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Windham Cream vs. Antique White

Posted by jfranc85 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 19, 10 at 23:31

I have used BM Windham Cream before and loved it, but in my new condo, it seems too yellow.
Much of the light is artificial because the only window is a slider at one end that is the length of the wall.
The room is 38' long, perhaps that is why is looks a bit like lemonade.
I put antique white on small areas this afternoon, but they seem to look the same as the Windham Cream. I will see if they dry differently tomorrow..
Any ideas?
The new rug will be a light bisque color.
Thanks for any help!

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RE: Windham Cream vs. Antique White

I'm familiar with BM Windham Cream and I agree that it is very yellow. There was a thread here recently with a link to a blog article about why the right white is so difficult to find, but I can't seem to find it. Maybe someone who reads this can find it.


This isn't the thread I was thinking of, but it has ideas to consider. Have you considered using a full spectrum paint?

Here is a link that might be useful: whites

RE: Windham Cream vs. Antique White

How about BM Navajo White or Mayonnaise?
I just want to tone down the Windham Cream. Thanks for the helpful thread on whites, I really do want a yellow undertone, but not as bright as the Windham Cream is in my space.

RE: Windham Cream vs. Antique White

I used BM Navajo White in a bathroom and it is a nice neutral. I also used BM Bone White which was a very close match to SW Antique White but I preferred the Bone White slightly different tone but so difficult to see the difference with the samples on the wall.

BM Bone white is a very close match to BM Wicker and is a very neutral happy color without being too tan or too yellow or too dark. It looks great with white trim. Do a search for my posting name and you will see pictures of my walls.

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