01/25/2014 11:41 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The 8 Best Neutral Paint Colors That'll Work In Any Home, No Matter The Style (PHOTOS)

If you're the type who wants their walls to be a backdrop rather than a focal point, then you definitely want to go with neutrals. But all those beige, gray, brown and white swatches have a tendency to blend together. You could strain your eyesight trying to tell the difference between "Creamy Beige" and "Beige Cream." So, here's a shortlist of some of the best neutral paint colors, as seen on Houzz.

Shale, by Benjamin Moore
Storm, by Benjamin Moore
Accessible Beige, by Sherwin-Williams
Backdrop, by Sherwin-Williams
Montpelier Ashlar Gray, by Valspar
French Grey, by Behr (Yes, they call it "grey" instead of "gray.")
Caviar, by Sherwin-Williams (soft black) and Manhattan Mist, by Behr Paints (gray-white)
Alexandra Beige, by Benjamin Moore