Gray paint colors have dominated the market alongside classic whites for about a decade now, but warm, neutral paint colors are on the rise. One of the top paint colors you should have on your radar is tan. Sure, tan paint colors might bring back memories of tri-color '90s living rooms (remember it paired with rustic reds and forest green?), but fear not—today's iterations of the paint color render spaces chic and modern. Paired with white and neutral tones, tan is the perfect warm neutral to act as a base for your tone-on-tone neutral space.
- Color Family: Browns
- Complementary Colors: No complementary colors
- Pairs Well With: Whites, other earth tones, and soft pinks
- Mood: Elegant and natural
- Where to Use: Walls and trim
So which are the hottest warm neutral shades? From light to dark and Behr to Benjamin Moore, these are the best tan paint colors you should try.
Behr's dusty peach Kombucha—inspired by your favorite fizzy drink—has warm yellow undertones. Try pairing it with muted greens or purples.
If you're choosing multiple colors for one room, pick your boldest color first, and then select the others with the first in mind. It's harder to find complementary colors for bold hues.
Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige
Sherwin-Williams's Accessible Beige has taupe undertones, ensuring that it doesn't give that dreaded '90s look. It works well in the entire home, especially if you're planning on painting your entire home a single color for continuity.