Looking for the best neutral paint colors for your home? I have a few suggestions with my tried and true, my go-to, my best neutral paint colors that I’ve tried over and over and over again. Here’s a list of the best neutral paint colors on the planet.
Today is all about the paint.
Before we get started, I just want you to know that if you are sitting at your house drinking coffee and thinking about today and looking around and your room happens to mention that it might like a make-over…
…this is the post for you.
The easiest, simplest way to change up a room is to change the paint color.
Please tell me you understand.
Please tell me you’ve stood in front of a blank wall with a paintbrush and painted that first coat of new paint…
Oh, good. Me, too. Will you and your paint can please come sit by me?
If painting and refreshing and reworking a room is in your future for spring, I wrote a great post on how to pick a paint color.
If picking a paint color still seems overwhelming? No worries friend. You got this.
I’ve put together 10 of the best neutral paint colors.
And the best part?
I’ve already tried them all to make sure they are perfect.
Here’s my list.
Before we go any farther, I want to clarify something.
Paint colors do NOT look the same on the computer screen.
Actually, paint colors don’t even look the same in different rooms. How many times have you been to someone’s home and found the perfect paint color on their wall and rushed to the store and bought it and brought it home and painted it on your wall and IT DIDN’T work. That’s because paint can change color slightly depending on the height of your ceilings and the amount of natural light in your space or the color of your floors.
That’s why these paint colors are so great. That’s why they are the best neutral paint colors.
I have used them in so many different rooms and spaces and places and cities and towns and houses at the end of country roads.
They haven’t let me down yet.
Here’s what these paint colors look like in my rooms
Living Room: SW Alabaster
It’s one of my favorite whites. It’s hard to tell from the computer screen, but it has the best hint of gray and a tiny bit of creaminess.
When you paint it in a room, it feels sophisticated and warm and classic.
It’s the color that you are looking for when you just can’t get the white right.
Kitchen: SW Extra White
This is an awesome trim color, too.
When I pick it for trim, I choose a semi-gloss finish which reflects light and whitens it even more.
This is also my go-to white when the room doesn’t get a lot of natural light.
SW Extra White is the perfect white neutral without any undertones.
It’s a true white that lightens and brightens a space.
Laundry Room: SW Agreeable Gray
SW Agreeable Gray is cousins with SW Repose Gray (that we’ll talk about a little later on).
It has a little bit more of a khaki undertone to it and plays well in the sandbox with all the other neutrals we’ve mentioned.
This is the laundry room that’s just off the kitchen pained SW Extra White.
Family room: SW Mindful Gray
Ahhh. SW Mindful Gray. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
This is my first gray love.
I met him 10 years ago and I still adore him just as much.
He’s the perfect mix of gray and greige and khaki.
One quick note—SW Mindful Gray can easily go lighter or darker depending on the natural light in the space.
This family room gets quite a bit of natural light, so it looks lighter in our family room.
Office and entryway: SW Sandbar
This is probably my newest favorite color.
I hadn’t met it until I moved into the new house and needed a neutral beige/khaki.
Meet SW Sandbar.
It is actually so much lighter than it appears on the color circle.
It’s truly the color of drop cloth.
I’ve painted the entire entry as well as the office with it.
downstairs bath: SW Repose Gray
This is one of my favorite soft grays.
Depending on the light, it’s got the sweetest hint of blue.
I’ve used it in several bathrooms and it never disappoints.
It’s the perfect neutral for our downstairs bath against all the white.
I hope you enjoyed the paint color tour.
I hope you find a little inspiration for your spring refresh.
I hope you are inspired and encouraged and ready to take on a new project.
But most importantly?
I hope you discover the perfect neutral to introduce to your home. 🙂
PS Have any paint color questions? Let’s discuss in the comments.