|Basis of Comparison
|Pale white with a hint of yellow
|Muted white with beige or yellow undertones
|This Old English word was influenced by the Latin word “crēmum,” which also meant thick layer or crust.
|The term “ivory” originates from the Old French word “ivurie,” which came from the Latin “ebur,” referring to the material from elephant tusks.
|Cream has a yellow or buttery undertone.
|Ivory often has a slight beige or even pale yellow undertone.
|Around (255, 253, 208)
|Around (255, 255, 240)
|Cream is a symbol of purity, innocence, and simplicity. It evokes a sense of calm and relaxation.
|Ivory is associated with wealth, history, and cultural significance due to its use in intricate carvings and valuable
|Complementary colors to cream include pale pastels like soft blues, pinks and light grays.
|Ivory pairs well with deep, rich colors like burgundy, forest green and navy blue.
|Cream is used in contemporary designs, often reflecting modern aesthetics and comfort.
|Ivory’s historical use in art, antiques, and cultural artifacts gives it a sense of timelessness and heritage.
|Contemporary and approachable
|Vintage and timeless
|Art and Decor
|Suits modern and minimalist aesthetics
|Evokes classic and ornate styles