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What makes a color "neutral" anyway? Neutrals are normally those colors without a lot of color, like ivorys, blacks, and yes, beiges. For the purposes of this post, we're referring to colors that wrap your rooms in a sophisticated shade without stealing all the limelight away from your other furnishings (but are still pretty bold, though). From grays, to deeper shades of other colors, these colors are neutral in that they'll go with everything you have but won't be so boring they put you to sleep.

Pictured above: Farrow & Ball's Manor House Gray is the perfect hue for the living room in Laura's Bright and Beautiful Victorian Duplex in Glasgow.

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Farrow & Ball's London Clay created a rich accent wall in Hannah Brown's Cozy Collection house tour.

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Benjamin Moore's Amherst Gray warms up the guest bedroom in Meg's Classic Glamor Apartment.

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Farrow & Ball's Studio Green is a dramatic shade in the bathroom of Hannah Brown's Cozy Collection house tour.

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Benjamin Moore's Ashland Slate is a warm gray covering the bedroom in Amanda & Justin's Brooklyn Railroad Nook.

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Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue looks great in Isabelle's Top Floor Flat in London.

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What's your favorite neutral paint color that's more bold than boring? Share in the comments below!