If you’re getting ready to sell your house or just want something that won’t clash with the furniture, a neutral paint color is definitely the way to go. Over the years I’ve recommended hundreds of colors to clients but there are some tried and true colors that will always work in any home.
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Here’s a short list of top neutral paint colors from Benjamin Moore that will hopefully help you in your quest for the right shade. Be sure to always look at any color in your home before making a decision.
These are my best ideas and tips for getting the right paint color.
Tips for choosing neutral paint colors:
- If you don’t know where to begin, start with any items that won’t be changing like large furniture pieces, flooring, or any other permanent features in the area to be painted.
- Look for inspiration on pinterest, instagram, or in home magazines.
- Once you’ve decided on the direction you want to go, narrow your choices down to 5 or less paint colors, ideally.
- Keep in mind that paint colors will look more intense on your walls than they do on paint color strips with multiple shades. This means light colors will look lighter and dark colors will look darker.
- Look at the color you’re considering in the room that you will be painting, not outside in the bright sun.
- See how the paint color looks in that room during different lighting situations…on a sunny day, on a cloudy day, with and without the lights on, and at night. They look different in each of these
- I strongly recommend testing the color either by painting areas of the room (next to the trim) or by using a peel and stick paint samples. You can get them here: Samplize Peel and Stick Paint Samples. They’re reusable, affordable, and you don’t even have to wash out a brush.
- Most importantly, remember that there’s not a “perfect” color. There are likely a few good choices that will look beautiful in your room.
Best Neutral Paint Colors from Benjamin Moore
1. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
Probably the most popular color on the market today, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is definitely a “can’t go wrong” color. It works beautifully with so many colors or stands all on its own perfectly.
To see more examples of this color used in rooms, go here: Favorite Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. And grab a peel and stick sample of it here: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter Peel and Stick Sample
2. Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray
If you’re looking for a soft neutral that works with any decor you’ll want to add Edgecomb Gray to your list of possibilities. It has subtle warm gray tones and seems to warm up when used in south or west facing rooms, and looks cooler in north and east facing rooms.
This hallway from Kristi at Making it in the Mountains is so pretty! I love the Edgecomb Gray as a subtle backdrop to all her decor.
3. Benjamin Moore Pashmina
For a deeper neutral, consider Benjamin Moore Pashmina. It’s a mid-tone neutral that has greige undertones. It looks beautiful with the white linens and dark furniture in this bedroom. Grab a peel and stick sample of it here: Benjamin Moore Pashmina Peel and Stick Sample
Pasmina looks gorgeous with Balboa Mist as the trim color in the room above.
4. Benjamin Moore Grant Beige
From the Historical Collection from Benjamin Moore, Grant Beige is a mid-tone neutral with and equal mix of gray and beige. It’s very versatile and looks great with almost any color. You can purchase a peel and stick sample of this classic color here: Grant Beige Peel and Stick Paint Sample
5. Benjamin Moore Gray Owl – a cool neutral paint color
If you’re looking for a light gray neutral with a cool, crisp cast, look no further than Gray Owl. With its cool undertones it looks best in south-facing rooms. Blue and green accents look beautiful with it as well. Grab a sample here: Gray Owl Peel and Stick Paint Sample
Burlap by the Beach
6. Benjamin Moore Coastal Fog
Another cool neutral that goes with many other colors is Coastal Fog. It has slight undertones of khaki and olive and looks best when used in south-facing rooms. Samples are available here: Coastal Fog Peel and Stick Paint Sample
7. Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige
Tapestry beige is one of those colors that has both warm and cool undertones and it’s truly a classic greige. Any style of decor looks nice with it and you can put any color against it. A sample of this color can be purchased here: Tapestry Beige Peel and Stick Paint Sample
8. Dining Room Painted with Benjamin Moore Elmira White
Elmira White is another color from the Historical Collection and is a timeless classic. It has warm undertones and looks best in north-facing rooms.
You can use almost any color with it, and it’s suitable for any room in your home. A sample can be purchased here: Elmira White Peel and Stick Sample
9. Benjamin Moore Classic Gray
Classic Gray is a cool, off-white shade that is very light and versatile. With its cool undertones it looks best in south-facing rooms and works with any style decor and in any room. A sample can be purchased here: Classic Gray Peel and Stick Paint Sample
Which no-fail neutral is your favorite? Have you used any of these or do you have another one to add to the list? Let me know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the post.
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