so it would need to be a comfort zone for you.

    All of the above being said, there’s nothing wrong with cream (Gentle Cream). Cream will let your cupboards and island shine as well as complement your tan and sage green without competing. I know sometimes when I pick Cream I’m like ‘Cream, really? it’s so boring!’ But then it often turns out that it’s just what the room needed to really feel balanced.

    I hope that helps you out!


  5. Hi Kylie,
    First off, I just want to tell you I ♡ your blog! It is definitely one of the most informative on the Internet. Your information is clear, concise and you help take the ‘fear’ out of painting.

    My dilemma is: I am redecorating my 650 square foot condo and I am extremely nervous about my color choices and I do not want to have to paint twice or three times etcetera. So before I splash my colors on the wall I would really appreciate it if you could confirm that I’m on the right track.

    The aesthetic I’m going for is modern/ contemporary. My all time favorite look is Hollywood Regency.

    I have a southern exposure.3 large floor to ceiling windows in the living room and 1 floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom. My floors are Charcoal Maple laminate throughout except in kitchen and bathroom (still need to choose the tile) Anyway, I was thinking of painting the kitchen and hallways all in Benjamin Moore White Dove- eggshell finish, living room Revere Pewter – matte finish. I have Amherst gray in my office which I think needs to be changed as it doesn’t seem to work with the new flooring.

    Kitchen (unfortunately the base cabinets cannot be seen from the other rooms) – white lacquered satin finish upper cabinetry sprayed to match Formica Colorcore2 countertops -New White-7223C-58 – matte finish
    continuous grain walnut veneer base cabinets with a clear varnish satin finish and stainless steel appliances

    I haven’t purchased the furniture yet but I’m thinking a white area rug and gray furniture. So what do you think am I on the right track and if not could you please give me some suggestions I have to give the painter the colors in 3 days.

    Thank you, thank you. You can’t see it but I am bowing down to you, lol.

    1. Hiya! Normally I refer people to my Online Consulting but all that sweet talk buttered me up!;)

      So, a few quick ideas for you…

      Seems like a lot of different colours for 650 ft. I mean they will look good, but most times sticking to 2 at best in a small space is nice (and I am NOT one to talk as I have 11 colours in my house of 2000 sq ft…) But anyways….

      What I know about Revere Pewter is that it’s a LOVELY soft gray, tweaking to the warm side compared to other grays BUUUUT in the right, or wrong lighting, it can flash just a touch green and I don’t think this is the look you are going for. Gray Owl is far more predictable and more of a ‘typical’ gray. Revere Pewter doesn’t always flash green (and I personally prefer it to Gray Owl) so if you’re 100% with it then have at ‘er, but do check out Gray Owl. I also love Intense White as an off-white – it’s the lighter version of Gray Owl.

      Check out this post as we used Gray Owl throughout almost the WHOLE house, it’ll give you a good feel for how it acts in a variety of rooms …https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/classic-build-new-home-nanaimo/

      I think that gray – even bordering on a darker charcoal couch would be lovely and a white rug would be stunning – especially with the grays and your flooring!

      And I do love White Dove 😉 and I also love Maritime White, one of my new fave off-white/almost creams.

      I hope that helps you out!


  6. My husband and I are looking to repaint our house and are at a brick wall. We went to a local Benjamin moore store yesterday and I was overwhelmed with all of the swatches that I brought home. My husband is now overwhelmed with me 🙂

    We are first focusing on our living room that has a good amount of light. It has an arched entrance into a smaller L shaped hall(no windows in the hall and into the large Country kitchen that has a decent amount of light as well. Half of the kitchen is wallpapered with a chair rail over it., so only the top of the wall and one back wall will be painted. We have a lot of wood in the house. Oak floors and trim in the living room and brick fireplace with wood mantle (which we are painting white and whitewashing the brick). The kitchen and hall have light tiled floors. The kitchen has oak cabinets and chair rail.

    We really want to avoid gray undertones and stick with cream(beige). The more read, the more I get confused. I would like the colors to be cohesive but a bit different. We were thinking of going a bit darker in the hall to break it up, but not too dark(as it’s small)

    As for the colors in the living room. The art work is not up yet so its is really a bare canvas. The couch is brown/taupe. Curio cabinet is light oak and the price of furniture under the tv is from Thomasville (wood as well) but a bit darker. We have a chair with a pattern(very neutral with cream and a grayish brown(very subtle) and 2 special order ottomans which have a burnt orange color. The rug is neutral with cream background and some other fall colors mixed inn (again, very subtle).

    The kitchen has a print wallpaper with neutrals again. There is a piece of painted furniture deeper cream(distressed a bit) with some green. The china cabinet is oak. Granite counter tops and backsplash yet to be determined and we will be changing out the hardware on all of the kitchen cabinets.

    I hope that this was not too much info!!

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I did read that sometimes its recommended to mix a white with brown/beige to get a cream color. e

    Thank you, Elyse

  7. While trying to find the perfect color to freshen up my main living level, I recently found your site and I love it!!! I’m leaning towards a cream color. And I think I’ve settled on either SW Patience or BM Palace White. Do you see a pinkish undertone in Patience and do you have a favorite cream with a very scant deeper color than these colors (warm cast)? Thanks!!

  8. Kylie,
    I am a new home owner and was so excited to paint over the existing colors in my house (lime green living room, teal blue kitchen, purple-brown dining room, red upstairs bath, and yellow master bedroom!) I chose Edgecomb Gray for the kitchen, Revere Pewter for the living room/up in to the upstairs stairway/hallway, and Gray Owl for the dining room. So far I only really love the Edgecomb Gray. The Revere Pewter is too gray/cold in my living room and for my taste does not pair well with my camel colored couch/cream & tannish area rug. I also feel the Gray Owl is colder than expected. My living room is HUGE-from the front of the house to the back-with only 3 windows. The artificial lighting in there is a warm white and I’m thinking I’m needing something warmer and maybe in the cream family…I’ve considered Gentle Cream, Sugar Cookie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Butter Pecan…my head is spinning!!! I was considering re-painting the dining room Revere Pewter and am struggling to land on a good cream color for the living room/stairs&hall. I thought I’d like Acadia white, but after painting some small areas in the LR it is WAY too white.

    Upstairs is a whole different story! I have selected SW Rainwashed for my master bedroom. I was planning on leaving the hall/stairs whatever color cream I choose, and was leaning towards either Gray Owl for the upstairs bath or…? My 3 yo has requested a purple room lol so was trying to smoothly transition that as well somehow! Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated as I have started reading many of your articles and am hooked!

    BTW…my flooring throughout most of the house is light hardwood (needs refinishing lol) and a grayish-tan vinyl flooring in the kitchen. 🙂

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      Hi Michelle, WELLLL when it comes to questions as detailed as yours, it would be crazy for me to throw thoughts out there – I’d only be guessing! When it comes to personal questions, if you can’t find what you’re looking for with my blog posts, it might be time for some e-design. It’s affordable and fun! If that interests you, the link is here for you to check out…Single rooms start as low as $45! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/


  9. Hi Kylie,

    I love reading your blog posts and paint color reviews. It helps a lot when you can understand lighting and LRVs when picking colors.

    I am planning on painting my open concept dining room and living room area. The kitchen is open to the room as well, but has enough separation that we could paint the kitchen a different color. A few years ago we painted the kitchen Benjamin Moore Sea Urchin to compliment the counter top and espresso cabinets.

    I am looking for suggestions on what color (preferably a neutral or off white ) I could paint the living/dining area that would be lighter but still work well with the Benjamin Moore Sea Urchin paint color.

    Our floors are chocolate brown and our furniture in the dining area is a dark red/walnut color and grey/cream. In our living room, our couch is a dark army/olive green and the accents are grey, light blue and cream.

    Do you have any suggestions for a color to paint the walls in the living room/dining room?


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  10. Help! I thought I had a color for my living room/dining area, open room-BM Pale Oak. Then I painted a poster board and Pale Oak turned yellow in the room. Ugh. I have 2 problem Area in a small condo-dark (!) bedrooms, a bath with white wainscoting and a living/ dining room with a lot of light. Then there is the grey counters with blue undertone that front the dining room. Warm colors clash with those counters, which I hate, but then again i will need to learn to love them for awhile-no money to put in new counters. Do I get off the greige/grey bandwagon and go towards warm colors? The rooms are quite close to each other and I don’t want my home to look like a bunch of M &M’s with 2 many colors and want colors to blend with each other. Ideas? Peg

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      Hi Peg! That is ODD for Pale Oak to go yellow. I mean it does have beige in it, but that’s a FIRST – usually people find it too pink/purple! It’s important to listen to your homes needs FIRST and then see how they relate to yours. If you don’t, NOBODY will be happy! It sounds to me like you might need a more gray tone to humour those countertpos and then can supplement that with other rooms in warmer colours and adding some warm accents/textures to warm up the gray toned walls.
      If you’d like me to look at your rooms, I’d refer to my E-design so that I can look at photos and your questionnaire, otherwise I’m just guessing! It’s affordable and fun if you’d like to check it out. I do try to give as much good info as I can on my blog and if that doesn’t work, it might be time for a closer look! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/

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  11. Just stumbled across this and while it’s an old post I’ll bet it’s very popular. I too love cream and my home is painted mostly in Ballet White, which I love. Thanks for the details on the others. I like the idea of Timid White as the white counterpoint to something creamier. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Wow, I wish I had thought to come to internet , and your site MANY $10 samples ago!!!! I am trying to compliment two colors for my hallway. I live in a farmhouse and have GREAT light for my hallways on the first floor going up to the second floor ( so there is a lot of hallway to paint) My downstairs rooms are Archive ( from Farrow and Ball) so they are a forever changing with the light dark beige with overtones sometimes or a pink in there..then upstairs there is a pinkish room , archive one and a Cornforth White ( from F and B ) . The Cornforth looks medium grey even though I though it looked on sample as a warm color…it is not! If I could somehow tie these all in that would be great. But I dont think I will be able to. I have tries greys , whites …nothing.
    BUT BUT I then looked at your site and am wondering if Indian White is the key. I am trying to stay away from a yellow ( the halls are now yellow and look horrible with the archive) I am looking for WARM …..

    What do you think?

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      Oh Rebecca, it can be hard, can’t it! I do try to give as much helpful info on my blog, and if that doesn’t work, you might like to check out my E-design it is affordable and fun – this way I can look at photos of your space and spend some time with it! There’s more to consider, such as exposure, amount of natural light, furnishings, etc…and I don’t like to just guess! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/
      Hope to hear from you!

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  13. Hi Kylie…I have been reading your site to see if you have touched on this somewhere, but I haven’t found it. I just had some rooms painted Benjamin Moore Navajo White(color matched at Sherwin Williams because that is where the painter buys his paint). The color is lovely, but the previously painted gloss white trim and ceiling look horrible ! The blue is coming out, and it looks dingy and is a very dirty blue. So, I need a new white to use for moldings and ceiling. I have white plantation shutters throughout, so I can’t go too yellow with my white. Do you have any Sherwin Williams white recommendations to use?

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      Hi Sue! I might hit up SW Pure White, a nice happy place between the warmth of Navajo White and the ‘probably white white’ of your shutters. Hope that helps!

  14. I LOVEIndian White! Thank you! I have obsessed over your color reviews and posts trying to pick the perfect while house color and finally went with Indian White after trying way too many samples!! Now I just need to buy trim ( I got rid of the builder grade oak) and paint it. What do you think would be a compatible ceiling and trim color with Indian white? I was thinking of lightening IW by 50%?? Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!!

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      Hi Lori – sweet, it is lovely isn’t it?! I would look at BM Cloud White, it’s soft and warm. Colours CAN lighten well, but sometimes the undertones shift in weird ways and you could be left with quite a bit of yellow or yellow/orange, Cloud White will be safer and easy to decorate with long-term. 🙂

  15. Just wanted to let you know that i really appreciated the pics of the same color in different light. Really helped me to make a decision on what color i think i would like!

  16. Hello! Love this post, so helpful! Thanks! I am repainting my kids room, boy and girl ages 3 and 4. The curtains are an orange / cream print and the bunk bed is painted Van Duesan blue. Rest of room will be neutral and have some pops of orange/blue etc. What cream paint color compliments orange ? I’ve been looking at Navajo white. If the paint has orange undertones does that mean the paint works well with orange decor? So basic but I don’t know if it means the paint works well with same color decor or if you should look for something else.
    These are the curtains for reference:


  17. Hi! Love your site and the advice you give.
    I was wondering if you could help me make a decision for the exterior of my home.
    My roof color is a light and medium shade of griege and I painted the body BM Sailcloth which picks up the lighter shade on the roof. I am happy with this, plus the windows are white. Now here comes the hard part for me. There are 50 million shades of “Navy” for my shutters. I was thinking BM Hale Navy because of the grey tone to it. BUT is it going to be so dark
    that it looks black. I was also thinking of just going a darker shade of greige for the shutters, but what color for the door????
    God this is hard. HELP please. ( PS. The house is a cape cod style.)

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      Hi Anamae! Thank you for asking! There’s actually more to consider such as roof, stone, brick, exposures, landscaping – sadly it’s hard for me to throw something out there without knowing, I’d be 100% guessing! I do have E-design services for this exact thing though and can help you pull some beautiful palettes together. I’ll be able to look at photos of your home and a questionnaire to come up with some ideas for you 😉 https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/online-decorating-design-services/


  18. Thank you for being so generous with your talent. I read your blog regularly and enjoy the banter as well as the information.

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  19. HI Kylie,
    We are building a ski-chalet inspired house by Red Mountain resort n Rossland. We will have Douglas fir cabinets, windows, and trim. I’m wondering if you can suggest a cream colour that goes well with Douglas fir. We will have natural maple floors and lots of windows! Our fireplace stone is a mix of greys, blues, and browns. I’d like white or cream quartz countertops as well. (we have a open floorplan with a. large rake window wall)

    Any thoughts?

    Thank you in advance!

  20. Does the BM-Muslin show pink undertones with colors other than yellow? Our trim and ceilings are BM-Sail Cloth with Walnut stained floors.

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  21. HELP!!!! Have walls in Benjamin Moore “Everlasting “ and off-white/cream cabinets. Can you suggest an accent color for a small wall??? Thank you so much!

  22. Hello, I am having the exterior of my house painted hale naby… However I am drowning in white/off white/light cream paint samples for the trim! 😭 Do you have any suggestions? I’ve read to be careful about painting outside trim stark white because it ends up looking to “harsh”. I also usually lean toward “warmer” colors, yet I do want it to really pop. I have not liked the cooler whites as much as the neutral and warmer whites up next to the navy. I want it to really pop but for the blue to come off a rich warm navy. Thank you in advance – Rebecca

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      Hi Rebecca, what about something like SW Pure White or BM White Dove, so you have a SOFT look, but not a stark/crisp look. I mean, they WILL more or less act like white, but not as sharp as some others. Just keep in mind that the blu in Hale Navy can slightly enhance the warmth (yellow) of a warm white.

  23. OMG! Your head must be spinning – even in your sleep! We’ve just finished a whole house redo as result of a major storm. It was brutal making so many decisions. Love reading your posts but no wonder you reference “wine” often.
    Not just one house but THOUSANDS of thoughts & decisions you make for us hapless
    others. Bless you for your talent & personality.

  24. Kylie, I adore your website and blog! I wonder if you could do a colour breakdown of Shenandoah Taupe? I love the colour and am thinking of using it for a basement bathroom which would have no natural lighting and playing bone/cream fixtures against it. And in the future is on my wish list for the breezeway which would have tons of natural light east/south/west exposure. Either way, I understand it will behave differently, but would like to hear how you have used the colour!

  25. Hi Kylie!!! I’ve read your posts for ever. So I am trying to coordinate some colors. So maybe you can give me some input. This for a small studio salon I have. I want to to update. Right now I have revere pewter. Which I love but doesn’t give me a huge pop as well as my window faces east slash south east so I get sun in morning but then as day goes on I get light but not sunshine light if that makes sense. I’m looking at doing Kendall charcoal as accent wall( before that van deusen blue) and was leaning to mascarpone walls for the rest. I’m kind of a boring neutral beige girl and like to add pops of color but not be commited. So then I was thinking mascarpone would still be too white. So then I saw white vanilla and then saw your post of gentle cream. I think I want my walls to have a hint of depth but not much and some warmth so I don’t look like I have a neutral to cool room. Plus I have differ wood tones for retail shelves and such so I want the colors to compliment the wood. Thanks I’m advance. Hopefully this makes sense.

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      Hi Nikki, I might be careful with the creams re: skin tones. I would lean MORE into something like BM Balboa Mist with Kendall which could be STUNNING and should be pretty with woods too1

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