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Go To Neutral Paint Colors

Elizabeth Tobin

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We get asked a lot what our go to paint colors are. We have a few that are tried and true and that we’ve used time and time again without fail. There's a lot that goes into designing your home and paint colors definitely build the base of you palette so I thought I would share my favorite neutrals with you in this blog post!

My favorite go to for trim is hands down Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore #OC-118. I have not only used it on trim but I’ve also used it for ceilings, walls, cabinets and even furniture! It’s one of those perfect whites that goes with cool and warm color tones. Snowfall White also makes a great backdrop for artwork. I’ve even used it in my office because it works so well with variety of palettes.

Below is an image of where we used Snowfall White for: Trim, Ceiling and walls.


1. Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore #OC-118

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 Barrington, RI. Photo by Jessica Delaney

Barrington, RI. Photo by Jessica Delaney

 Cambridgeport, MA. Photo by Ben Gebo

Cambridgeport, MA. Photo by Ben Gebo

 Pinney Designs, Inc. Photo by Ben Gebo

Pinney Designs, Inc. Photo by Ben Gebo

White walls don’t work in every space. The general rule of thumb is that if you need to turn on your lights during the day (meaning you don’t get enough natural light during the day without flipping the switch) you need a color on your walls. It doesn’t have to be a dark color, but you need a little.

My recent go-to color for walls has been Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore HC-172. It’s got that same flexibility with both cool and warm color palettes that I just love. Like Snowfall White, I’ve also used this on cabinetry as well.

Revere Pewter is great when you’re trying to blend a warm color tone of the wood floor with the cool tones of upholstery that have been so popular these last few years. This color is another go to for me. It’s got all the right tones but still is very neutral in all the right ways. Sail Cloth by Benjamin Moore OC-142 is another go to for me. It’s got all the right tones but still is very neutral in all the right ways.

Take a look at my remaining choices in the list below and be sure to follow us on Instagram for project photos and studio scenes!


2. Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore HC-172

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 Sudbury, MA. Photos by Ben Gebo 

Sudbury, MA. Photos by Ben Gebo 

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3. Sail Cloth by Ben Moore OC-142

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 Back Bay in Boston, MA. Photo by Ben Gebo

Back Bay in Boston, MA. Photo by Ben Gebo


4. Collingwood by Benjamin Moore OC-28

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 Nantucket, MA. Photo by Jim Westphalen

Nantucket, MA. Photo by Jim Westphalen


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