Q&A with Frooglly Designers

Q: I am getting my house ready to sell, how do I go about choosing a good neutral paint color that is inviting to all tastes?

Good question! With an abundance of neutral colors available, it can get challenging!

The first thing to do when picking out a perfect color is to go to your local paint store or Home Depot. There you will find lots of swatches with different colors on them. Collect a few to take home and try. They are free to take and will give you a better idea of which one you want to choose once you get them in your home.

We recommend leaving with at least 3 or 4.

Hold them up in the natural light and see which one favors your decor best. You really can’t go wrong with neutral colors. It’s all what you prefer.

Some of our favorite tried and true colors are:

Gray tones: for walls

Benjamin Moore Glass Slipper – bluish gray

Behr: Classic Silver-a good go-to for any room

Benjamin Moore Horizon 1478: this color blends beautifully with both warm and cool colors, wood trims

Behr: soft pebble – Home Depot

White tones: for walls

Benjamin Moore Linen White: this is great in any room-very light and airy

Glidden: Meeting House White – Home Depot

Beige tones: for walls

Benjamin Moore: Grant Beige HC-83: works well with modern & traditional spaces

Behr: Sculptor Clay – Home Depot

Glidden: Papyrus Paper – Home Depot

Benjamin Moore: Papaya 957-fabulous neutral color – great for bedrooms-great choice for every room

When you have picked your color, measure your space and take the color and measurements to the paint store. If you are going to DIY, then ask the sales manager how much paint you will need based on your measurements. They will ask you what finish you like and show you samples of the different sheens. We recommend eggshell or semi gloss on walls. Semi-gloss or high gloss on trim & cabinets. Always use latex as it is quick to dry and somewhat odorless.  If you are repainting trim, a safe bet for everyone’s taste would be white.

There are countless shades of white.

Some of our favorite whites for trim are:

Benjamin Moore: 967 White.

Behr: Beach House BWC 04

Behr: White 52

Glidden: Dove White

Hope this answers your question. Happy painting!