North Shore Views
Yesterday I shared some tips for picking wall colors if you are painting your home to sell. Today I’ll share some of my go-to wall colors that will make any home more appealing to potential buyers. I tend to use warmer neutrals in the main “social” areas of the house, because warm colors tend to stimulate the senses and elicit positive emotions. I use cooler neutrals in bedrooms and bathrooms because they tend to soothe and relax.
Warm Neutrals for Main Living Areas
Benjamin Moore Powell Buff (Hc-35)
A warm & rich neutral that works well with greens, browns and reds.
Benjamin Moore Lenox Tan (HC-44)
A mid-tone neutral in the Pottery Barn collection.
Benjamin Moore Windham Cream (HC-6)
A very subtle yellow that feels warm and works well with other colors. This is also a great color to brighten up hallways with little natural light.
Benjamin Moore Hepplewhite Ivory (HC-36)
A creamy butterscotch that is warm and welcoming.
Cool Neutrals for Bedrooms and Baths
Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue (HC-142)
A muted blue-green that’s neither too bold nor too bland. It’s great for a master retreat, a beach house or a west-facing room that needs cooling down.
Benjamin Moore Nantucket Gray (HC-111)
A soothing gray-green.
Benjamin Moore Gray Owl (2137-60)
A pale, soothing color that’s a little more sophisticated than blue. It works with almost any color scheme.
Benjamin Moore Rosemary Sprig (2144-30)
A sage green with a hint of yellow.
Benjamin Moore White Dove (OC-17)
A warm white that’s not too gray, not too yellow.
Benjamin Moore Cloud White (OC-130)
Works well with warm neutral wall colors.
These have worked well for me. Anyone want to add to my list? I’m always looking to try colors that have worked for others.