Posts Tagged ‘Buttercream’



September 5, 2019

“Buttercream” is the first color I created. I recreated my own full spectrum formula of the color that I had Donald Kaufman make over thirty years ago for a client of mine in New York. I described it as a pale creamy yellow that looks like it is lit by candlelight. It’s that hint of red pigment we added that gives “Buttercream” its rosy glow in the corners of a room. I like the color so much, I have it in the main room of my own home and when I repainted several years ago, I chose “Buttercream” again because it’s like walking into a room where the sun is always shining and it promotes feelings of cheerfulness and optimism and stimulates conversation, creativity and the intellect. Like “Classic Marc”, the color in my previous post, it goes with every other color. It’s been featured in House Beautiful Magazine as a “colorful neutral”.

“Buttercream” walls and ceilings with “Ashen Green” trim in my own home.
“Buttercream” walls and ceiling” in this Hilton Head, SC home
“Buttercream” was also included in House Beautiful‘s App 500+ Favorite Paint Colors. I’m glad I took this screenshot because sadly, the app is no longer available.
“Buttercream” walls in Color Consultant Barbara Jacobs‘ project in Massachusetts.
“Buttercream” walls with “White Opal” trim.

So as you can see from the photos, Buttercream works in a variety of settings and with a variety of furnishings. If you’d like to see a hand-painted sample, visit my Online Store where you can order free 1″ x 4″ hand-painted cuttings as well as a variety of other hand-painted samples in several sizes. We also have 2 oz. sample jars and pints.

Our Best-selling Colors for 2012

January 22, 2013

This time every year, I run a report to see what colors were most popular over the past year. 2012 was quite a departure from previous years! Our “Buttercream” that has outsold all other colors three to one for years, has been eclipsed by “JV Cloud White”, a beautiful white, but not a color in the true sense of the word. This white was followed by White Opal (our purist white), Classic Cream, Mushroom, Gustavian Grey and Snow as our top sellers.

Could JV Cloud White on this book cover be the reason?

Could “JV Cloud White” on this book cover be the reason?

Wheat, Classic Marc, H2 Ahh!, Edgewood Green, Lichen and Chartreuse (last two were featured in House Beautiful) and weren’t far behind. Interesting how these more colorful colors are still quite neutral.

"Wheat" (on walls above) has quickly replaced Buttercream as the popular yellow.

“Wheat” (on walls above) has quickly replaced Buttercream as the popular yellow.

Last but not least, other popular colors include Honeysuckle, Sage, Bark, Pumice, Putty, Oasis, Sand, Citrine and Christine’s Cloud (the new popular ceiling color). I find the best place to try and envision any of these colors in your home is on our four Photos & Reviews pages that have hundreds of photos of completed projects sent to us by our clients.

If you didn’t see our last blog post, be sure to check it out to find out how to get in on our January Paint Sale!