Few improvements prepare your home for sale better than a fresh coat of neutral paint. But which one? You can sit in front of a screen for hours reading experts’ opinions, looking at pictures, and render yourself unable to make a decision. Not that this ever happens to me…..
After looking at thousands of real estate listing photos and seeing almost as many homes, as well as being in many consultations with home staging and design professionals, I’ve come up with the two best neutral paint colors. I threw in my favorite white too! All three colors photograph well as they don’t look dark or yellow.
SW 7036 from Sherwin Williams. This is a beige/taupe/gray color that adds warmth but is still very light and neutral. I like the way it looks with darker woods and works well in a more traditional home interior.
Benjamin Moore’s White Dove (OC-17). If you haven’t already discovered the best white, trust me on this. It looks great everywhere, especially on trim and cabinetry which is why it’s a designer favorite.
White Dove paired with Accessible Beige is a classic combination. You can see how Accessible Beige compliments wood tones. Crisp but warm!
This is the ideal greige color: gray without being over-committed, with lots of beige and taupe to make it a fabulous cool neutral. Thanks to Staging by HR Staging & Design for suggesting it as the whole-house wall color at a past listing. The trim here is White Dove. The combination goes well with a more contemporary look.
Please keep in mind that if your house receives more of or less than an average amount of light, or your furnishings aren’t neutral, then you will need a color consultation from a staging or design professional.
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