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9 No-Fail Neutral Paint Colors from Benjamin Moore

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.

best neutral paint colors from Benjamin Moore

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Look for inspiration on pinterest, instagram, or in home magazines.
  3. Once you’ve decided on the direction you want to go, narrow your choices down to 5 or less paint colors, ideally.
  4. 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.
  5. Look at the color you’re considering in the room that you will be painting, not outside in the bright sun.
  6. 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
    situations.
  7. I strongly recommend testing the color either by getting a color tester sample and 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.
  8. 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.

benjamin moore revere pewter

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.

edgecomb gray dining room

Susanne McKee Home

Traditional Home

edgecomb gray in hallway

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.

You can see more images of Edgecomb Gray here: Favorite Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray and get a peel and stick sample here: Edgecomb Gray Peel and Stick Sample

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

Barrie Residence

Photo by Catherine Staples InteriorsLook for traditional bedroom design inspiration

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

Edisto Beach House

Photo by Riverside DesignersMore beach style bedroom photos

East Bay Bungalow

Photo by Quarry Hill DesignMore contemporary living room ideas

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

benjamin moore gray owl bathroom

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

Ballard Designs

Life on Virginia Street

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

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

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

Pretty Handy Girl

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

Henhurst Interiors

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.

Try a Sample

And if you’re ready to test one of these colors, you can get color tester samples here: Benjamin Moore Color Samples, and peel and stick paint samples here: Peel and Stick Samples

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These are all such great choices for neutral paint colors. Some of my favorites. Lots of good photos with color names. Postcards from the Ridge
These are the best neutral paint colors. Lots of great photos of each one. So glad to have this. - Postcards from the Ridge

5 Comments

  1. I was introduced to Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter about 4 months ago while in the midst of a master bathroom renovation. When I took my bath tiles to the Benjamin Moore store in search of a paint color, the salesman immediately pulled out the Revere Pewter swatch! Initially I was hesitant, as I was thinking something along cream, but I finally decided to trust him & purchased a gallon. It was the best decision I made! I have taken that color through 11 rooms of this house & will use it again when the last 3 bedrooms are done! It is an incredible color that I dearly love!

  2. I am so glad that you posted this! I'm in the process of choosing a wall color for our living room and have samples of several of the colors that you featured. I'm painting the trim with White Dove and am about half way finished. (What a chore!) I'm hoping to buy some samples today to paint onto poster board to help with my decision.

    1. All of our trim is white dove and it was pretty much all unpainted when we bought the house. It made such a difference when I painted it. And yes, it was a real chore! I can't wait to see which color you go with.

  3. Well be sure to try these colors in your room before you commit. What looks beautiful in one home may look horrid in another. Revere pewter was the most god awful color in my home. It looked like blah cement in a room with north and west windows. We repainted our entire home (this was one of the colors) before we sold and the realtor didn't even include THAT room with RP in the listing. It was that terrible. I did my due diligence — I had even tested it on a wall, two coats of paint over a wider base of primer so I could get an accurate representation. But up on the entire walls it didn't work. In any case, it looks beautiful in others homes, just not mine. We are in a new home now and I'm anxious to test Coastal Fog. It looks beautiful here.

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