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Designers’ Favorite Cool Neutral Paint Colors

cool neutral paint colors

Since my last post was sharing how NOT to choose paint colors (go here for that), today’s post is a roundup of some of the most popular cool neutral paint colors from Benjamin Moore. Cool neutrals are (ironically) the hottest paint colors these days and they’re what you see on shows like Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop. 

The colors shown here can all be used together as a palette or any one of them would be perfect for the entire house. There are photos of each color so you can get an idea how they look in a room setting. Let me know which one is your favorite!

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I’m sharing a photo of each color, starting with the top left and going clockwise. Scroll all the way to the bottom for links to my “Favorite Paint Color” posts with dozens of photos and ideas.

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee

Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee Cabinets
Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee

Benjamin Moore Silver Satin

Benjamin Moore Silver Satin
Benjamin Moore Silver Satin

Benjamin Moore Silver Satin

Pasadena Master Bath Remodel
Photo by Robert Frank Design 
Walls – Paris Rain 

Benjamin Moore Seattle Mist

Walls – Seattle Mist. Trim – Swiss Coffee. Accent – Chelsea Gray

Benjamin Moore Tranquility

benjamin moore tranquility bathroom
Walls – Tranquility, Trim – White Dove

Tranquility is the paint color in our recently renovated half bathroom. Go here to see more of this room.

Benjamin Moore Pleasant Valley

Master Bedroom
Photo by Four Brothers LLC
Walls – Pleasant Valley, Trim – White

Bedroom Painted with Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments

bedroom painted with benjamin moore quiet moments
Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments

Benjamin Moore Gray Cashmere

Transitional Family Room
from Houzz.
Walls – Gray Cashmere, Trim – Snowfall White

Living Room Painted with Benjamin Moore White Dove

Walls – White Dove

We used White Dove in our living room and love it. To see more of this space, go here.

Benjamin Moore Vanilla Milkshake Living Room

Coastal Living.
Walls – Vanilla Milkshake

Dining Room with Benjamin Moore Classic Gray

From Henhurst.
Walls – Classic Gray

Benjamin Moore Silver Satin

French Country Estate
Photo by Douglas VanderHorn Architects  
Walls – Silver Satin, Trim – Muslin

Benjamin Moore Vale Mist

Photo by Amanda Webster Design 
Walls – Vale Mist


Benjamin Moore Gray Mirage

Benjamin Moore Gray Mirage

Do you have a favorite cool neutral color? I’d love to know which ones you love. Leave a comment at the bottom of the post and let me know!

If you like this post you might also like these: 

9 No-Fail Neutral Paint Colors

Don’t make a mistake! Go here to see how NOT to choose a paint color.

*Always test the color befor painting your space since they will appear different in each room*

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  1. Hi Angie!! I love the colors. They look a little green to me but I like green. I think our house is too dark. It's a Limestone ranch and I think I need to repaint and put in lighter colors. Our kitchen has a nice color complimenting the white washed maple cabinets but it is still too dark. I really don't know what would go well with a pinky tinged cabinet. We didn't put in the cabinets we bought the house with them already installed. They are custom but you know how it goes — not everything is in my taste. I'll have to get a lot of paint chips and see what goes. Love the color posts!

    1. Hi Marisa! Most of the colors here have some blue, green, and gray in them. I'll also be sharing some favorite warm neutrals, coastal colors, blues, and more in case you want to see some different ones. Your limestone ranch sounds wonderful! I love stone houses. It's hard to find just the right color for pink toned woods – I'd actually stay away from greens because they'll make the pink more prevalent. So glad you like the color posts! Have a great week! ~ Angie

    2. Hi Angie,
      You know I always LOVE your choices, as I too am a Ben Moore girl!! Also liked the How Not to Choose Paint Color, great information to help others. Keep it coming.

  2. Love all of those color choices, and every single one would work in our home. I may have to use some of them in the upcoming renovations!

    1. They're all great neutrals. Good luck on your renos! Can't wait to see what you do!

    1. Thanks Maria! Those rooms are all gorgeous, aren't they? Thanks for dropping by!

  3. YOu said to scroll all the way to the bottom to see YOUR favorite colors with photo. Could not find the anywhere. NOthing says anything about "YOUR favorite colors" a the bottom or anyplace else. Can you tell me where it is

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