Let’s dive into the world of neutral paint colours! Today we’re sharing our teams top 5 neutral paint colours that we use time & time again. In this post we’ll explore our tried & tested favourites alongside imagery to accompany from past projects so you can really see them in situ. It probably comes as no surprise that finding the perfect neutral paint colour can be tricky as light can play such a huge part in the end result, but these top 5 are consistently fail proof colours that we use on a regular basis at Topology.
Our Top 5 Neutral Paint Colours
1. “Safeplay” by COAT Paints: This hue is the epitome of sophistication. A blend of soft beige and gray undertones, Safeplay creates a canvas that effortlessly complements any decor style. It’s like a warm hug for your walls, creating an inviting atmosphere in any room. Check it out here.
2. The “Portland Stone” range by Little Greene: Our number one go to paint for all projects as the range is so versatile across all property lights. We particularly love & re-use the “Pale” version & “Light” Version. Its subtle earthy tones add warmth without overpowering the space and blends the perfect balance of grey & yellow undertones to give a warming neutral. Perfect for creating a cozy living room or a serene bedroom retreat. Explore the beauty of Portland Stone here.
3. “Joanna” by Little Greene: This delicate shade strikes the perfect balance between modern and classic. Joanna’s soft, muted charm makes it an ideal choice for creating a soothing atmosphere in bedrooms or bathrooms. Dive into the dreamy world of Joanna here.
4. “Beige 01” by Lick Home: Beige doesn’t have to be boring, and Beige 01 proves just that. This versatile shade adds a touch of contemporary flair to your walls. Its neutral base allows for endless decor possibilities, making it a fantastic choice for those who love to switch things up. See the magic of Beige 01 here.
5. “Stock” by Little Greene: Magnolia is a term that terrified a lot of people but creamy hues can be done elegantly. Little Greene have nailed the perfect oaty, creamy off-white with our go-to Stock. It works beautifully in North facing properties as it’s yellow base warms up typically colder / bluer lit rooms. See the magic of Stock here.
To find the perfect neutral paint colour, remember to bear in mind the cardinal direction your property faces. Below are some tips to help you:
South Facing Properties – Lucky you! Naturally bright all day long so this allows you to have a great choice of all colours. They do tend to have a bit more yellow light in them though so just bear this in mind if you’re choosing an off-white neutral with a yellow undertone, you don’t want it to look magnolia.
East or West Facing Properties – It’s useful to consider when you’ll be using it most. Light in West facing spaces is cooler in the morning and brighter in the afternoon, while the opposite is true for east facing rooms. In East facing rooms, embracing the cooler evening light with light blues and greens can have a beautifully soft and calming effect. In West facing rooms, the warm tones are good options for making the most of strong late afternoon light.
North Facing Properties -Typically gets a lack of light / cooler light. As a result, choosing something with a grey or blue undertone in your paint wouldn’t be advised for this type of space. Instead use something with a warmer undertone like a yellow or brown to counteract the fact this space will be naturally cold.
Give your home a makeover with these top 5 neutral paint colours, and let the soothing vibes take over! Tag us in your Instagram posts with #inspiredbyTopology 🖌️✨