I like to think that I have good eye for color selection, and years of positive feedback from clients when it comes to color specs supports that theory. Color selection is a skill that becomes honed with each new project, and confidence and color credibility come with experience. For many projects, selecting off-white, light gray or light beige colors is an important component of successful outcomes. These colors often appear in hallways, stairways and foyers as key neutrals that lead into different colors. Choosing the right neutral is key!
There’s such a vast array of neutrals to choose from. Upon analysis, you’ll see that off-whites and grays have underlying hues ranging from blue to green to purple and even to brown. Beige colors often have underlying hues of peach, red/pink, gold, brown, and even green! Choosing colors that flow well and have consistent undertones is important when choosing a color palette. Deciding whether to go with “cool” colors as opposed to “warm” colors is a crucial decision too.
Here’s a great overview of off-whites https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/color-palettes/color-families/white-paint-colors
Here’s a useful summary of color terms, compliments of Sherwin Williams: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/home-builders/color/color-education/sw-article-pro-the5mostcommon