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
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.
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.
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 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 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
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
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
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.
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
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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Wednesday 22nd of March 2023
Hello! We are painting a beach condo all white in San Diego. I would like to do all the cabinets, trim, walls, ceilings in the same white. I do not like a cool, stark white. Prefer a nice warm white. Trying to decide between creamy and Greek villa. Do u think one would look better on EVERYTHING than the other? Accent colors will be ocean blue. Thanks! Kristin
Saturday 25th of March 2023
Hi Kristen! Both are beautiful! Greek Villa is a little lighter and may look even whiter if you get a lot of sunlight. Creamy will probably look warmer. Either is a good choice, but I would definitely get Samplize squares of each of them to find out which is going to be best in your space. Since you're painting so much of the space, it'd be a costly error to pick the wrong one. Good luck!
Tuesday 21st of March 2023
When using SW creamy on the walls, what / how would you suggest tinting ceiling paint to compliment creamy’s yellow undertone?
Wednesday 12th of October 2022
I normally like a crisp white ceiling and trim. What Sherwin williams white would you choose to use with alabaster wall paint ?
Thursday 13th of October 2022
Hi Julia! High Reflective White or Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace would be a good option if you like a crisp white ceiling and trim!
Friday 7th of October 2022
I would like to know if the color creamy comes in exterior paint? I am thinking of this beautiful color for the outside of my home! If not what exterior paint can you suggest that would be the same creamy warm color? Would a dark expresso on the garage doors go well with creamy( if it’s available in exterior)? Thank so very much for your time and expertise!😊😊👍👍 I’ll be waiting for your advice! Gosh bless! Claudia
Thursday 13th of October 2022
Hi Claudia! Yes, Creamy could definitely be used on a home exterior. Sherwin Williams can direct you to the best product for your purpose, and they'll tint it for you. Creamy would be great with dark espresso garage doors! I hope you love how it turns out!! Take care :)
Friday 29th of April 2022
In your opinion what would be a good coordinating wall paint in greige tones to pair with kitchen cabinets that have been painted in Sherwin Williams Creamy?
Sunday 1st of May 2022
Hi Malena! Agreeable Gray or Repose Gray would look very nice!