Choosing the perfect paint color is no easy feat. There are an endless number of factors to consider, from the amount of light that pours into the space to the overall mood you want to create in the room. And to make it even more of a challenge, there's no shortage of shades for just about any option on the color wheel.
If you're struggling with finding a classic choice that will never go out of style, find inspiration in this roundup of designers' favorite almond-colored paint shades. These designer-tested hues can work magic in any room.
"This paint color makes it into a lot of our residential projects. It is the perfect trim color when the walls are deep classic hues but it is also rich enough to stand alone on walls and ceilings themselves. I used Dimity in my bedroom when I moved into my Manhattan home six years ago and I’m still impressed by the softness and elegance years later." —
"I love to mix this with the center panel with the trim in white surrounding it. It creates a modern look that’s rooted in tradition. I've also used it in a beach house, because it's soft and light reflects into it. The color draws into the color of the sand." —
"It's the perfect shade of neutrality with slight gray and green undertones. Due to its versatility, I've often used it in living rooms, master baths, and lower level spaces. It's also a great alternative to white for clients who are avid art collectors and prefer to display their finds against a warmer backdrop." —
"Turbinado from Clare Paint would be beautiful for walls, ceiling, and trim and or a complement to raw concrete floors or some terrazzo finishes, whether it is floors, countertops, or wall tiles. Also, it would be a lovely pairing with architectural elements made from reclaimed wood." —
“I recently used Farrow & Ball's Oxford Stone on kitchen cabinets with black soapstone. It’s a warm neutral without being a white. It conjures up an English country kitchen while still feeling current and fresh.” —
"I love this shade, which is the color of a Marcona almond. It’s not too white, too yellow, or too blah, and it looks great with anything, but my favorite way to use it is paired with leafy green or the glossiest chocolate brown." —
"I recently discovered Farrow & Ball’s Jitney and I have to say it’s rather intoxicating. It’s a sophisticated neutral that can beautifully grace any living area, but I think it would best be appreciated in a library, living room, or foyer." —
"An exceedingly versatile almond in the white family, China white is both cool and warm at the same time. The subtle creamy depth of the color is perfect to harmonize with both vintage elements and contemporary details." —
“Farrow & Ball’s Savage Ground is both elevated and comfortable. It works equally well in modern and traditional interiors. It is a beautiful, warm neutral and the slight yellow undertone adds depth and interest.” —
"Our go-to is Benjamin Moore’s Navajo White. Its almondy richness makes it the perfect neutral. Cut it in half for a lighter touch. Sometimes, if a room does not have good natural light, a sharp white can go a bit gray. This ensures a warmness." —