Choosing a paint color is almost as overwhelming and intimidating as choosing a new house to buy. There are so many factors to consider like personal style, existing furniture, and lighting.
You want to choose a color that complements the room, making it feel cozy and inviting. A color that fits well in the living room might not look great in the kitchen. One confident way to choose a color is to use neutral colors. Neutrals make the walls blend into the background, allowing the decor to be the focal point. We are here today to discuss 3 paint colors that you can trust and count on.
For the sake of this article, we had to start with this one. Neutral colors, such as grays and whites, are the safest colors to choose when painting your walls. The word ‘neutral’ does not need to equal ‘boring’.
There are various shades, combinations, and undertones that make up an array of unique neutral-toned colors like greige, taupe, and cream. Additionally, you can find shades of other colors that can pass for neutral including greens and pinks, depending on their tone.
If you have thought that I need to sell my house in the next few months, stick with neutral tones. More home buyers will show interest in your property if the paint is neutral.
Swiss Coffee by Behr
If you’re looking for a light and airy neutral color that will instantly make a room feel bigger and brighter, then this is the perfect option. This soft and versatile cream color leans on the warmer beige side. It does not feel cold or stark.
Choosing this paint color is great for walls, trim, or cabinets. Pairing it with white or wooden trim will draw out the natural warmth in this color. A similar alternative color option is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams.
Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams
If you can’t decide between a neutral or bold color, go with something like this color. Sea Salt is the great “nearly neutral” color. It’s an ultra pale sea green with subtle hints of blue and gray. It’s unique because it can read as green, blue, or gray depending on the surroundings.
This color looks great in bathrooms, kitchens, or laundry rooms because it pairs well with white. An alternative color option is Wickham by Benjamin Moore
BONUS: Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
This deep slate blue color is a great choice if you are looking for something bold but still safe. It’s a cool dark navy with just a hint of warmth in it to keep it on the neutral side. This classic color screams sophistication. It is a darker color that works well in bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms.
If you are not ready to commit to such an intense color, try painting an accent wall or your front door with it. A similar alternative color option is Charcoal Blue by Benjamin Moore
Get Inspired with These Timeless Paint Colors
Whether your style is modern, traditional, bohemian, coastal, or transitional, these three paint colors will look good in any home. It’s important to always test your paint colors in your own home before committing to anything. The same color can look completely different on each wall or room depending on the natural and artificial light in the room. Be sure to test your paint color on each wall that you are planning to paint. In addition, give yourself a few days to get used to it and to see the shade variances throughout the day and night. Most importantly, enjoy it!