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If you live in a rental -- or you're just really lazy -- you probably have white walls. And not to white walls but they are kind of... boring. So why don't you amp up your wall space with some no-fail paint colors that can fit in any home no matter what your style.
These hues may be on the "safe" side, but they're a great step towards more colorful living.
Great For (Color) Commitment-Phobes: Benjamin Moore, Manchester TanTraditional Dining Room by Covington Tile, Stone & Countertops Palatial Stone and Tile, LLC
Color Expert Sharon Grech told BobVila.com that this neutral "is almost like an off-white. It’s not gray or cold, and it’s not a boring beige." So, it's great for anyone who is scared of real color. Try it in: The kitchen.
Great Blue: Behr Premium Paint, Cloisonne Blue
Blue is a crowd-pleaser, the go-to choice when someone wants to try "real" color. (Not that neutrals aren't "real," but you know what we mean.) This soft blue has slight hints of gray, which lends sophisticated appeal. It especially works for small spaces. Try it in: Bedrooms and hallways.
Great Gray: Benjamin Moore, Rockport GrayTraditional Living Room by San Jose Architects & Designers Arch Studio, Inc.
Gray is timeless, but can often skew too "cold." This version has warmer undertones, which create a cozier feeling. It also makes for a great backdrop for art or framed photographs. Try it in: Living rooms, kitchens and home offices.
Best Calming Color: Sherwin Williams, Sea SaltTraditional Bathroom by Rehoboth Beach Home Builders Echelon Custom Homes
Sage green hues are perennially popular because they work like a neutral while still adding a little color to a space. They also come across as soothing. This particular shade has a touch more "green" without going muddy. Try it in: Bedrooms, home offices, dining rooms and kitchens.
Most Flattering For Skin Tones: Benjamin Moore, August Morning
A golden apricot that This Old House says flatters every skin tone. Try it in: A small bathroom.
Best "Dramatic" Color: Sherwin Williams, Tea ChestTraditional Living Room by Charlotte Interior Designers & Decorators Carolina Design Associates, LLC
Deep chocolate brown is an unsung hero of the paint world. It can go in pretty much any room, gorgeously sets off textures (woods, textiles, etc.) yet is unobtrusive. Try it in: Living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.