Neutral & White Walls

What is a Neutral Color?

A neutral is a color without much intensity or saturation—a color that’s lacking in color, if you will, which generally goes with everything. Examples of neutral colors include:

  • Tan
  • Beige
  • Ivory
  • Cream
  • White
  • Black
  • Gray  

These shades are visually quiet in interiors, almost receding into the background of rooms and spaces, even when used on walls or major pieces of furniture. For that reason, neutrals are a great backdrop for pretty much any design choice, simply because they do not compete with them. Neutrals aren’t on the color wheel, per se, but they have undertones of colors from it. And you should take those tints and tones into account when choosing a neutral.