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shabby color of cream?

Posted by sharon_fl (My Page) on
Fri, Nov 9, 07 at 9:45

I am in a quandry as to which color of 'cream' will be the right one to use to paint the antique furniture I'm doing for my GD's 'Cinderella' themed room I'm doing.
I have looked at lots of samples but they all began to look alike! LOL!
The colors in the room will feature a baby pink & lavender and I'd like a real 'creamy' white-more on the yellow side? That make sense? Do any of you paint shabby & have a particular brand & color name that you can suggest to me? THANKS!


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RE: shabby color of cream?

I've had the same problem in choosing whites - there are thousands!

On this site they use and recommend Wal-Mart brand semi-gloss Country White and Antique White paints. Either can be used as the main color with the other color dry-brushed over. See the instructions near the bottom of the page here: http://www.greenoakantiques.com/workshopcupboards.htm

I like the Antique White and have it on several old pieces but find the Country White quite yellow even tho I had more white added. I haven't tried dry-brushing with the yellow because of that.


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RE: shabby color of cream?

Thank you-I'm on my way to check out these whites you suggested.


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RE: shabby color of cream?

Hope those colors work for you and you post the results. Love the combo of pink and lavender.


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RE: shabby color of cream?

I had this same problem when I re-decorated my living room. The walls are a very pale pink, and I had trouble finding the right white. I went through several shades and found that pure bright white actually worked the best. I thought it would be too harsh, but the pink actually gave the bright white a soft, feminine look.


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