Starting your search for the best neutral paint colors? Look no further! We’ve scouted out 17 of the prettiest neutral paint colors– gorgeous shades of white, ivory, gray, beige, tan and silvery greens and blues– to help you create a cohesive, relaxing home retreat.
We’ve lived in our new home for a year and a half now, and we still have builder’s white paint on our walls. I’m afraid it looks too sterile, but whenever I mention painting them my friends grab my arms and wrestle that brush out of my hands. And I get it– the white walls look fresh and clean– until you look closer, and can see every last bump, bash and game of tag gone awry written on the walls. It’s time to paint most (if not all) of the rooms, and these gorgeous spaces are the perfect jumping off point for inspiration!
It’s important to note that photo editing, computer monitors, and lighting can all impact how a color ‘reads’, so before jumping in gung-ho with a color choice be sure to test it out in a small spot in your space and see how it looks with your furniture, flooring, lighting and at different times of day.
The Best Gray Paint Colors
Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray | The Creativity Exchange
Sherwin Williams Repose Gray | Creations by Kara
Behr Pewter Mug | Marty’s Musings
Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray | Refresh Restyle
Sherwin Williams Alpaca | Table and Hearth
Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray | Sweet Parrish Place
Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray | Farmhouse Made
Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray | DIY Beautify
Best Neutral Blue and Green Paint Colors
Sherwin Williams Rainwashed | Thrift Diving
Glidden January Dawn | Rain on a Tin Roof
Sherwin Williams Night Owl | Bright Green Door
Best Tan & Beige Paint Colors
Behr Seaside Sand and Country Beige | So Much Better With Age
Benjamin Moore Baby Fawn | Satori Design for Living
Valspar Soft Stones | Shanty 2 Chic
Sherwin Williams Camelback | Green with Decor
Best White, Ivory and Cream Paint Colors
Sherwin Williams Antique White | Twelve on Main
Benjamin Moore Simply White | The Happy Housie
Putting them into categories was a bit subjective on my part. Some of those tans could be whites, and ivories could be tan, and tans blended into grays– there’s a fine line between neutrals! What matters most is how they make you feel. Which rooms spoke to your heart?!