Classic, subdued, and infinitely livable, neutral shades are the reigning crowd-pleaser when it comes to paint. Designers, armed with an arsenal of the best neutral paint colors, are the ultimate source for what works, so we decided to uncover the specific hues they use so the rest of us can skip the whole trial and error bit and roll straight to perfection. From creamy white to grey to those lovely multi-hyphenate hues (gray-green anyone?), here are seven stunning neutral colors to consider.
Designer: Ashley Whittaker
Paint Pick: “We’re all about camouflage green in my office these days; we’re treating it as a neutral. Camouflagey-green looks great with furniture, with art, with everything! It has enough grey in it that the color is not overpowering. Benjamin Moore’s Camouflage is our tried-and-true.”
Designer: Richard Ouellette
Paint Pick: “I love color, including color on upholstery and décor elements, but I prefer Benjamin Moore CC-30 Oxford White for walls. Warm white elevates any architectural element, corrects any fault in a space, and gives everything a fresh gallery feel.”
Lead photo by John Merkl