Last Updated on September 6, 2022
Neutral paint colors don’t just sell homes, research shows that they actually have the power to get you more for your home! Many people may assume that “neutral” means exclusively white. However what you should really aim for is a shade that is light and natural, but also has enough personality to draw buyers in and make a statement.
“Warmer” tones tend to be more intimate and are made with oranges, yellows and reds, while “cooler” tones are made with grays, greens, blues, and light purples, and can often make spaces feel larger. Popular paint companies like Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore make over 100 shades of gray.
This can be a little overwhelming to homeowners to say the least! To help narrow down the ever-growing list of neutral paint colors on the market today, we’ve listed our picks for the best neutral paint colors to sell your home fast!
Silverstone – Behr PPU26-08
Silverstone is your perfect matte silver that shines in virtually every room in your home. Grays and silvers are chic and easy to style a room around. Choosing a light silver as opposed to a darker gray opens up the room by giving it a fresh and airy feel. The pureness of this color allows buyers to imagine their own furniture and decorations in the room. However, keep in mind,gray pairs best with dark wood floors.
Comfort Gray – Sherwin Williams 6205
Comfort Gray is a little bolder than Silverstone and has unique undertones of light green and aqua. Because of this Mediterranean vibe, it pairs well with corals and bright teals for those buyers wanting a little more color,but also compliments sparkling white or indigo blues for those wanting to keep it neutral. This is a very relaxing and soothing color, hence the name.
Revere Pewter- Benjamin Moore HC-172
This is your classic greige color – a mixture of gray and beige. One of Benjamin Moore’s most popular colors, Revere Pewter is a warmer gray so it compliments most decor styles, and works well with both warm and cool decor and accents. It is a great choice for a living room or home office.
Poised Taupe- Sherwin Williams 6039
Named the Sherwin Williams color of the year in 2017, Poised Taupe is a timeless neutral. It is modern, classic and strikes the perfect balance of warm and cool. With darker undertones, this color satisfies those who love the warmth of browns, while maintaining the chic nature of greys. Poised taupe creates an inviting sanctuary and is the perfect backdrop for your favorite room in the house.
Frosted Toffee- Benjamin Moore 988
Frosted Toffee is a warm neutral with a rosy glow. This color is the perfect example of a shade that is hard to describe- making it the ideal neutral for selling a home. Buyers will not feel trapped into a predetermined color scheme and will be able to imagine all the possibilities of their new home and its design.
Serious Gray- Sherwin Williams 6256
A deep gray, this color holds shades of subtle indigo and deep teal. Reminiscent of the evening hours after sunset, serious gray is a nice choice for a bedroom, and is a popular exterior choice as well.