Our Founder Shares the Best Neutral Paint Colors For Every Room

Designer-approved hues.

Neutral Paint Colors For Every Room

There’s a reason neutral paint colors are serious crowd pleasers. They play nicely with other colors and work flawlessly no matter how your style and home décor evolves over time. But don’t mistake their versatility for a safe choice — these stunning options will wow. Clare was founded by interior designer Nicole Gibbons, to make the process of finding the perfect paint color simple, with an easy to navigate range of designer curated paint colors. Here, she shares her top picks for the best neutral paint colors for every room in your home. You can’t go wrong with any of these foolproof hues:

Neutral paint colors for your living room

neutral paint colors

Snow Day: “If you love tone-on-tone textures or colorful furniture and home accessories, this is the perfect white paint to provide a clean backdrop that’s full of opportunity. This cool-toned white is crisp and bright, but also inviting and oh-so versatile.”

neutral paint colors

Blackest: “Don’t be afraid to go bold in a living room. While black might feel edgy, it’s downright easy to use in the right room — to keep it from feeling cave-like, make sure the living room has plenty of natural light.”

Neutral paint colors for your bedroom

neutral paint colors

Penthouse: “There’s a reason this airy neutral is a best seller, an ultra-pale greige looks stunning in a bedroom because it offers a stillness and tranquility that you’ll want when you’re ready to call it a night. A mix between warm and cool, this shade is also perfect for making your bedroom feel ultra-sophisticated.”

Neutral paint colors for every room

Goodnight Moon: “Surprise! Navy should be considered neutral…why? Because it pairs beautifully with pretty much any other color, making it endlessly versatile. Navy in a bedroom feels sophisticated and refined.”

Neutral paint colors for your bathroom

neutral paint colors

Fresh Kicks: “If your style is a little big country or a little bit modern, this megawatt white will brighten and open up even the smallest bathroom. A true white with no undertones, it will help your bathroom look its best at all times, even if you’re a few days late on the cleaning.”

Seize the Gray: “Forget worrying about finding just the right gray. This is a true light gray with no undertones, allowing it to complement warm or cool colors without clashing. Pair it with white paint to make your bathroom feel fresh and clean.”

Neutral paint colors for your dining room

neutral paint colors

Timeless: “Creamy undertones in this off-white paint feels gentle and welcoming in a breakfast nook or dining room. Since so many homes are open concept, this inviting shade works well to unify a dining area with other spaces.”

Neutral paint colors for your kitchen

neutral paint colors

Greige: “What do you get when you combine two perfect neutrals like gray and beige? A color that feels completely interesting but still timeless. The perfect color for kitchen cabinets, it offers a different take on a white kitchen but will stand the test of time.”

Grayish: “This greenish gray offers a hint of the color without the commitment. It works beautifully on cabinets or walls, and coordinates as beautifully with classic whites as it does natural wood finishes.”

Neutral paint colors for your home office

Neutral paint colors

Beigeing: “Adding warmth to your work from home space with the help of this modern take on classic beige. Plus, it’s dynamic enough that it will work with both cool and warm toned colors too.”

Wing It: “Why not make your work from home space feel playful and grown-up all at the same time. A barely-there pink, it would bring out the rich wood tones in your desk or built-ins and still looks beautiful when paired with deeper colors like blue or green. Just take a look at this home office for proof!”

Neutral paint colors for your entryway

neutral paint colors

Whipped: “An entryway should feel as cozy and inviting as the rest of your home. This warm white gives guests a sunny welcome while still allowing for versatility in the rest of your home’s paint colors.”



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