Neutral Paint Shades Designers Love

These neutrals from HGTV Magazine are anything but bland!

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

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Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Photo By: Jeffrey Westbrook

Not Boring Neurals

Stifle that yawn: Taupe, beige and gray can actually make a room more exciting. Click ahead to discover the pros’ go-tos.

The Paint: Gossamer by Pratt & Lambert

"Taupe is especially great on trim in a room that has white walls. The contrast is polished and chic." —Caitlin Murray, Black Lacquer Design, Los Angeles, CA

The Paint: Muslin by Dunn-Edwards

"This is what I use alongside wallpapered accent walls in kids’ rooms and bathrooms, places where white walls can be too severe. Greige is just right." —Shannon Wilkins, Prairie Home Styling, Newport Beach, CA

The Paint: Cotton Sheets by Behr

"Fresh, sophisticated, and almost pink, it pairs nicely with dark woods and bold patterns." —Hooper Patterson, Hooper Patterson Interior Design, Wilmington, NC

The Paint: Camouflage by Benjamin Moore

"A hint of olive lends an earthy element that’s really inviting. I use it when I want a neutral that makes a subtle statement." —Amy Wax, Your Color Source Studios, Montclair, NJ

The Paint: Choice Cream by HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams

"Imagine natural linen sheets basking in the sunlight: That’s the vibe this color has. It seems fresh yet homey." —Laura Thurman, Thurman Design Studio, Nashville, TN

The Paint: Silver Lake by Benjamin Moore

"It’s a chameleon, looking more gray in dim light and bluish in bright spaces. I find it makes rooms feel both modern and cozy." —Jade Joyner, Metal + Petal, Athens, GA

The Paint: Silver Drop by Behr

"This one’s nostalgic for me because it was the color of the living room in our first home. It’s a charming gray—even in dim lighting, it doesn’t read cold." —Shea McGee, Studio McGee, Salt Lake City, UT

The Paint: Pointing by Farrow & Ball

"An ideal ivory that isn’t overly creamy or drab, it’s my favorite for creating a relaxing bedroom." —Denise Davies, D2 Interieurs, Westport, CT

The Paint: Stony Ground by Farrow & Ball

"I’ve painted an entire kitchen, cabinets included, this strong beige. I often recommend it in a glossy finish for walls. It reflects light beautifully." —Andy Beers, OreStudios, Seattle, WA

The Paint: Eider White by Sherwin-Williams

"The gray undertone adds real softness. It’s so appealing, it’s on 90% of the walls in my house!" —Adam Talianchich, Hatch Works, Austin, TX

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