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Are you looking to create an exterior that simultaneously feels pleasant, light, and crisp? Cream siding is one of those powerful tones that are often underrated. Cool, crisp, classic cream-roofed houses are versatile and appeal to a broad audience.
Create a cream palette
The cream is an attractive mix of white and yellow. Not to be confused with beige or brown, the cream is a lighter tone with a softer look. Often described as a pale yellow version, the cream tends to have a weightless appearance, making it an excellent choice for residential homes with a friendly atmosphere.
Traditionally, the cream has been used as a neutral decorative color. Today, cream-colored cladding can be considered the main attraction in exterior cladding and is used as a decorative color. Homes with cream walls often feature complimentary neutrals, like white and brown, to establish balance in the color scheme.
Curious about ice cream? Look at seven stunning examples of the cream used for cladding and decoration to create exquisite curb appeal.
1. Lap Ice Cream with Nutmeg Shutters and White Trim
The horizontal bed is a traditional structure for residential partitions. Since the cream is a pale color, it allows nice yet subtle shadows to be seen even on basic textures, such as laps. Here, the nutmeg shutters add the dark definition needed to base the cream wall panels and create dimension. Notice how the light brown shutters also combine with the foundation brick facade, which helps provide more structure to the pale cream palette.
2. Gingerbread Ice Cream House
If a fairy tale look is something you’ve always dreamed of, cream partitions are a great way to make that look a reality. When the cream topcoat combines with a secondary color like beige or light brown, it creates an alluring gingerbread palette. The key to keeping this gingerbread approach feeling modern is to include a range of stylistic textures throughout – always sticking to the creamy palette.
Shakes and rings are used together to create dynamic texture, while extras like cork, rhinestone window frames, and multicolored roofing keep the design fresh and complete.
3. Tanning Skin Lifting Trim Cream
Dark paneling can be challenging to work with, as dark trim can wash away the entire exterior and detract from architectural features. Choosing decorative colors with lighter tones can help brighten and accentuate the dark side.
For some cladding colors, like dark brown, the white border can create too much contrast. Here, cream decor shines like a perfect partner for the dark set, effectively enhancing the color palette without being as jarring as flat white decor.
4. Classic Cream with Roofing and Trimming
Cream and brown continue to be a popular color combination, but sometimes homeowners aren’t sure how far to take this theme. Here, the brown color of the border is extended into the roof to create a more minimalist approach to the color combination. Notice how the ceiling, trim, shutters, and porch railings all come together in the same brown color.
5. Yellow Firming Cream Face
Not all cream colors are the same! Remember, this unique shade is a mix of white and yellow, which means many different tones can be featured as cream. Here, the cream exterior has a stronger yellow tint, opening up design possibilities and creating an overall warmer, brighter look.
Yellow-toned creams tend to look great with crisp white trim and a range of shades of gray and brown. They also work well with other strong tones used as accent colors, like rustic red shutters or porches.
6. Ashy-Cream face with multiple color combinations
At the other end of the color spectrum, some shades of cream can exhibit gray or gray tones that make them appear very close to beige. Ashy-cream siding has excellent versatility, allowing homeowners to experiment with other accent colors for roofs, porches, shutters, and foundations.
Note that a beautiful gray-blue color has been chosen for the roof, while a warm sepia tone is highlighted on the lower level platform and entryway stairs. These color choices work very well together because of the solid gray tones present in the distinctive shade of this cream siding.
7. Light and Soft Cream Palette
Finally, the cream exterior enhances the white tone and keeps only a little yellow, which can almost appear white. Black and red accents add a classic look to this attractive exterior style. This modern twist on a cream color scheme works great for farmhouses, plank and roof exteriors, and more.
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