Many of us dream of a home that acts as a calming oasis. While those dreams of calm might look different from one person to the next, neutral paint colors tend to be a common denominator. Because we all desire that perfect shade of neutral to complete the look of our space while giving us a blank slate in which to design and create. Neutral paint colors allow designers to mix and match patterns, add splashes of color and change the look of a room with accessories on a whim. So here’s to your oasis!

Our 10 Most-Coveted Neutral Paints

1. Simply White OC-177

{Studio McGee, Benjamin Moore}

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the year, Simply White, is the perfect neutral that is not too warm nor too cool. This crisp, clean color is perfect for a base paint.

2. Horizon OC-53

{Nina Liddle Design, Benjamin Moore}

This neutral is a pale grey that does not turn blue or green. It creates a sophisticated palette to add a few deep, rich colors like eggplant or navy.

3. Metropolitan AF-690

{Bowerpowerblog, Benjamin Moore}

This grey is the perfect choice as a background for pops of blue or indigo because of its cool undertones. Pair it with a shade of navy, or a lighter blue to make your space urban chic.

4. Grant Beige HC-83

{Decoist, Benjamin Moore}

A timeless color from Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection, this neutral is elegant and classic giving any space a warm and inviting feel.

5. Intense White OC- 51

Intense_White_Paint_Swatch

{Remodelaholic, Benjamin Moore}

This off-white is serene and subtle, lending way to a space that is tranquil and inviting no matter what type of space you use it in. Intense White would be a great overall interior paint color.

6. Ballet White OC-9

Ballet_White_Swatch

{wefellowpics, Benjamin Moore}

A warmer off-white than Intense White, this neutral would pair well with rich burgundy, burnt orange, or mustard yellow.

7. Grey Owl OC-52

Grey_Owl_Swatch

{Stylish Patina, Benjamin Moore}

This grey neutral is another dynamic color that pairs well with metallic accents and a variety of color pops. A perfect neutral base, this color is an all around favorite with many designers.

8. Storm AF-700

Storm_Swatch

{City Farm House, Benjamin Moore}

A darker neutral sure to make an approachable statement, this neutral is polished and clean. Use lighter accent colors for a calming and tranquil oasis.

9. Paper White 1590

Paper_White_Swatch

{Delormedesigns, Benjamin Moore}

This white is the best choice for a light grey with cool undertones. This grey is timeless and elegant, giving any space a classic look.

10. Revere Pewter HC-172

{Home Bunch, Benjamin Moore}

A transitional neutral that is great as a base color. Throw in bright throw pillows or eclectic patterns to create a bright and fun living room.

A Neutral For Every Home Design Canvas

All of these neutrals are sure to give you that blank canvas you desire to base your design on. From cool neutrals, to colors with warmer tones, they all help to create spaces that are calming and classic. Add pops of color through pillows, artwork, accessories or even a brightly colored chair or sofa to make your space come alive. Havenly has many designers who would love to help you pick your favorite neutral as the basis of your design.


Chelsea S.
This collection of calming tones was carefully curated by Havenly designer Chelsea S., who loves designing Country Cottage, Rustic and Preppy spaces. If you like Chelsea’s style, book her today and get decorated!