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.
Benjamin Moore Coastal Path
Benjamin Moore's Coastal Path is reminiscent of a northeastern sandy beach on a sunny day and will add warmth to any room. It pairs well with dark charcoals and cream colors.
Sherwin-Williams Dhurrie Beige
On the cooler end of the spectrum is this light greige color from Sherwin-Williams. Try this if you're not ready to forget your favorite gray shade, but you want something a little warmer.
Farrow & Ball London Stone
For a rich and moody tan color, look no further than Farrow & Ball's London Stone. This warm shade actually has underlying magenta tones, so it pairs well with other red-based neutrals.
Sherwin-Williams's Tamarind is a mild tan color that's perfect for someone who wants a simple, warm neutral. It emulates the color of a tamarind tree's fruit.
This deep caramel color is a warm hue with red undertones that would look great in a dining room. Make sure to pick of-the-moment furniture and decor in order to keep this shade from looking too traditional.
Benjamin Moore Golden Retriever
The name says it all with this warm and cozy Benjamin Moore golden-tan paint color. This darker tan shade may work best in a smaller space such as a bathroom.
Sherwin-Williams Tatami Tan
Sherwin-Williams's Tatami Tan has dark red undertones for a truly warm shade. If you're not sure you want to paint an entire room this shade, you can always paint use it for kitchen cabinets or other built-ins.
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.
Benjamin Moore Shaker Beige
This mid-tone tan takes inspiration from a sandy beach. It pairs well with browns and dark blues.
Behr Sienna Dust
Behr's earthy Sienna Dust can be paired with muted cool-toned colors like blue and green. It's neutral enough to work in any room, which is mostly why we love it.