9 No-Fail Neutral Paint Colors

9 popular neutral paint colors
These are all such great choices for neutral paint colors. Some of my favorites. Lots of good photos with color names. Postcards from the Ridge

If you're getting ready to sell your house or just want something that won't clash with the furniture, a neutral paint color is definitely the way to go. Over the years I've recommended hundreds of colors to clients but there are some tried and true colors that will always work in any home. Here's a short list of top neutral paint colors that will hopefully help you in your quest for the right shade. Be sure to always look at any color in your home before making a decision. Read on for more ideas and tips for getting the right paint color.

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No-Fail Neutral Paint Colors

1. Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter

Probably the most popular color on the market today, Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter is definitely a "can't go wrong" color. It works beautifully with so many colors or stands all on its own perfectly. To see more examples of this color used in rooms, go HERE.

2. Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray

3. Benjamin Moore Pashmina

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4. Benjamin Moore Grant Beige

5. Benjamin Moore Gray Owl

6. Benjamin Moore Coastal Fog

7. Benjamin Moore Tapestry Beige

8. Benjamin Moore Elmira White

9. Benjamin Moore Classic Gray

Here's a handy chart to pin for future reference:

These are the best neutral paint colors. Lots of great photos of each one. So glad to have this. - Postcards from the Ridge

Which no-fail neutral is your favorite? Have you used any of these or do you have another one to add to the list? Let me know by leaving a comment at the bottom of the post.

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  1. I was introduced to Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter about 4 months ago while in the midst of a master bathroom renovation. When I took my bath tiles to the Benjamin Moore store in search of a paint color, the salesman immediately pulled out the Revere Pewter swatch! Initially I was hesitant, as I was thinking something along cream, but I finally decided to trust him & purchased a gallon. It was the best decision I made! I have taken that color through 11 rooms of this house & will use it again when the last 3 bedrooms are done! It is an incredible color that I dearly love!

  2. I am so glad that you posted this! I'm in the process of choosing a wall color for our living room and have samples of several of the colors that you featured. I'm painting the trim with White Dove and am about half way finished. (What a chore!) I'm hoping to buy some samples today to paint onto poster board to help with my decision.

    1. All of our trim is white dove and it was pretty much all unpainted when we bought the house. It made such a difference when I painted it. And yes, it was a real chore! I can't wait to see which color you go with.

  3. I want to change some of my rooms color to gray you have given me some great ideas,thanks.

  4. Well be sure to try these colors in your room before you commit. What looks beautiful in one home may look horrid in another. Revere pewter was the most god awful color in my home. It looked like blah cement in a room with north and west windows. We repainted our entire home (this was one of the colors) before we sold and the realtor didn't even include THAT room with RP in the listing. It was that terrible. I did my due diligence -- I had even tested it on a wall, two coats of paint over a wider base of primer so I could get an accurate representation. But up on the entire walls it didn't work. In any case, it looks beautiful in others homes, just not mine. We are in a new home now and I'm anxious to test Coastal Fog. It looks beautiful here.


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