Nate Berkus on TV show panel for the TCA Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles on June 15, 2023 (Photo by David Buchan/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images)
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Nate Berkus' Favorite Living Room Paint Color For A Calm Home
To evoke serenity, Nate Berkus has a go-to shade: Tranquil Gray by Behr, which is, per the interior designer, “a delicate taupe/greige shade that makes the room feel calm.”
As the name suggests, the true neutral gray is a simple, elegant color that isn't too overwhelming, excellent for lying back and relaxing in your living room.
With the combination of gray and beige tones, greige can add warmth to the austere gray without veering too yellow like the standard beige. Tranquil Gray also brightens the room.
In January 2023, Behr featured Tranquil Gray as its Color of the Month, noting “it is a delicate taupe-gray that whispers on walls, bringing a sense of balance and harmony.”
Behr explains how the shade has a soothing quality, highlights architectural or design details, like built-in bookcases, and makes an ideal base for a monochromatic color scheme.
Besides Tranquil Gray, Berkus also adores two other neutrals from Behr: Even Better Beige, a beige that can be both modern and traditional, and Blank Canvas, a warm shade of white.