Have you been desperately searching for a neutral paint color for your living room? Bedroom maybe? Take a look at Ben Moore’s top selling neutral color list for ideas and inspiration. Some may surprise you, others not at all!
This list changes every year and this is Ben Moore’s Best Selling Neutrals of 2018 listed in no particular order:
Revere Pewter HC- 172
This beautiful neutral color is very popular because of it’s warmth and adaptability. I wrote here recently how well it works with many other colors:
Edgecomb Gray HC- 173
Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray, which I highlighted here, is another of the most versatile neutral paint colors in the Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection. A bit lighter than Revere Pewter, this warm gray also works well with many other paint colors I suggested here, such as navy or black. Beautiful! Both Revere Pewter and Edgecomb are considered as muted or ‘ muddy’ grays rather than other clean and bright colors. When you have a lot of sunlight in the room, the gray is more prominent on the walls. In darker rooms and hallways, both colors show as more beige on the walls:
Stonington Gray HC- 170
Stonington Gray will feel a bit more fresh and brighter looking than Revere Pewter and Edgecomb Gray. Stonington Gray has blue undertones which can look very blue in a room. It’s clean look may be too cool for some. But if you look it up online, you can see it can be a chameleon color, looking more gray in some rooms and more blue in others:
Gray Owl 2137-60
A very light gray, and yes it is the same paint color as Gray Owl OC-52. Considered lighter but similar to Stonington Gray. Gray Owl also has blue undertones but the green undertone is what most people see on their walls:
If you are looking for a soft gray that has a tendency to show a light greenish tint, Gray Owl is for you.
Manchester Tan HC- 81
Manchester Tan has always been one of my favorite neutrals. Although there are green undertones, they are not very visible in this easy-going beige. It is a soft neutral that works well with both beige yellow undertones and sometimes even red undertones! Just a tad darker than than Manchester Tan, Ben Moore’s Grant Beige HC- 83 is one of my top five neutrals in the whole Benjamin Moore Color Collection. A couple examples of Manchester Tan:
Did you know Ben Moore’s Collingwood 859 is also Collingwood OC-28? A huge favorite for many of my readers, I wrote here all about this soft, neutral gray. It reads as one of the ‘truest’ grays on the walls although it does have purple undertones, (which no one has ever complained about to me about seeing purple walls!) :
Balboa Mist OC-27/1549
If you are looking for a paint color a slight bit lighter than Collingwood, then Balboa Mist is for you. It also has a bit of purple undertone, which gives it warmth, but I have never heard anyone complain of seeing purple. A very warm neutral that reads ‘gray’ on the walls. A beautiful neutral:
Classic Gray OC-23/1548
Classic Gray is in the same color family as Collinwood and Balboa Mist. Slight purple undertone, but reads ‘gray’ on the wall. It is part of the Benjamin Moore Off-White Color Collection with an LRV of 78.4 meaning it will be light and bright on your walls. Beautiful color!:
Silver Satin OC-26/856
Silver Satin is a light, barely-there neutral that is another lighter version of the Collinwood/Balboa Mist/Classic Gray family. Part of Ben Moore’s Off-White Collection, Silver Satin great neutral to start with if you are nervous about color with an LRV 76.2, (you can read more about using LRV numbers when selecting a paint color here). A very light and fabulous gray!
And there is your updated, top selling Benjamin Moore Neutrals color list. All beautiful colors, all soft and versatile. Is your home painted in any of these colors? Are you surprised by any of these colors? Or not?
Have a great weekend everyone!