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Let’s face it, pure white walls are not aesthetically pleasing in the slightest. They often give off an institutional atmosphere, making your room feel sterile and bland, lacking personality and character. Alternatively, excessively bright colors can be unsightly as well, overwhelming visitors and creating an unintended mood that detracts from the environment of your home. With so many paint colors to choose from, it can be difficult finding a color to subtly complement your room and surrounding decor. Rooms frequently change or are updated, which can conflict with the look and feel of your walls’ colors, causing an unintended clash of styles. Even more frustrating is thinking you’ve found your perfect color selection, only to be underwhelmed when you realize that it doesn’t live up to its advertised color.

If you’ve experienced any of the above complications, you know just how difficult it can be to find the right color for your interior living space. That’s why Horner Painting suggests using neutral colors on your next interior painting project. You’ll be more than satisfied with the results that neutral colors bring to your home, leaving you wondering why you didn’t try using a neutral color sooner. Below, we’ll outline a few popular neutral colors for you to consider while discussing each color’s intended use so that your room can emanate any mood you desire. Horner Painting has made countless customers’ dream home come to life here in Fort Collins and throughout Northern Colorado, and we continue to assist homeowners in all things painting. Contact us today to learn more about our painting services or to receive your instant estimate.


If you’re looking to give your room a touch of elegance, consider using a darker shade of neutral paint, such as Sherwin-Williams’ Caviar. Using dark colors to complement lighter furniture often results in a refined, sophisticated look that will be sure to impress visitors. Sherwin-Williams’ Caviar paint coordinates excellently with taupe and beige colors to create a well thought out look and feel.

Essential Gray

Fill your living room with warm undertones with Sherwin-Williams’ Essential Gray. An essential color to the neutral palette, gray works extremely well with other colors while being easy on the eyes at the same time. Pair Essential Gray with a dark-blue accent wall, or a beige counterpart to transform this color from cool and sleek to contemporary and cozy.

Mocha Foam

If black and gray are not your first choice for decorating your living area, consider a warm shade such as Behr’s Mocha Foam. Mocha Foam is a great choice for people looking to change the feel of their room without going overboard using colors they’re unsure of. If you’d like to upgrade your stale white walls to a warm and welcoming taupe, consider Mocha Foam from Behr.


Similar to Mocha Foam, Benjamin Moore’s Halo paint color offers a clean, chic look that ties a room together without being bold and overwhelming. Halo provides an upscale alternative to traditional white walls, and works very well with darker taupe and tan colors. If you want to dip your toe into the world of neutral paints, consider Benjamin Moore’s Halo as an exceptional color to start with.

Revere Pewter

If you’re searching for the perfect color to give your home a rustic look and feel, look no further than Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter. Featuring warm undertones and modern characteristics, Revere Pewter is an excellent choice to elevate your room from bland to beautiful. Revere Pewter can be completed with a lighter beige accent wall to draw attention to your desired area of choice.

Stonington Gray

Introduce a splash of coolness to your room with Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray. Offering cool green undertones, Stonington Gray is sure to brighten up your room transforming its mood and feel. Pairing Benjamin Moore’s Stonington Gray with an intimate rustic red will turn your light-hearted room into a cozy cabin or lodge. If you’re looking for a versatile neutral color that works well with dark accents, consider Stonington Gray from Benjamin Moore.  

By using any of the neutral colors listed above, your home will be well on its way to receiving an aesthetic facelift that is sure to impress you and your friends. We recommend viewing several neutral colors from different paint providers, so that you can find a neutral paint that truly suits your needs. At Horner Painting, we’re here to help customers find exactly what they’re looking for, so they can be satisfied with a beautiful looking home that will last them for years to come.

If you are located in the Northern Colorado area, and are in need of an experienced and qualified painting company, contact Horner Painting today. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, and it shows through our online showcase of completed homes. Get in touch with us to receive your free quote and learn more about our full list of painting services.