[Vocabulary] and the living room is painted a light cream

sania-baharat

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There are translucent curtains throughout the house, and the living room is painted a light cream, creating brightness and airiness. This makes her whole place come alive. Meanwhile, the bedroom is light blue, and its tiffany blue curtains lend the room a harmony of sea and sky. The bathroom and the open, well-equipped kitchen are also both recently renovated.

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Can we say "..., and the living room is painted in a light cream"? Is there any difference between them.
 

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The living room is painted a certain colour. The preposition "in" is not required.
 

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Is the use of "in" incorrect or wordy?

I have seen these kinds of senetences in some contexts:
"I have painted my bedroom in pink".
"I have had my sitting room painted in tiffany blue".

 

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I consider 'in' optional rather than incorrect.
 
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