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Neutral Home Colour Ideas

  • Interior Design
Sep 20, 2021

The most versatile option, though, is unquestionably neutral colors for the interior wall paint in Indian homes. They can create a warm, welcoming backdrop for any style and can also produce a calm, restful ambiance. They are very easy to blend with changing tastes in colors, materials, and patterns, especially in homes where it is common to change home furnishings and décor more frequently. Neutral paint colors thus form the backbone of any Indian home as they fit with all other paint colors hence easing the choice of an accent color to decide whether it should complement or contrast.

What Are Neutral Colours?

Do not confuse neutral paint color with a lazy or boring choice. When one thinks of wall paint ideas for the house, nevertheless, their first choice would doubtless be white, beige, and grey. However, interior design has brought in a surprising development in the list of neutrals. The choice is abundant because there are numerous shades to pick from. Just the sheer number of options in white paint highlights that very well! As you're browsing through room paint design ideas and color swatches, you will find neutrals that are cool- or warm-toned as well as shades with underlying color tones. For instance, beige can carry pink, gray, tan, or yellow undertones.

How To Use Neutral Colours?


When painting walls for home or interior design, there are two common ways to use neutral colors.

  • You can set emphasis on neutral shades through a combination with complementary colors. For instance, you would choose a light tone of some neutral color for your walls and then, on your furniture and textiles, make a subtle switch to slightly deeper tones.
  • You can set the palette with neutral colors but in bright, bold, or dark balanced colors. You will be able to work on bold colors with upholstery, soft furnishings, decorative objects, and art.

Both these methods either translate to highlighting the relaxing, harmony characteristics of the achromatic colors or you can use them to anchor bolder, more dramatic elements to your home's décor.

Neutral Home Colours

1. Love Song

Colour Code: L144

Working perfectly in any room and expansive walls, Love Song is a sophisticated pale shade of creamy white. If you are looking for versatile room painting designs, Love Song plays well with other neutral shades as well as striking ones like teal, burnt orange and eggplant – though this shade would work with a host of brighter and darker colours. This colour will dance natural light off it and make your room look airy and full of light.  

Neutral shade of creamy white for your interior home walls - Beautiful Homes
Purity-N is palest pink undertone for your room painting design - Beautiful Homes

2. Purity-N

Colour Code: 0766

Purity-N is the palest shade filtered with a bit of a pink undertone. When added to any room, it helps create warmth and a sense of comfort. Being another neutral shade for bedroom design or any room design, this one marries very well with grey shades, darker browns, sunny yellows, pumpkin orange, and soothing sage green.

3. Tear Drop

Colour Code: 9244

Look no more for wall painting ideas for home, for the Tear Drop might just as well be it. This is a soft hue with the smallest wisp of blue shade that often reminds one of cool mountain air at dawn. You can combine it with several shades of blue such as imperial, slate blue, grey blue, dusty blue, and duck egg blue. It also pairs well with shades of beige, taupe, deep plum, and mustard yellow. Light to medium honey wood furniture complements just the right shade.

Neutral shade with fresh blue for your wall painting & room painting designs - Beautiful Homes
Grape delight is a dusty lilac undertone wall painting colour for your living room interior design - Beautiful Homes

4. Grape Delight

Colour Code: 8220 

A great color for the living room walls, Grape Delight is a slightly dusty lilac shade. It is a sensitive and quiet shade, and the best background to black and white interiors but it also teams beautifully with nautical blues, pale yellows, and deep teal.

5. Dusky Iris

Colour Code: 7235

This calm neutral shade with a hint of blue-gray really pairs well with natural materials, darker grays, deep oranges, and forest greens. This shade will lend an air of elegance to any room and works well to brighten dark interiors.

Tranquil neutral blue & grey wall painting colour for your home interior walls - Beautiful Homes
Fresh neutral cool blue shade for your home interior wall painting - Beautiful Homes

6. Winter Morn

Colour Code: 7228

A neutral color, which is crisp and fresh; it has the slightest touch of a cooling blue that just makes you feel a little uplifted. It works great as a background color, particularly if you have white wainscoting or moldings. This color works very well with bright colors of blue, such as Pigeon Crest (Color Code: X148), Deep Firozi-I (Color Code: X164), Royal Wave (Color Code: X143), and Cairo Blue-N (Color Code: 9653). Terracottas, sunny yellows and blushing pinks are some of the best accent colours.

7. Fairytale

Colour Code: 7251

Another shade from the similar colour family as Winter Morn, Fairytale does come across with a far more visible blue undertone. If you were harboring ideas on how to paint your walls with neutral shades that are pale blue, well, this could just be the shade you are on the lookout for. This is a crisp, refreshing, and utterly soothing neutral shade that will make any décor have a timeless feel. It looks best with accent colors like Jade green and rose pinks. This versatile grey also goes well with light beiges, taupe, warm gray, and ivory.

Beautiful pale blue neutral shade for your home interior wall colour - Beautiful Homes
Classic soft violet wall painting colour for your home interior walls - Beautiful Homes

8. Soft Violet

Colour Code: 7164

Radiating elegance and a touch of romance, this classic, neutral wall color brings the most delicate hint of soft violet to your walls—to work well with richer blues and rust-hued greys. It will take on hints of fresh greens and inky blues, perhaps touches of regal purples for good measure.

9. Misty Meadows

Colour Code: 7668

 Misty Meadows is a creamy white colour with just the slightest fresh green undertone; immediately invigorating and appropriate for any space. It pairs well with hunter green, peacock blue, and pale yellows. This classic, neutral color palette is guaranteed to bring any space a breath of fresh air.

Misty meadow is creamy white shade with green undertone for your wall painting - Beautiful Homes
Soft white with a greige undertone room painting for your home interiors - Beautiful Homes

10. Confetti

Colour Code: 8300

Our last of the room painting design ideas speaks about this bold yet subtle color. This classic color is just as versatile—a soft white that tends toward greige. It will fare well with the cool or warm colors and layer great against some of the other neutrals. This makes it an ideal backdrop for literally any shade. The experts at Asian Paints suggest accent colours like a dusty purple – Black Currant-N (Colour Code: K058), a duck egg blue – Grand Bay (Color Code: 8273) or a bright teal like Hokkaido Coast-N (Colour Code: 9699).



1. What is a good neutral colour for a house?

In choosing a good neutral hue for a house, there are options that will become timeless and versatile. Among the popular ones are shades of white, beige, taupe, and greige—a mix of gray and beige. Collectively, these colors make a neutral canvas that could easily be paired with many furniture styles and interior designs.


2. How do I choose neutral paint?

It may be a good idea to opt for neutral paint in the living room, so that it may have a soothing and inviting effect. Here are some helpful tips through which you can choose the right neutral paint color.

  • Consider the lighting: Think of natural and artificial lighting in your room. A color can look different under different lighting conditions.
  • Test swatches: Before painting up everything, make sure to test swatches of neutrals on the wall to see how they differ at various points of the day.
  • Undertones: Pay close attention to the undertones of the neutral colours to be painted. Neutrals possess undertones that are either warm — red or yellow-based — or cool — blue or green based. Go for one that complements the furniture and decorations.


3. Is grey a neutral colour?

Grey is more of a neutral color. It's versatile to various interior design styles and colour schemes. There are several tones: from light to dark and can be both warm and cold in your house. Thus, grey easily and rapidly makes its way onto the list of favorites to create a modern and elegant look in a living room.

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