03/15/2014 01:09 pm ET Updated Apr 19, 2015

The Top 5 Paint Colors For Apartments Are Hardly Colors At All (In A Good Way)

Choosing a paint color can be tricky, to the point where people will keep whatever's up on the walls (even if they hate it) just to avoid the challenge of gathering swatches and samples. Inaction is always easier than change. However, the challenge is even more pronounced for renters, who have to factor in landlord approval before even glancing at a paint sample deck.

Then, if permission is granted, you usually have to consider the "How hard will this be to paint over before I move?" factor. Perhaps this is why the top paint colors for renters, according to Apartment Guide and Benjamin Moore, are more on the side of...well, non-colors. It takes a skilled design eye to see the kiss of blue, hint of gray and suggestion of warmth in the below hues. Not that they aren't gorgeous, of course.

Would any of these hues make the cut in your home? Let us know in the comments!

The Top 5 Colors For Apartments