Top 20 neutral colors for your home (trust me, they are not all identical)

Choosing the right neutral colors may seem easy, but it’s not that easy. There are hundreds of colors of this type: which one to choose?

Never as in recent times, where everyone is rediscovering her/himself as a decorator (but also chefs and singers …), we feel so much talk about neutral colors.

But what the heck are these colors? Maybe you would think that if they are called neutral, then they can not really be colors … Actually they are seemingly simple colors, but they hide a whole world behind.

They originate from blending two or more primary or secondary colors and they are soothing colors, especially for the eyes. They absorb almost all the light spectrum radiation, which makes them so adaptable.

There is, however, a false myth on these shades: they are neutral yes, but all of them tend to be hot or cold. Coming from the mix of different colors, they can vary in red — orange or blue — green.

If you like these shades then you already have a first point to pay attention to: do ​​you want to go to the warm or cold colors?


I know, I know: you opened the Sikkens color bush and you felt faint. Didn’t you think that there could be so many neutral colors around?

I often hear say that these shades are all the same, that you do not have to spend a week of your life to choose from 4 types of white, which in the end are all the same.

And here you go wrong: colors of this range are all but white. It goes from light beige to purple shades. They are for all tastes and all styles. So, to help you not become crazy and have a starting point, I chose 20 of the coolest neutral colors in circulation.

If you are starting to choose colors for your home, start from these basic colors, which will fit almost every nuance and will follow you In the courses and resorts of fashion, over the decades.

colors choosen from Sikkens and Benjiamin Moore palettes

Here they are : I chose them among Sikkens and Benjiamin Moore color schemes: terrific. I preferred to stay on light, pastel tones, which will really allow you to create colorful and customizable color schemes.

As you can see there are both beige tending to yellow, as well as those that tend to blue. It is up to you to understand what tones you want to make your house go to: if you like teal blue, then maybe the best choice might be L0.03.81 (the first in the fourth row).

It does not always and necessarily have to be this way: warm or cool base colors are fine with full shades, the exact opposite. However, schemes so created, will be balanced and stunning.

I made for you three super easy and mini color schemes, starting with the neutral tones above. Which one do you prefer?