Neutral paints are the perfect choice when creating the foundation for a warm, stylish, and luxurious home.
Neutrals may appear to lack in colour, but they’re anything but ‘dull’. In fact, they lead the way when it comes to bringing a trendy yet timeless style to a room while creating depth, and thanks to the many different shades available the decorating options are boundless.See All Neutral Paints
Our Favourite Neutral Paints for 2023
A balancing, soft shade that creates a harmonious feel. This warm off-white tone is extremely versatile, and creates a sense of calm in interior settingsSee More
Cool Neutral Paint Colours
Cool neutrals tend to have undertones of blue and green, and help rooms to feel larger and more spacious while maintaining a sense of calm and softness. They are particularly ideal in rooms that already receive a lot of natural light as they emphasise the feeling of freshness and openness. For an open, airy vibe, consider shades such as Piazza Y487 and Damask F485.
Warm Neutral Paint Colours
The beauty of warm neutrals are their adaptability and ability to suit almost any room, no matter the size of the space, and the light it receives. When it comes to choosing the right neutral shade for your home, you can't go wrong with beige or tan-based hues which are warm shades that still give plenty of light. Neutrals with pink undertones such as Mulberry H484 are also a popular choice as they go well with greys and whites. For a room that feels snug and cosy, consider a warm neutral colour with undertones of yellow, red or orange. Try Angora H466 and Tikkurila Beige.
Neutral Bathroom Colours
Bring the spa to your home with a bathroom dressed in neutral shades. A honey-hued shade like Parchment F466 offers up a restroom oasis whilst keeping warmth. Add natural effects such as driftwood and woven baskets to bring in texture.
For a fresh, calming space that feels opened up, go for a cool shade Shawl Y467 and bring in white accents and a warm wooden floor to offset the coolness. Reinvigorate your home with a spring-like effect using fresh and soothing shades like Acropolis F458 and Halo F462. Layer different tones and add subtle green accents, wood, and green foliage to create a restful room.
But neutral doesn’t have to just mean light and bright. Try saturated, rich shades such as Granulite K484 and Desert V463 which when paired with dark wood tones and slate will create a cocooning feel perfect to relax in.
Neutral Kitchen Paint Colours
The beauty of a neutral kitchen is that it can be adapted to any style, from contemporary to traditional to Scandinavian or Japandi. And for a kitchen that will never go out of style, a neutral palette is the way to go.
If you prefer a wall colour in just one shade but aren’t sure which tone you prefer, have a look at our greige shades Piazza Y487 and Median X486. The earthy combination brings in warmth and softness from the beige while the grey adds a cool sophistication and elegance.
Struggling to choose between two colours? Why not keep both and create a two-tonal kitchen for a comfortably classic aesthetic. Opt for two shades that have similar tones, i.e. either warm or cool and create an inviting kitchen to relax and socialise in. Keep the kitchen furniture in natural tones or choose accessories in an eye-catching splash of pale colour. You can always use one of our furniture paints to change the colour of the units if required.
Neutral Living Room Paint Colours
A chic living room with a touch of elegance is easily achieved with neutral hues. Cover the walls with a rich, warm neutral shade, and set it off by white or creamy painted woodwork. Choose dark wooden floors with natural woven rugs, and bring in a gold touch with room accessories. The warm, off-white tone of Tikkurila Beige is our go-to for creating a sophisticated retreat from the hustle of the outside world. An extremely versatile tone that will make any room of your home look ultra-luxurious.
Light, neutral colours are reflective and will make the most of the natural light to make any room feel brighter and airier. Layer up the textures in the upholstery such as cord, wicker, cotton, and canvas for added interest.
Or check out Angora H466 for more cosy hues to envelope the room in, and throw in cushions and furniture in muted colours that don't distract from the overall look. Neutrals with undertones such as pink serve to create warmth, ideal for creating a space to curl up in and enjoy.
For a balanced colour scheme, you can even forget the rule book and mix cool neutrals with warmer shades. Try Damask F485 with Driftwood V484 and even add in deep colours like navy blue for a sophisticated touch that creates added depth.
Neutral Bedroom Paint Colours
When creating a cosy, relaxing bedroom space that exudes timeless style, neutral shades are the way to go. Try creamy brown paints and soft beiges for an uncomplicated, minimalist style that’s bound to send you off to dreamland. Focus on creating diversity in textures and tones, and mix in woods, metal finishes, and textiles to create harmony and depth. Add furniture in natural colours with soft furnishings in different textures for a truly zen-like space.
Warm neutral paint shades with orange or red-based undertones like Mulberry H484 and Angora H466 can create a welcoming, bohemian-style oasis of a bedroom, which lends itself to being accessorised with natural-based furniture, and soft furnishings in different textures for a truly zen-like space.
If you like a fresh, open space, try cool neutral shades like Mirage G481. Add rustic finishing touches such as wicker and wood accessories, along with rugs and curtains in different neutral tones to let each piece stand out and maintain a sense of calm. A large mirror will draw out the space making your bedroom feel even more spacious. Add a pop of colour with subtle options like sage green or peach pink which will be enhanced by the neutral colours.