Top 10 Neutral Paint Colors for a New Home

Choosing paint color for your new home can be pretty exciting. Your initial excitement can wane when you look at the hundreds of color choices for your home. If it's your first home, you may not be sure what paint colors work best. Adding neutral color to the walls of your new place is a perfect way to feel at home right away. You can add colorful accents and decor, or even change a few wall colors later on, but there is nothing like a fresh coat of neutral paint to make your new house feel...MORE like a home.

Here are the Top 10 Neutral Paint Colors for a New Home

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home
    10 Best Neutral Wall Colors for a New Home. Photo ©Sherwin-Williams

    Pale gray is a safe choice for neutral paint color. A soft neutral gray like Sherwin-Williams Crushed Ice gives just a hint of color, while allowing your decor to shine. A soft neutral paint in a first home can allow you to make numerous decorating choices easily, without concern for wall color. 

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home
    10 Neutral Paint Colors for Your First Home. Image ©Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige is a universally popular neutral. This is not a pale neutral beige, but has such a perfectly balanced undertone, that it can work in a variety of rooms, and with all types of lighting. 

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home | Sherwin-Williams Realist Beige
    10 Awesome Neutral Paint Colors for Your First Home. Image ©Sherwin-Williams

    Sherwin Williams Realist Beige is a smoky neutral with just enough gray to give it a cool undertone. Cool neutrals look gorgeous with natural blue and green colors.  Realist Beige can give even the smallest home a large and airy look.

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home | Behr Money Moonrise
    10 Awesome Neutral Colors for a First Home. Image ©Behr

    Neutral greens like Behr Monet Moonrise are a fresh diversion from the usual brown or gray neutral colors. Monet Moonrise is still neutral, but with enough green to make a color statement in your home. Like most neutral greens, this color might work well with deep wood tones, white, and rich gray. 

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home | Behr Granite Boulder
    10 Best Neutral Colors for a First Home. Image ©Behr

    If beige and taupe are not your first choice, a warm greige color like Behr's Boulder Gray could be the answer. The popularity of Boulder Gray no doubt comes from its ability to coordinate with so many styles and accent colors. Fans of this versatile gray rave about Boulder Gray's unique quality to transform a space in any lighting.

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    Magnolia Home™ Paint by Joanna Gaines | Carter Crème
    Best Neutral Paint Colors for a New Home | Carter Crème - Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. ©Magnolia Home

    Pretty, warm, and light, Carter Crème from Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines is a rich alternative to ordinary white wall colors.  Most true white wall colors can look gray on cloudy days or with north-facing windows. Choosing a warm white paint for your new home creates a clean and crisp look when you add white trim to the room.

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home
    10 Best Neutral Wall Colors for Your New Home Home. Image ©Valspar

     Choosing a traditional taupe color can be tough. Taupe can have a pink undertone, or even look muddy in some lights. Valspar Outlands Subtle Taupe avoids those taupey troubles, with its simple and livable tones. It's clear why Outlands Subtle Taupe is a favorite choice among designers.

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home | Valspar Distant Valley
    10 Best Neutral Paint Colors for a First Home. Image ©Valspar

    Neutral paint color doesn't always mean beige or taupe. A muted blue or green can feel every bit as neutral as a warm color.  Valspar Distant Valley is a soothing blue-gray paint color that pairs well with warm neutrals, and creamy white wall trim. Charcoal gray furniture and accessories would be stunning with this color.

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home | Revere Pewter
    10 Best Neutral Colors for a First Home |. Image ©Benjamin Moore

    Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter seems to be at the top of every list when it comes to favorite neutral paint colors. Revere Pewter is a deep greige, suitable for most rooms with adequate lighting. This rich neutral color is part of Benjamin Moore's Historical Collection, which features several gorgeous neutrals that might be perfect for your new home.

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    10 Soothing Paint Colors for Your New Home | European Linen
    10 Best Neutral Colors for a First Home | Color.About.com. Image: ©Clark+Kensington

    Clark + Kensington European Linen is a warm and pretty alternative to plain white walls. This pale neutral paint has a hint of yellow underneath. European Linen is a beautiful neutral paint color for rooms that need a bit of warmth. A warm and sunny neutral is the perfect paint color to brighten a dark room.

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