The Best Neutral Paint Colours That Aren’t White
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The Best Neutral Paint Colours That Aren’t White

Last Updated Jul 9, 2018 at 10:07 am EST

Spruce up your walls for spring with neutrals that aren’t boring.

From a grey mauve to an off-black, these neutral paint colours are foolproof and more interesting than eggshell. Take a peek at our top 12 picks for neutral shades below:

 

Evangeline Green Tint 1
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Evangeline Green Tint 1

Where to use: This fresh shade is perfect for a bathroom with white accents like Carrara marble.  
Where to buy:
 Para Paints

 

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Gentle Rain

Where to use: This soothing Behr colour works great in a bedroom. it’s versatile – pair it with bright patterns or neutral finishes.
Where to buy:
 Home Depot

 

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Pewter Grey

Where to use: This cool neutral is the pick to refresh the exterior of a home.
Where to buy:
 Dulux

 

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Grey Mauve

Where to use: Use this in a living room – the touch of pink makes it an ideal backdrop for grey furniture.
Where to buy:
 Pittsburgh Paints

 

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Quill

Where to use: This warm, light grey from Olympic Paints looks great in a living room, or a kitchen finished with white cabinetry.
Where to buy:
 Lowe’s

 

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Sea Gull Grey

Where to use: With slight brown undertones, this colour makes a great backdrop for a mudroom.
Where to buy:
 CIL

 

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Revere Pewter

Where to use: This is the perfect alternative colour to white. The light grey with warm undertones looks great in a hallway or as the backdrop for artwork.
Where to buy:
 Benjamin Moore

 

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Urban Sunrise

Where to use: This cool blue-grey hue from Valspar is a nice choice for a modern space filled with white furniture or accents.
Where to buy:
 Lowe’s

 

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Driftwood Canyon

Where to use: This rustic Beauti-Tone colour works wonders in a cottage bedroom.
Where to buy:
 Home Hardware

 

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Pewter

Where to use: Give your kitchen a luxe makeover by painting the cabinetry with this not-too-dark-grey. Brass hardware will complete the look.
Where to buy:
 RONA

 

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Sensuous Grey

Where to use: Update your dining room with this beautiful grey from HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, which has faint purple undertones. It’s best paired with white, beige or other neutral-coloured furniture.
Where to buy:
 Lowe’s

 

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Sensuous Grey

Where to use: This dark hue looks great on handrails or stair treads, indoors or out.
Where to buy:
 Farrow & Ball

 

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