I spend a lot of time talking about fun bold colors, but maybe that’s not your bag. If you like white walls then I think ‘The Benefits of Having White Walls’ is right up your alley. If not, maybe you like neutrals. Neutrals can be a good thing, and that doesn’t just mean going with off white. No there is so much more to these neutrals than you might think.
Recently I helped someone who owns a duplex in Burbank choose carpet and wall paint for a new tenant. She didn’t want to go with something that would be boring or typical. So I began choosing some neutrals for her. A whole mess of neutrals. There are taupes, grays, browns, blues, and greens.
Thinking you want to add a great neutral to your home? Do it. I’ve gone ahead and found 3 of my favorites in those popular tones. Go ahead and choose which one you like the best. You really can’t go wrong.
Gray is such a classic neutral color. For the last few years gray has been a highly popular color for walls. It’s so easy to use with just about any color. Ultimately you have to decide whether or not you want a cool gray, or a warm gray. That will help you dictate how you handle the rest of your color scheme.
Revere Pewter – Benjamin Moore
Purbeck Stone – Farrow & Ball
Storm – Benjamin Moore
I love blue. As you can see I am more partial to a darker blue. It doesn’t have to be light to be neutral. I think softer blues tend to remind me of the color you will often find in a little boys nursery. I like Cumberland Fog because it’s much more of a refined tone and it’s so close to being a gray that it works.
Cumberland Fog – Behr
Old Navy – Benjamin Moore
Hague Blue – Farrow & Ball
Green can really be tricky. It can be a warmer tone, like this Spanish Olive, or a minty refreshing green like Teresa’s Green. Sea Salt is a soft green that gives you just enough color to make a statement.
Spanish Olive – Benjamin Moore
Sea Salt – Sherwin Williams
Tereasa’s Green – Farrow & Ball
When you think neutrals, you usually think of browns and taupes. I love Pale Oak because it’s so very light. It’s almost on the verge of looking like a cream. Shenandoah Taupe and Weimraner are a little darker, and their colors are strong enough that they would look nice in just about any room of the house.
Shenandoah Taupe – Benjamin Moore
Pale Oak – Benjamin Moore
Weimaraner – Benjamin Moore