Neutral walls! You’ve gotta love them! And I sure do! I have painted my walls so many colors over the years. Golden Rod Yellow, Pepto Bismal pink, Greens and Blues and Browns and almost every other color of the rainbow. About seven years ago we started transforming our home one room at a time and painted each room a beautiful soft neutral or white. I’ve learned a lot about painting walls and shared my top 6 TIPS FOR FINDING THE PERFECT PAINT COLOR here. Today I’m sharing why I love NEUTRAL WALLS!
I’m going to take you on a little tour of some of the rooms in my home to show you how neutral walls work wonderfully with my decor! And I bet they will work with yours too!
I love neutral walls SO much! I was thinking the other day that there are literally countless reasons that I am just crazy for neutrals and why I adore having my walls painted a neutral color. I thought I’d share my top ten reasons, in no particular order…
Neutral walls give you so much freedom when it comes to decorating. You can transform your home from coastal to country to contemporary with only changing out accessories. Only neutral color schemes allow for this.
I love how a neutral color can warm up or cool down a room.This fact should not be overlooked! It is such a simple choice, but one that can bring such a big impact to a room. No overpowering choices here.
My home is decorated with mostly warm tones. So my wall color is a warm neutral and my trim is a crisp white.
Read 6 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT PAINT COLOR to see StoneGable’s wall and trim colors.
When you have neutral walls, you don’t have to rush into a commitment with other decor colors. You can slowly introduce pops of color until you decide if you love them or not. If you decide you don’t, a new pillow cover can often be changed out and fix it all!
It’s hard even for me to commit to a new color, but I’m bringing back a dark blue into the family room. Years ago I tried blue when my walls were a dark tan and it really looked dull and tired. Thankfully I don’t have to worry about the wall color this time around!
You might like to read NEW COLOR PALETTE FOR THE FAMILY ROOM.
When or if you ever decide to sell your home, having neutral walls helps your home appeal to many tastes. Often folks can envision their own furniture and artwork in your space. They also appreciate not having to repaint walls when they move in.
I can’t bear the thought of not living at StoneGable. But someday I’m sure we will have to say good-bye to this very special home. Selling it will be easier with a neutral backdrop.
The walls in this bedroom are Simply White by Benjamin Moore.
You might like to read 10 ESSENTIALS OF A COZY GUEST ROOM
Neutrals are visually restful and serve as a relaxing background in your space.
A neutral wall is a blank canvas and your accessories like throw pillows, blankets and artwork help to create your masterpiece. Most of the time we don’t want our walls to be the feature of a room. We want our treasures to shine!
You might like to read 5 BEST TIPS FOR ADDING NEUTRALS TO YOUR ROOM
CREATE A POP
When you have neutral walls in your home, anything that you add to the space just pops. Maybe it is a beautiful piece of furniture with ornate lines or a favorite pillow and throw. Even lamps totally make an impact in front of a neutral wall.
You might like to see 6 REASONS TO LOVE STONEGABLE’S COLOR PALETTE
When your walls are a neutral color, home decor items and furnishings create a sense of depth. Rooms can appear larger than they really are and spacing furnishings is a little more forgiving as well.
My dining room has lots of depth and the neutral walls don’t close in the spacious look I love!
PATTERNS PACK A PUNCH
Patterns and textures play a big role in the aesthetic of your home. When you have neutral walls, there is more opportunity to incorporate different patterns and textures without them being too overpowering.
I’m obsessed with texture to make a room interesting. And I’ve gotten a little more adventurous with patterns I love having neutral walls that don’t fight with what I’m adding to make a room pack a punch of pretty!
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Finally, neutrals are just classic which is a bonus. You won’t feel the need to repaint your walls every time your tastes change and that saves your sanity and helps your bank account, too! Colors come and go but neutrals are always in style!
I’ve redecorated our Gable guest room three times from the floors up. The walls have been Sienna and peach (ugh) and finally Simply White by Benjamin Moore. So no matter what new decor or style I want to add to a room in the future I’ll be keeping the neutral walls!
See my Gable room makeover HERE.
I love living with neutral walls. They are the perfect subtle background for living at StoneGable!
How about you? Do you love neutral walls? I’d love to hear what you think!
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