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Sherwin Williams Creamy Paint Color

Sherwin Williams Creamy paint color is a cream colored paint shade. It is actually one of the more popular off-white paint colors by Sherwin Williams.

Sherwin Williams Creamy is included in the following paint color collections: Senior Living Warm Foundations, Cool Neutrals, Naturalist, Living Well, Top 50 Colors, and Warm Whites.

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Sherwin Williams Creamy Color Details

Creamy Sherwin Williams Paint Drop

As the name implies, Creamy is a cream colored paint color by Sherwin Williams.

Cream paint tends to be an off-white shade that is very close to white but has a bit more color in it. Creams typically have yellow undertone, but some can also have a bit of gray, green, or orange in them.

Creamy Undertones

Sherwin Williams Creamy has a pale yellow undertone. It is a true off-white that will not look like a true white.

As far as cream paint colors go, Creamy doesn’t have too much of a yellow base to it though, which makes it a nice shade for a wall. In most lights, Creamy will look cream – not white, and not yellow.

In a Southern facing room, you may find that creamy takes on a bit more of a yellow hue. This is because Southern light has a warmer tone to it.

Creamy LRV

Creamy by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams Creamy has an LRV (Light Reflectance Value) of 81. The LRV scale goes from 0, which is completely black, to 100, which is completely white. So, as you can see, an LRV of 81 is fairly high on the LRV scale.

Creamy will reflect a lot of light into the room, but like any paint color, you need to have enough natural or artificial light in the room to support it.

Is Sherwin Williams Creamy Warm or Cool?

Warm paint colors have red, orange or yellow undertones. Cool paint colors have blue, green or purple undertones.

With its yellow undertones, Creamy is a warm paint color.

Coordinating Colors for Creamy

Creamy Sherwin Williams Coordinating Colors

Creamy is warm paint color, and it tends to go well with other warm paint colors.

Sherwin Williams pairs Creamy with Reynard, an orangey red paint color that is reminiscent of fall. Additionally, Studio Taupe, a warm neutral paint shade, is a lovely accent to Creamy.

Trim Colors for Creamy

Creamy Sherwin Williams Trim Colors

Creamy is a light off-white paint color, and while some may use it for trim, I find that it has a bit too much color in it for my taste.

Off-white trims were more popular in the 90s than they are today, with most people favoring bright white trim.

For Creamy, the best white color for trim is probably going to be Pure White.

Pure White is my go-to paint color for trim because it works so well with most paint colors. Click here if you want to learn more about Pure White.

Where Can I Use Sherwin William Creamy?

Creamy is classic, elegant, sophisticated paint color.

It works great in traditional, farmhouse, southwestern or contemporary style homes.

Creamy will not give your home that bright white wall look that is popular right now, but don’t count it out. It is more enduring than that – not a shade to go in and out of style easily.

Creamy is a great paint color for walls and cabinets that you want to have a soft, creamy look.

Sherwin Williams Creamy Compared

When I do a full color review on a paint color, I always like to compare it to other popular paint colors. I find that this helps people determine which paint color is the right one for their home or preferences.

So, lets take a few minutes to compare Creamy to a few other popular white and off-white paint colors.

Creamy vs. Alabaster

Sherwin Williams Creamy vs. Alabaster

While Creamy is a true off-white, many would consider Alabaster to be more of a white paint shade (though it actually isn’t).

Alabaster is one of the most popular white (or off-white as the case my be) paint colors on the market. It is a classic type color that is used on walls, trim, cabinets and more.

Alabaster and Creamy are actually fairly similar. They are just one number off on their LRVs and they have similar depths.

Alabaster has a bit more gray in it than Creamy does, making it look more neutral on your walls, and less yellow. It won’t have quite the same glow in it that Creamy may.

If you want a paint color that looks like a cream, Creamy should be your pick. But if you want a paint color that is a warm white, I would recommend considering Alabaster.

Click here to learn more about Alabaster.

Creamy vs. White Dove

Sherwin Williams Creamy vs. White Dove

White Dove is a popular Benjamin Moore paint color. It is a white paint color with yellow undertones.

But, White Dove is significantly whiter than Creamy. Despite having an LRV that it only two points higher than Creamy’s, White Dove looks like a white next to Creamy. (Next to a true white, White Dove looks almost cream colored though, for comparison’s sake).

White Dove doesn’t have too much gray in it, like Alabaster does. It is a warm white with soft yellow undertone.

If you want a white paint color is warm but not yellow, White Dove is a good bet. But if you want a true cream paint shade, go with Creamy.

Click here to learn more about White Dove.

Creamy vs. Swiss Coffee

Sherwin Williams Creamy vs. Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee

There are actually two different Swiss Coffee paint colors. One is a Benjamin Moore paint color, and one is a Behr shade.

The one we are going to discuss today is the Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee is an off-white paint color with yellow, gray, and a hint of green undertones in it. It is also a cream colored paint.

Altogether, Swiss Coffee looks more neutral and less creamy than Creamy does though. Because of this, Swiss Coffee is a good choice if you want a neutral paint color that is warm, but not glowing.

Click here for more information on Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee.

Creamy vs. Navajo White

Sherwin Williams Creamy vs. Navajo White

Navajo White is a Sherwin Williams paint color that falls into the beige family. In fact, I discuss it on my post about the best tan and beige paint color.

With an LRV of 72, Navajo White is a much darker paint color than Creamy. In fact, it doesn’t really even fall into the off-white paint colors group.

Instead, Navajo White is a good paint color if you want a beige shade for your walls. It is particuarly good in a southwestern style home. It is not as flexible or as classic as Creamy though.

Creamy vs. Greek Villa

Sherwin Williams Creamy vs. Greek Villa

Greek Villa is one of my favorite off-white paint colors by Sherwin Williams. It is similar to Creamy in that it is a soft, warm off-white.

But, Greek Villa looks much lighter than Creamy, even though it is only a few points higher on the LRV scale.

Greek Villa will give off more of a white room look than Creamy will. So if you want a true cream paint color, Creamy is the pick. But, if you just want a warm shade of white, Greek Villa may be good for you.

Click here to learn more about Greek Villa.

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Final Thoughts on Sherwin Williams Creamy Paint Color

Creamy is a beautiful cream colored paint shade by Sherwin Williams. It is warm, soft and elegant, giving a room a classic cream look without being too yellow.

If you are looking for a paint color that will warm up a cold space without looking too yellow, Creamy should be on your shortlist!

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Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Hello Lauren We have just had the exterior of our new build home painted in SW Creamy (trim also). I would like to paint the porch ceilings a very light, pale, blue. Do you think SW Topsail would coordinate well with Creamy? I do not want to make Creamy look any more yellow! We have a lot of direct sunlight! The house faces East, back porch faces West, and not many trees nearby. I realize that I'm trying to put a "cooler" color with a "warm" color... hence my dilemma 🙃 I really love the character that the blue ceiling provides! I so appreciate your help!!


Wednesday 25th of October 2023

Hi Mary! Unfortunately, Topsail is going to bring out the yellow even more. I see your dilemma! To downplay the effect, it may be better to choose a blue that has a good bit of green in it. Since green is closer to yellow on the color wheel, it will lessen the effect of the yellow looking even more prominent. A color like Waterscape is a blue with a good bit of green. It is much darker than Topsail, but you could have your Sherwin Williams store tint it at 25% so it is lighter (they'd only put in 25% of the colorant). I think a blue porch ceiling is gorgeous! I'm sure your exterior will look amazing when you are finished.


Thursday 10th of August 2023

Please help! I am doing creamy sw cabinets with a gray glaze in the raised areas - probable agreeable gray. I am trying to find a warm neutral that would pair nicely for whole house paint color . We have beige to tan accents in flooring. What neutral paint do you think pairs well with creamy?

Sian Cromer

Thursday 27th of July 2023

Hi! We recently painted our Bathroom walls, trim and ceiling in Creamy with different sheens. I had hoped I’d like the ceiling more than I do(would like it to be lighter). What are you thoughts about using Creamy on the ceiling (Flat sheen)? What color would you suggest to compliment the walls and trim?

Thank You, Sian

Sian Cromer

Saturday 29th of July 2023

@Lauren, thank you! Would you recommend a flat finish in those colors?


Friday 28th of July 2023

Hi Sian! If the ceiling is too dark for you in Creamy in the current finish, a flat finish will make it even darker because there will be even less light reflecting off of it. For a lighter ceiling, try switching to Pure White or High Reflective White.


Saturday 27th of May 2023

We recently painted our foyer and upstairs hallway with creamy and pure white crown molding and trim. I need to paint the walls leading from the foyer into my kitchen and great room and wanted to coordinate with the creamy paint. Would you have any suggestions? My kitchen counter is black granite and I have light hardwood floors. My great room colors are browns and greens. The rooms are facing north and west Thanks very much!


Thursday 20th of April 2023

My bedroom walls are creamy; however I would like to paint a feature wall that my bed will be on in a different color. I was thinking a pink tone; like Romance or Malted Milk. Do you think one of those colors would work with creamy or should I be safe and stick with a taupe or greige? Thank you.


Saturday 22nd of April 2023

Hi Dianna! Yes, I think that a pink will work with Creamy, and will be pretty. I have a review of Romance here if you're interested!