You can really do a lot with Cream colors. There are some great ideas for decorating with cream. In this article, I’ll show you how to decorate with cream colors and give warm, inviting looks.
How to Decorate With Cream Colors
I’m going to start off by telling you about an odd thing that happened to me when I was starting out in decorating. I was thinking about using the left over paint in my room and thought it would be a great idea to use cream colors. I thought the walls would look so much better with a nice light washed look.
First thing first: never paint your walls with a lighter color than you have applied. I learned that the hard way. First I applied a very light coat of paint, thinking it would hide any drips.
When it was dry, I realized the colors were too dark and set on my blue chalkboard. The actual paint hadn’t dried when the walls started to crack and crumble. Oops! I shouldn’t have done that, I shouldn’t have just assumed the paint would be just as long as I painted in a lighter color.
Next, never try to paint an area at a time. It’s better to paint one section at a time to make sure you aren’t trying to paint over any peeling paint, cracks or crevices. If you are going to paint a wall at a time, the paint may end up looking too white and end up streaking the whole room.
Make sure you paint a single coat of paint. You want to avoid using a double-sided paint. If you are going to use two coats, then make sure to use a primer and not a top coat. You don’t want the paint to “cake” on the first coat and then peel off after the second coat.
Apply your paint as evenly as possible. Avoid uneven application, but use your judgment. A tiled floor and wall with lots of paint on it should be treated like it is a special project. As such, you want to apply it as evenly as possible so that the tiles don’t chip or crack.
For your second coat of paint, it’s best to cover one wall first. This will keep paint from dripping onto your wall below.