I want something that’s not as stark as white, but I still wish to feel the ethereal purity of the pristine colourlessness. What do I wear?
The answer is Cream, Off-white or Ivory!
One of the most versatile canvases to any outfit, cream offers all the benefits of white, albeit with more warmth and softness.
Colours, as we know, tend to influence our mind, thought processes, moods and emotions. How we react to situations, how calm or confident we feel, what kind of impression we wish to make, and many such aspects are affected by colours.
Cream or ivory is a calming, neutral colour. It creates a sense of semblance and balance, and represents the qualities of optimism, elegance and primness.
Cream offers a lot of scope for adding elements and other colors. And, it is a richer, denser canvas than pure white.
Despite being a subdued, understated colour on its own, cream and ivory are capable of much drama and effect – when alone or when combined with darker hues and metallic accents like gold.
A favourite of urbane and chic women, white, in its many variations, appears as cream, ivory, off-white, vanilla, egg-shell, mint cream, beige, corn-silk, honey-dew, seashell, navajo white, linen white and many more.
As tempting as these names are, the colours’ shades too are as enticing. Given their slurpy warmth and wonderful grace, colours of the cream family find avid preference.
Cream and ivory are generally combined with other colours to create interesting combinations and alluring designs.
Sarees in cream base with red borders are every woman’s eternal favourite. A wedding staple in Indian states of Gujarat and Bengal, this colour combination is considered very auspicious.
The Gujarati Panetar Saree is always made in the red/ maroon and white/ off-white/ cream colour combination, where reds are on borders and in pallus, while the creams form the saree body.
Trimmings and Colours
Cream sarees are also avidly embellished with gold accents. Zari borders in gold, traditional Zardozi, golden stones and cut-dana work, handloom weaves, brocade, dull gold Banarasi weave – all look splendid on a cream base saree.
Apart from the traditional color combinations, creams and ivory are paired with many other colors too, like deep pink, bottle green, navy blue, black, amidst others. Typically, creams are paired with dark, jewel hues, as cream enhances any darker colors richness and depth.
Most trimmings and embroideries also look beautiful on cream base sarees. Lace work, Parsi work, Resham embroidery, beads, shells and stones embroidery – all look splendid on cream bases, especially when done in contrasting colours.
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