Coffee And Creams

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I've spent my morning running around to my favorite paint spots gathering the best cream colors available to us, the regular DIY type folk. One would think that this would be an easy task, finding the perfect cream, but thats not so. First of all, nothing is perfect (except my puppy) (who on second thought pinned my friends mom against the garage the other day so never mind on that one too). 

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too grey...too yellow...too pink

Creams can easily fall towards the yellow, pinkish or the muddy grey/brown/green/ side so choose carefully. I have nothing against those colors but if you're going for a true cream you might like some of these options.

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These three are from Lowes. They are all great creams so how would you ultimately choose? Here's how I do it. I pick my favorite name. That's right, I can't bring myself to use a paint that has a horrible name, regardless of the actual color. The paint naming people should take the 'name snobs' like me under consideration when they are choosing the names for the paint colors. They would have so many less sample chips of "Minstrel Heart" and "Butte Rock" left over. 

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These samples are all from Sherwin Williams. My favorite here is Créme, again based on the name. I love the paint quality at SW but unless you can catch it on sale, it's pretty pricey. A little paint hack is to have another paint counter mix your color choice for a lower price. I believe they all have access to each other's color codes in their computers. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog. I hope you didn't find this post too vanilla. 

Today's post is dedicated to my friend, Kristin H. who asked about my favorite creams these days. For many years my go-to color was called "Cozy Cottage". I've used it and recommended it over and over again but they have discontinued the color at Home Depot.

If you have a question you'd like to ask or a project you need a quick opinion on, please send me a note! I'd love to help out if I can.