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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.

Benjamin Moore best neutral paint colors

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Neutral paint colors are perfect for common areas like entryways, hallways, living rooms, great rooms, and open floor plans. They typically blend with many accent colors or can be used alone for a minimalistic style.

Several shades can be considered neutral including beige paint colors, greiges, off-whites, and even certain sage green colors.

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.

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.

living room painted with Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Use it with accent colors or in a monochromatic color palette for a more minimalistic look.

benjamin moore revere pewter entry with black door
Revere Pewter color palette

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

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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

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reading nook painted with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

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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.

Edgecomb Gray coordinating colors

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

bedroom painted with Benjamin Moore Pashmina

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Pashmina looks gorgeous with Balboa Mist as the trim color in the room below.

Benjamin Moore Pashmina walls and Balboa Mist Trim
Benjamin Moore Pashmina color palette

4. Benjamin Moore Grant Beige HC-83

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

Paint your bedroom with Grant Beige and you’ll be able to use virtually any color bedding and accessories.

Benjamin Moore Grant Beige bedroom

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Rotating your throw pillows and blankets won’t be an issue in a living room painted with Grant Beige. Most accent colors will work with this versatile wall color.

Benjamin Moore Grant Beige living room

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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.

dining room with Gray Owl walls and green chairs

Grab a sample here: Gray Owl Peel and Stick Paint Sample

Give your bathroom a minimalistic look with Gray Owl walls. You can use any color art, towels, shower curtain, and rug.

benjamin moore gray owl bathroom

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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

living room with Coastal Fog painted walls

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    Coastal Fog is light enough to use as a whole-house color. You won’t have to be concerned with it making hallways or areas with low lighting too dark.

    walls painted with Coastal Fog

    Life on Virginia Street

    7. Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige 975

    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

    Entry with Tapestry Beige walls and gray trim

    Traditional Home

    Make your bedroom a cozy but neutral haven with Tapestry Beige walls. Use light accent colors to keep the space calming and restful.

    Tapestry Beige bedroom with blue and white accents

    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.

    dining room with blue rug and Elmira White walls

    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

    dining room with Classic Gray walls

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    Benjamin Moore Classic Gray color palette

    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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    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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