How to Choose the Perfect Warm Neutral Paint Colour

Get our top tips and colour recommendations

Benjamin Moore’s HC-170 Stonington Grey

If you’re familiar with Brian Gluckstein’s design aesthetic, you’re sure to know he’s a big fan of neutrals. Not only do neutral hues tend to stand the test of time longer than their bold, vibrant counterparts (especially when it comes to laying the base for your home), they can often be seriously underrated for their impact on the feel of a space. Most of us yearn for a warm, inviting home, especially in the cold winter months. One easy way to achieve that look is through paint colour. Think warm neutral hues with a hint of heat from reds, yellows, pinks, or oranges. These subtle undertones help evoke a sense of calm coziness and make for a relaxing space you won’t want to leave.

We’re listing a few of our favourite warm neutral hues by Benjamin Moore below. Choose one depending on the look you’re going for in your space.

Warm Whites

Many people opt for white paint because it feels fresh and clean. White can really lay the base to allow your furniture and décor to shine. If you’re looking for a white that will bring a softness to your space, try one of our go-to warm paint picks like Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove, OC-117 Simply White, or OC-130 Cloud White.

Warm Greys

In the market for a warm grey hue? Be sure to opt for a paint that has tones of beige or brown. A few of our tested favourites are Benjamin Moore Gray Owl 2137-60, Cement Gray 2112-60, and Barren Plain 2111-60.

Warm New Neutrals

And if you’re looking to dive into a hint of colour with your paint, why not try one of the hues below? They’re earthy enough to feel neutral and timeless while still bringing in a bit of personality and plenty of warmth. We’re partial to Benjamin Moore First Light 2102-70, Jute AF-80, and Elmira White HC-84.

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