22 Best Neutral Paint Colors, According to Scouted Experts

Originally published by THE SCOUT GUIDE on March 22, 2023.

Anyone who has tackled the feat of choosing interior paint colors knows how nuanced the decision can be. And when it comes to neutrals, choosing the perfect shade of white or subtle tint of gray, is anything but simple. Whether your definition of neutral is a bold black or a crisp white, we asked Scouted interior experts to weigh in on their top paint picks. Let the home refresh begin!

Dunn Edwards Whisper. Interior design by Kelly Nutt. Photography courtesy of Kelly Nutt.

Kelly Nutt, owner and designer of Kelly Nutt Design in Corona Del Mar, California

Whisper by Dunn Edwards. “Whisper is a bright, warm white that looks great on millwork and cabinetry in a satin finish. When using it on any drywall, I use it in a flat finish.”

Strong White by Farrow & Ball. “This contemporary neutral has light gray undertones that’s become my go-to when you don’t want a stark white. I always opt for a matte finish for interior walls.”

Simply White by Benjamin Moore. “This classic white has a hint of warmth but is a crisp white favorite of ours. It’s an excellent choice if you’re wanting your walls, ceilings, and trim to be all the same color.”

Kelly Nutt Design appears in The Scout Guide Newport Beach.