Favorite Neutral Paint Colors For Kitchens

Favorite Neutral Paint Colors For Kitchens

Posted by Kirsten Sharp on Jun 14th 2024

While I will always say the best neutral paint color for your kitchen is the one that coordinates with your other kitchen finishes (like cabinets, countertops, and backsplash), I thought I'd round up a few of my tried and true favorite neutral paint colors to see if they're a match for your own kitchen.

I love these three neutrals in particular because they're so versatile and more often than not, one of them will match the tones of a given countertop (and I look at more countertops than I'd care to admit!).

None of the colors are super light or super dark, so they can be used as your kitchen wall color or as your kitchen cabinet color.

DESIGN TIP: Make sure that you get samples of the colors you're interested in so you can compare them to your other kitchen finishes to make sure they're a good match.

Speaking of choosing the right colors for your kitchen finishes, if this is something you're struggling with have you checked out our FREE video training? In it, I talk about a simple trick to choose the right tile color for your backsplash, and you can use the same technique to choose your kitchen cabinets, countertops or wall color. I promise it'll make decision-making so much easier!

So, without further adieu...

What are the top 3 neutral colors?

1. Benjamin Moore's Manchester Tan

Shown Above | CABINET: Wedgewood Raised Panel Cabinet in Melted Brie; TILE: Bloom Handmade Tile in Cream Crackle; COUNTERTOP: Silestone Lusso; PAINT COLOR: Benjamin Moore Wall Color in Manchester Tan (Bottom Right)

Manchester Tan is one of my favorite beiges because it's not too yellow, but is also not overly pink. It's also not too dark and not too light. It's just, well, neutral! As you can see above, it also would be a great paint color to go with Silestone Lusso countertops.

2. Benjamin Moore's Edgecomb Gray

Shown Above | PAINT COLOR: Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray (upper left); TILE: 3x6" Handmade Subway Tile in New Satin White with Pearl Liner Trim in Glossy White; CABINET: Benjamin Moore White Dove; COUNTERTOP: Taj Mahal quartzite

Edgecomb Gray is a slightly lighter (and thus perhaps more current) version of the very popular Revere Pewter. It's such a warm gray, it almost leans towards beige so you won't get the "cold" feeling that you get from some of the cooler grays. It also seems to be a tone that's found in a lot of countertops.

3. Benjamin Moore's Classic Gray

Shown Above | CABINET: Ultracraft Kitty Hawk Melamine Cabinet in Wired Silver; TILE: Damask Handmade Tile in Glossy White; COUNTERTOP: Caesarstone Quartz in Organic White (middle right); PAINT COLOR: Benjamin Moore Wall Color in Classic Gray OC-23 (bottom right)

If Edgecomb Gray feels to dark for you, check out it's slightly lighter sibling, Classic Gray. (Side note, Classic Gray makes a fantastic whole house color and is actually the one I chose for my own home!).

Classic Gray is so light that it will appear almost white on your walls. It plays really well with Benjamin Moore's Simply White as a trim and/or cabinet color.

But don't forget, the best neutral paint color is the one that coordinates with YOUR kitchen.

If you need help, this free training video will help you choose the right tile color and also pick your cabinets, countertops and wall color too:


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