Color Inspiration: Charcoal and Cream

Classic Interior Design Colors

Classic Interior Design Colors: Charcoal and Cream


I love this twist on the classic interior design combo of black and white.

Charcoal and cream seems more modern but just as sophisticated and timeless as black and white interiors.

Spotted over on Elle Decor, this sophisticated New York Hamptons retreat designed by Tamara Magel, is my latest obsession.

I love the idea of choosing a limited color scheme throughout the home. Classic interior design colors are perfect for a vacation house, as this simple yet chic palette lends itself to a very relaxing vibe.

Could you commit to only a few colors? I’m tempted to try this concept out.

Since I keep going back to this very post from a few years ago, I decided to re-post it again here.

Especially since I’m finding a great deal of inspiration in all of these rooms.

Mostly for our beach house renovation –    I’m thinking especially for the master bathroom!

If ours turns out even half as chic as this one, I’ll be thrilled!

PS: Another stunning beach house by designer Tamara Magel.

photography by Rikki Snyder for Elle Decor


Classic Interior Design Colors
Classic Interior Design Colors
Classic Interior Design Colors
Classic Interior Design Colors
Classic Interior Design Colors



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  1. The texture on the bed is too good. Love the idea of a color palette. Going in the inspiration file!

    Published on 6.9.16 · Reply
  2. Terese wrote:

    I love this color inspiration! It’s so fresh and neutral. Great for a beach house and a nice departure from the traditional blue and white beach house scheme. Thanks for posting!

    Published on 6.13.19 · Reply