It’s easy to write off neutral colors as too boring, but there are a lot of reasons why white walls are the way to go – especially for large rooms that offer more opportunities for décor and furniture experimentation.
And, it’s not just white. Any neutral tone you choose is going to have a few things going for it that can play well with your interior design plan. For example, neutral colors are …
… often on sale.
There are lots of reasons why neutral paint is less expensive. It’s more popular, more versatile and is probably cheaper to make. And, all of it is to your benefit when it comes time to buy.
Lowe’s provides a really cool paint calculator so you can get an idea about how much paint you need. Find that out first and you’ll be able to better manage your paint budget.
… easy to apply.
Neutrals go on easy and often include a primer, which makes painting much less of a chore. You’re not always going to get that with specialty paints, and adds to the cost and time you need to apply them.
… a blank canvas.
Perhaps the best thing about neutral colors is that they do not compete with other décor choices you may make. That’s a powerful attribute when deciding on a color scheme, a piece of statement furniture or dramatic lighting.
And, it’s a clue on what direction you may want to go if you haven’t already picked your paint. If you’re going any other way than white, it may involve a décor upgrade to match. And, if you’re not ready for that then neutrals are a good choice.
… a safe bet.
Like with your car, neutral is a good place to start. That spicy can of “Atomic Chili” red might look exciting in the store, but unless you really, REALLY love it you may want to pop that color in an accent piece and keep your walls calm.