11 Neutral Paint Colors For Your Home
Sharing some of my favorite neutral paint colors for your home today!
Hey, hey beautiful friends!
I’m sharing 11 of the prettiest neutral paint colors for your home today.
I rounded up a bunch of photos to go with them from a few of my friends. It’s hard to tell much of anything from those tiny little swatches, don’t you agree?
Those are pretty much impossible to see how a paint is going to look on a big ole wall in your house. So many things to consider.
Lighting plays a big role, too.
Not only that, but the outside even influences the way the paint will look inside your house.
In the summer when our grass is bright green out back, our brand new morning room walls have a slight green tint at certain times of the day.
But it is something you should consider when choosing a paint color.
Even two rooms directly next to each can look different. Ask me how I know.
It’s amazing how different a paint can look in different rooms and homes.
Some of these are more gray in nature and some are more beige/tan. The color you choose for your home depends on whether your furnishings lean toward the cool tones or the warm tones. Or even which one calls to you. One thing is for sure, there are lots of pretty ones here!
As you’ll see in the swatches below, the paint colors look quite different than in the photos.
As it is in real life.
So it’s always a good idea to bring a sample of paint home, and paint it on the wall in a large enough section to get a really good feel for it and how it will play with the lighting and furnishings in your room.
These are all great neutral paint colors that you can’t go wrong with!
11 Neutral Paint Colors For Your Home
There is a link to each blog post to see more of the rooms and paint for each one I shared below.
You might even meet a new friend, or two, so hop on over for a visit!
Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray – Green With Decor
Sherwin Williams Mindful Gray – DIY Beautify
Benjamin Moore Ballet White – Homeroad
Behr’s Toasty Grey cut 25% – My Wee Abode
Sherwin Williams Alabaster – Thistle Key Lane
Benjamin Moore Metropolitan Gray – blue i style
Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray – Hey There Home
Benjamin Moore White Dove – Postcards From The Ridge
Benjamin Moore Simply White – So Much Better With Age
Benjamin Moore Pure White (color matched SW) – Artsy Chicks Rule
Sherwin Williams Sea Salt – Artsy Chicks Rule
SW Sea Salt is a blue-ish green/gray shade but is indeed considered a “neutral” color.
It’s a great choice for those that want a little color but want something that will go with many things.
I have it in 3 of the rooms downstairs in our home. (guest bath, living room, foyer)
The other neutral paint color we use in our home is BM Pure White.
I have that in our kitchen, morning room, and dining room. I think it goes nicely with the SW Sea Salt.
I hope you enjoyed seeing these 11 neutral paint colors for your home! Maybe they’ve given you an idea or two.
It’s always easier to pick a paint color when you can actually see it up on a wall or two!
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I’ll be back later this week with a brand-new spring craft! Stay tuned!
I love that you put this together. I am painting my home and it was perfect timing that you put this out. Can you please specify the paint brands? I get the Behr is Behr, SW is Sherwin Williams, but what is BM?
Hi Amy! I’m so sorry, I’m going to edit the post. It’s Benjamin Moore. :) xo
Yeah, what is BM? I love the post, too! Thanks for the good information and the great room examples.
It’s Benjamin Moore. :) I’m going to edit the post, sorry!
Nancy, thank you for the paint samples; love the shades of white and gray. I want to do some painting this Spring but don’t think these colors would work with my woodwork. The whole house is very dark brown trim, windows, doors, EVERYTHING! I’d appreciate your thoughts on this. Your rooms look so light, clean and fresh; I would like that also. Thank you.
You are so welcome, Carol! :) Well, you could also paint the trim, doors, etc, white. If you don’t want to do that, I’d stay with the warmer whites for the walls (no gray toned ones). (BM Ballet White, SW Pearly White or maybe even something like SW Navajo White)
Thank you Nancy for your helpful tips. I will be checking out your suggestions very soon. I could never ever ever get all this woodwork etc painted (huge house with TOOOO MUCH TRIM!!!!! Can’t wait for nice weather to get things lightened up around here! Hope your week end is enjoyable. Thanks again.
You are very welcome, Carol! xo
Just getting back from being out of state, Nancy, and catching up. Thanks so much for featuring my living room paint color! (Can you believe I’m thinking of changing it again? I’m sure you can relate!)
Haha, from the queen of repainting over here, I can totally relate!! lol I’ve painted each room in this house multiple times in 15 years. Foyer 3, new dining 4, morning room 4, kitchen 3 and so on, same for all the rest!! I get it! Have fun!! xo
I have sea salt in one bedroom and our master bathroom. I am wanting to paint the rest of the house with something lighter that would go in the master bedroom, livingroom , diningroom, kitchen and hall. Any suggestions?
Well, a color we have in our own home in adjacent rooms to the Sea Salt is one I love because it’s no nice, light and neutral without being “white”. It’s called Pure White by Benjamin Moore. You can see it in this room here >>> Morning Room and here >>> Dining Room
There are some nice ones in this post too! Hope that helps!