When it comes to updating your space, nothing has quite the same effect as switching up your paint color. While everyone loves a bold colored wall now and then, neutral paint colors are always a good place to start. But how do you choose between white, off white, beige and grey? We picked our top 10 favorite neutral paint colors from Havenly’s preferred brand of paint, Benjamin Moore, to help you decide!
1. Benjamin Moore Decorator’s White
When you’re looking for a clean and modern look, Decorator’s White is our white paint of choice. It’s a “true” white with no hints of yellow and provides the perfect backdrop for monochromatic rooms as well as a clean white color for trim. For minimalist enthusiasts, look no further than Decorator’s White.
2. Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace
Chantilly Lace is just a hint softer than Decorator’s White and works well across all styles and rooms. It’s a slightly warmer white, but it still reads clean and crisp, so it avoids looking dated. We love using Chantilly Lace not only on walls and trim, but also cabinetry.
3. Benjamin Moore Abalone
Greige (gray – beige) colors are so popular because they feel like the perfect neutral paint color. They provide a soft ground for almost every palette and feel neither too cold nor too warm. Abalone is a our favorite lightest greige—from far away, you might think it’s white, but it has just a hint of color to add a little depth to your room.
4. Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
Another greige paint color, Benjamin Moore Gray Owl pulls in slightly yellower tones and goes on just a little bit darker than Abalone. It also has a slightly more silver tone to it, which makes it a popular choice for more contemporary or transitional spaces. We love this color paired with white tailored wainscoting and trim.
5. Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist
Balboa Mist has beige undertones, which makes it feel more traditional and formal. It’s considered a mid-tone greige, which means it gives substantial presence in a room without feeling too overwhelming. This color pairs well with rich mahogany flooring and crisp white trim.
6. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter
Revere Pewter is the ultimate greige, and for good reason. It’s a mid-weight color with slightly grayer undertones than Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist, and it goes with almost every style. Revere Pewter can feel just as contemporary as traditional and is perfect for all rooms of the house, depending on how you style it.
7. Benjamin Moore Graytint
On the cooler end of the spectrum compared with a warmer shade like Benjamin Moore Gray Owl, Graytint is a light gray that feels crisp and clean, making it a good candidate for every room in your home. When using cooler grays, be sure to balance out your room with warmer tones in your wood finishes to keep the room from feeling too cold and sterile.
8. Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
Going just slightly darker, Stonington Gray is a great neutral paint color choice for a wide range of styles. Pair it with chrome accents and pops of white for a more contemporary look or choose darker wood tones and aged bronze finishes for a more rustic look.
9. Benjamin Moore Shaker Gray
Looking for something a little darker? Shaker Gray gives you a dramatic look without feeling too overwhelming for a small space. With just a hint of yellow undertone (also found in Benjamin Moore Gray Owl), this gray also feels a little warmer, pairing well with dark woods.
10. Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
As you probably know, we love a good accent wall, and Kendall Charcoal does a great job of creating a bold look. It provides a similar feel as a soft black wall, without the harshness of a true black. When going this dark, pair it with white wainscoting or a room with large windows to keep the space from feeling too closed in.
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