4 Reasons to Consider Neutral Interior Paint Colors

4 Reasons to Consider Neutral Interior Paint Colors

When it’s time to rethink your home’s interior paint, it can be tempting to start looking into bolder, brighter, more daring options, especially if you’ve always walked on the more traditional side. Something totally new can be fun, maybe even pushing your color comfort zone just a bit. You know, something to get the in-laws talking...

As awesome as that can be, and as enticing as the colorful photos in home design resources can look, we have a surprising color trend to tell you about. This one is from the other end of the spectrum (almost literally).

Neutral interior paint.

Why Choose Neutral Interior Paint for Your Virginia Home?

Photo by Martha O'Hara Interiors

There are four key reasons that are contributing to the popularity of this more subdued color palette, and we think you’ll like them.

  • Neutral Doesn’t Just Mean White - While white is more “hot” than ever, and available in a huge variety of options, neutrals can extend into all different colors. They’re just a more subdued, softer version of themselves. Less obtrusive, and more reserved.
  • Neutrals Are Marketable - This is especially key if your home is going on the market anytime soon! Neutral interior paint adds tangible value by being fresh and attractive, but also easily allowing potential buyers to envision themselves in the space. Bolder, louder colors can be tough to see past.
  • Brighter - Lighter paint colors bounce light rather than absorb it, making your rooms feel bigger and brighter. This is Painting Strategy 101 for smaller rooms in particular, but it works well anywhere.
  • An Ideal Backdrop - Let’s get back to talking color again. If you want to introduce something brighter and bolder, how about doing that through decorations, furniture, artwork, or drapes? This is all easy to change out, according to your taste and goals, leaving your paint to be a consistent backdrop that gets along well with any other colors you introduce.


Do you like the idea of having versatile, neutral interior paint, but still are hungry for color? How about painting just one wall a more vibrant accent color? It can be an ideal visual anchoring point, drawing attention to one specific aspect of the room.

Talk To a Professional Interior Painting Company

We suggest contacting your local painter to discuss all of your colorful options, and to consider your specific spaces. An experienced eye is invaluable.

If you have any other house painting questions here in the Northern Virginia and DC area, we encourage you to give us a call at Williams Professional Painting. It would be our pleasure to put our decades of experience to work for you!

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