If you’d like your walls to act as the background and not a focal point in your home, then neutral paint colours are the way to go. Warm, neutral paint colours have made a comeback in the home renovation world. There is a misconception that neutral means grey, white, and brown. When it comes to interior painting, neutrals are light to medium colours that complement other colours. Popular options include natural mushroom, greige, and taupe. Neutral colours are not only timeless but also work in virtually any space. However, sometimes the brown, gray and beige swatches start to blend together, making it difficult for you to make a decision.

Unless you choose true white paint, most neutrals have undertones of reds, yellow, green, or blue, which gives off a feeling of either warmth or coolness. Warm undertone neutrals appear more active to the eye, while cooler undertone neutrals appear to recede from the eyes and tend to be more calming and relaxing. If you are looking to make your space bright and stimulating, then a warm neutral will be the best option for you. Below, we help you navigate neutral paint colours, so you can make the best decision for you and your space.


Mid-toned taupe: (Benjamin Moore HC – 80 Bleeker Beige, Benjamin Moore CC – 490 Stone Hearth)
Medium toned taupe paint colours are a great choice if you are looking to add depth to your dining area.

Rosy Neutrals (Dulux In The Buff (DLX1019-2))
Rosy neutrals give the most flattering backdrop for bathrooms, giving a warm and natural glow.

Tinted Gray (Farrow & Ball – School House)
A tinted gray would be a great option for your living room. When surrounded by colours such as green and hints of brown, it brings out the notes in the wall colour.

Pure White (Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa)
A pure white wall can be a great canvas for your space. It works well in a space with a lot of natural light. It will emphasize any pops of colour you have in your furniture, windows, and more.

Dark Toned Neutrals (Behr – Camping Tent)
Neutral can also be dark while maintaining their relaxing nature. When they have an earthy undertone, they work well and emphasize ethereal window treatments.

The best way to determine if a paint colour will look great in your home is to test it out. Place swatches on your walls and observe them during the day as light, both natural and artificial, tends to change the appearance of certain colours. You should also consider your decor aesthetic when choosing paint colours. The best thing about neutrals is that they work well with almost anything.

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