Love Paint Color
One of my favorite things about interior design is selecting gorgeous and complementary wall paint colors. This was my specialty when I worked at Five Star Interiors (local model home design company). I spent hours choosing the perfect paint colors to coordinate with the current color scheme and designed details to match.
A frequent question that I get while consulting with my current clients is: “What are some good overall neutral paint colors?” I thought I would spend a little bit of time sharing some of my favorite neutral paint colors. I primarily use Sherwin-Williams paint colors because I have seen these colors time and time again and know that they are tried and true. Here goes!
These are truly some of my favorite paint colors. I love that they are not too gray, while not being too golden/beige either. Balanced Beige is one that I recommend all the time and has been useful for clients who would like gray paint, but still need some warmth to coordinate with their space. I have seen these beauties on walls over and over and they never disappoint! They also pop out great next to white trim as shown in the interior below.
My Balanced Beige Video Review
- *Accessible Beige SW 7036
- *Balanced Beige SW 7037 or read my review here!
- *Tony Taupe SW 7038 (for accent walls)
- *Virtual Taupe SW 7039 (for accent walls)
Gray & Blue-Grays
Gray has been trending lately in design and I personally love it too! I have Lattice as my overall paint color in my home. I am very picky when it come to paint color, so this one is a keeper! Lattice is a perfect combination of gray with a hint of blue and it doesn’t feel too cold. Check out some of my other favorite grays here.
- *Agreeable Gray SW 7029
- *Anew Gray SW 7030
- *Mega Greige SW 7031
- *Warm Stone SW 7032 (for accent walls)
- *Colonnade Gray SW 7641
- *Lattice SW 7654 (this is the wall color in most of my home)
- *Front Porch SW 7651
I recommend these Coffee-Beige paint colors a ton. They are the perfect in-between; not too golden, not too gray/taupe. They really are a gorgeous coffee-like color, hence the name “Latte” for one of them.
Warm-Beige & Golden-Neutrals
These colors read more golden and are timeless as neutrals in homes with more of a warm scheme. I used Whole Wheat SW 6121 in a client’s home in Killeen and she was simply amazed at how much of a difference it made in her home! I really love how these colors can warm up a space and make it feel cozy and inviting.
- *Believable Buff SW 6120
- *Whole Wheat SW 6121
- *Camelback SW 6122
- *Baguette SW 6123 (for accent walls)
The Nutty-Beige Neutrals are less golden, but not taupe either. They almost have a tiny hint of green in them. I have used these in the past for many model homes and recommend them now to my clients. I love Macadamia and have used it before to create the perfect balance of a neutral that is not too warm, or cold, so to speak.
Green & Blue Neutrals
Okay, I know it sounds contradictory to have “green” and “blue” neutrals, but I promise there are a few out there that read more as neutrals than accent colors. My same Houston client used Svelte Sage SW 6164 in her Media Room and Comfort Gray SW 6205 in her Master Bedroom and they turned out looking neutral, while still adding some subtle color. Sea Salt is another one of my favorites that looks gorgeous in bathrooms to create a “spa-like” feel.
My Sea Salt Color Review
- *Svelte Sage SW 6164
- *Sea Salt SW 6204 or read my review here!
- *Comfort Gray SW 6205
- *Oyster Bay SW 6206 (for accent walls)
Whites & Creams
I also frequently get asked about trim color, ceiling color and cabinet colors, so I wanted to share a few of my go-to whites and creams as well. The trim and celings in my own home are Extra White SW 7006 and it is a true white-white that is crisp and looks perfect next to my gray-blue walls. Don’t be afraid to paint your walls cream or white! Antique White is gorgeous on walls, and my personal favorite, Extra White gives any wall a bright and fresh look. For more thoughts on white walls, click here for my Paint it White post.
A Little Secret
I know that I only posted Sherwin-Williams paint colors, but you can match any color at your local Home Depot or Lowes. Don’t forget to look for Sherwin-Williams coupons in the paper. They have great sales and the people are very helpful. There is also a great app called “Color Snap” by Sherwin-Williams. You can take pictures of anything and it automatically matches paint colors and sets up a scheme for you. So fun to play around with!
Let Me Know…
If you would like further paint help or design information specific to your home and your current scheme, fabrics, etc., please message me or go to my Color Consultation page to begin a Remote Paint Consultation. I would love to set up an appointment with you soon! While all of my suggestions are great tips, it pays to have a professional help you look at what you currently have and coordinate it all together.