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Neutral paint color

aunteemom
9 years ago

What is a good neutral paint color for rental home? Moldings are white semi gloss.

Comments (23)

  • dawnp
    9 years ago

    SW Kilim Beige
    BM Bone White
    Sw Irish Cream (my fav!)

  • yayagal
    9 years ago

    SW steamed milk

  • jenes
    9 years ago

    BM Shaker Beige

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    Lori A. Sawaya
    9 years ago

    That's a nice list o'colors. All very good options to check out. I'm partial to Shaker Beige.

  • jessicaml
    9 years ago

    BM Barely Beige
    BM Manchester Tan
    Ace Warm Scones

  • dianalo
    9 years ago

    I'd go with mostly neutrals but not do 100% the same color throughout. It looks cheap. I'd use 3 colors with 1 for the kitchen, 1 for the bathrooms and one for the rest. If you want to really make it interesting, bedrooms can be a 4th color. If you want more flow, then pick a color and use that and do 50% as another color elsewhere.
    I think a pale yellow, gray and other mellow tones can be much nicer than just off white or beige. BM's Quiet Moments is a great color for bathrooms or anywhere else you want a nice vibe without a strong color.

  • jessicaml
    9 years ago

    Sabrina Soto from Get it Sold on HGTV has her favorite Ben Moore neutrals for staging listed on her website:

    Bennington Gray
    Shaker Beige
    Shenandoah Taupe
    Bleaker Beige
    Dry Sage
    Silver Fox
    Manchester Tan

    They're mostly taupe & beige, but the Dry Sage is a pretty, vibrant green. Since the purpose of staging is to make a home seem attractive and neutral so potential buyers can picture themselves living there, I'd think the same colors would work well to attract potential renters.

  • sue36
    9 years ago

    Our neighbor used Manchester Tan. Very nice, just enough color, and it seems like it would work with a lot of other colors.

  • natal
    9 years ago

    Another vote for Shaker Beige. Have it in the kitchen/keeping room/hallway and getting ready to add it to another hallway.

  • B H
    9 years ago

    I'd go with mostly neutrals but not do 100% the same color throughout. It looks cheap. I'd use 3 colors with 1 for the kitchen, 1 for the bathrooms and one for the rest. If you want to really make it interesting, bedrooms can be a 4th color. If you want more flow, then pick a color and use that and do 50% as another color elsewhere.
    I think a pale yellow, gray and other mellow tones can be much nicer than just off white or beige. BM's Quiet Moments is a great color for bathrooms or anywhere else you want a nice vibe without a strong color.

    I tend to agree what with all the houses we've looked at over the last 2 yrs.

    As someone who has recently leased 3 houses, 2000-3000 sf done entirely in the same neutral color can be overwhelming in its sameness. We are currently leasing a house with the "builder's palette": a beige/tan with pink undertones. Our house, with the exception of the terrible eucalyptus green in the formal LR, looks like it's been plastered with Band-Aids. It's awful BUT neutral. ;)

  • ttodd
    9 years ago

    Anything (and multiple) colors off of the BM colorstrip w/ Deleware Putty. I painted 3 rooms 3 different colors off of it (each a color apart) and was thrilled w/ the results.

    Proof positive that multiple colors off of one neutral strip isn't boring.

  • catkin
    9 years ago

    BM Revere Pewter!

  • chocolatebunny
    9 years ago

    Our master bedroom is SW Relaxed Khaki and I LOVE the color. It looks beige-y/khaki during the day and at night is has more of a green hue to it. The master bath is painted SW Wool Skein, which I believe is on the same strip as the Relaxed Khaki. That too is a nice neutral color.

  • Sueb20
    9 years ago

    Some of my favorites from BM: Revere Pewter, Muslin, Everlasting, Camouflage, Monroe Bisque, Edgecomb Gray, Titanium, Healing Aloe.

  • Saypoint 7a CT
    9 years ago

    Ben Moore 234 Khaki, used to be called Golden Mist. Slightly greenish undertone.

  • mpwdmom
    9 years ago

    Wheeling Neutral is a good choice. Powell Buff & Pittsfield Buff are a little lighter but they would look great too.

  • loribee
    9 years ago

    Saypoint...what a beautiful room!

    "I'd go with mostly neutrals but not do 100% the same color throughout. It looks cheap."
    Really? I've never heard that before. I used one color in mine.
    I'd think that especially in a rental home, it would be easier to rent out in one color.

  • sis2two
    9 years ago

    Loribee-- what is your paint color? I remember it was really pretty and warm looking. Thank you.

  • lolauren
    9 years ago

    I agree with Loribee ...... I would go with one neutral color. Not everyone likes the same colors, not everyone like multiple colors, etc. At least with a neutral, the renters stuff won't clash.

    Lots of good colors were listed above. My favorite is a light greige... Pittsburgh Paints Moth Grey... which looks a lot like BM Edgecomb Grey.

    Good luck! :)

  • crazyone
    9 years ago

    dianalo - what do you do if your kitchen is in the middle of the rest of the house.. open concept and all?

  • lukkiirish
    9 years ago

    You guys do realize that comment was written in February right? :c)

  • loribee
    9 years ago

    Maybe we can hear the outcome???

    Sis, I used BM standish white and I'm really happy with it.
    Thanks~

  • lolauren
    9 years ago

    The thread could always help someone else out in the future. :) (You did mention on another thread that you, like many of us, research extensively on this forum when you're working on a project. I have read most old threads re: projects I'm working on.)

    I'm also curious of the outcome.

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