OUR GO-TO NEUTRAL PAINT COLORS

Look, we get it. Picking a paint color is HARD. We have many years of experience (over 30 for one of us!) and it is still difficult. So we are sharing our favorite neutral paint colors for those searching for the perfect shade. 

Ben Moore Grey Owl  It’s the perfect pale Grey/Blue/Green. We have used it in living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms and clients LOVE it. Very soothing, light and airy.

Ben Moore Grey Owl

It’s the perfect pale Grey/Blue/Green. We have used it in living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms and clients LOVE it. Very soothing, light and airy.

Living Room in Grey Owl by Hyde Evans Design  Photo by Benni Adams

Living Room in Grey Owl by Hyde Evans Design

Photo by Benni Adams

Ben Moore White Dove  White Dove is our go-to white. It’s not too white, not creamy, not pinkish or blueish. In other words, just right. We often use White Dove for trim in a satin finish. We have also used it for cabinetry and walls with great success.

Ben Moore White Dove

White Dove is our go-to white. It’s not too white, not creamy, not pinkish or blueish. In other words, just right. We often use White Dove for trim in a satin finish. We have also used it for cabinetry and walls with great success.

Bathroom in White Dove by Hyde Evans Design  Photo by Benni Adams

Bathroom in White Dove by Hyde Evans Design

Photo by Benni Adams

Ben Moore Platinum Grey  It’s a mid-tone grey with just the slightest hint of warmth to it, so it won’t go blue on your walls. It adds a rich background to cozy up a living room or dining room. We have also used it on the island in an almost, all-white kitchen.

Ben Moore Platinum Grey

It’s a mid-tone grey with just the slightest hint of warmth to it, so it won’t go blue on your walls. It adds a rich background to cozy up a living room or dining room. We have also used it on the island in an almost, all-white kitchen.

Living Room in Platinum Grey by Hyde Evans Design  Photo by William Wright

Living Room in Platinum Grey by Hyde Evans Design

Photo by William Wright

Ben Moore Ice Formations  A perfect warm, pale grey. Be aware that a small sample may look too dark at first, but spread out on your walls, it will be just right. We’ve used Ice Formations as the main color running through a home, but it has also worked well in kitchens and family rooms. It’s just light enough to be able to use even in smaller rooms.

Ben Moore Ice Formations

A perfect warm, pale grey. Be aware that a small sample may look too dark at first, but spread out on your walls, it will be just right. We’ve used Ice Formations as the main color running through a home, but it has also worked well in kitchens and family rooms. It’s just light enough to be able to use even in smaller rooms.

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black  Tricorn black has the slightest bit of warmth to it, but otherwise is a very true black. Believe us, black is one of the hardest colors to get just right. Black paint can easily turn to Blue/Black or Green/Black, but we have had nothing but success with this shade.

Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black

Tricorn black has the slightest bit of warmth to it, but otherwise is a very true black. Believe us, black is one of the hardest colors to get just right. Black paint can easily turn to Blue/Black or Green/Black, but we have had nothing but success with this shade.

Kitchen Cabinetry in Tricorn Black. Kitchen designed by Hyde Evans Design  Photo by William Wright

Kitchen Cabinetry in Tricorn Black. Kitchen designed by Hyde Evans Design

Photo by William Wright

Glidden Distant Mountain  Distant Mountain is Pale Cool Grey with a hint of green. We used this in a living room, dining room and entryway. A lovely, subtle, soothing color. The client loved this color so much that she requested it for the walls of her new home.

Glidden Distant Mountain

Distant Mountain is Pale Cool Grey with a hint of green. We used this in a living room, dining room and entryway. A lovely, subtle, soothing color. The client loved this color so much that she requested it for the walls of her new home.

Living Room in Distant Mountain by Hyde Evans Design  Photo by Ben Benschneider

Living Room in Distant Mountain by Hyde Evans Design

Photo by Ben Benschneider