I ran into my friend Helen this morning at the paint store and she had that look I have seen so many times, the look of total overwhelmed-ness…color overload…full blown decisional paralysis … carrying color swatches and looking crumbled and confused. She was on a quest for the “RIGHT BEIGE”…you know, “not too dark, not too grey, not too light”. And it looks like Helen is not alone. The number one reason readers come to my blog is to explore color….and the number one google question they ask is…”What is the best Neutral wall color?”
” My 10 FAVORITE Beigey-Gray NEUTRALS”
YES, I know, these colors, in this configuration, look almost identical.
In real life they are each unique, with subtle and non intrusive undertones …These 10 colors are my favorite Beigey Gray type “Neutrals”. Do not be fooled, some have the word “white” in their name BUT they are NOT whites. They are all Benjamin Moore Colors, I tend to stick with what I know and what works…time and time again. I have used 7 of these colors in my current home. Ashwood – Dining Room, Feather Down – Entryway, Creamy White/ Spring in Aspen – Living Room, Maritime White – Upstairs hall, Edgecomb Gray – the Sleeping Porch AND Titanium – Dining Room table. These colors are the absolute perfect backdrop to the colors I use in my fabrics, art, lamps and accessories. They are like a good partner who complements your best traits…provides the necessary balance and lightness while letting you shine. All I know is that after what felt like a lifetime of changing colors every 8-12 months…I brought these colors into my home 5 years ago and I have NOT felt compelled to change my wall colors…nope, not yet.
They are not for everyone…but they work great for me!
There you go…my 10 favorite Neutrals
Like I said, these color are not for everyone. But I think they dispel the myth that Neutrals are boring. I find these colors perfectly beautiful. And Versatile And flexible. They quite simply…JUST WORK!
Do you use any of these colors in your home?
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