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4 neutral family rooms with major impact

A gray sitting area/Photography: Minh Pham/Soothing neutrals don't just have to add a sense of calm, as in this space — they can also serve as a backdrop for bolder design.

Pick the right white paint for your family room, and you'll find that the result is far from boring—it can be a standout moment for what's often the most joyous room in the home. Scroll through 4 of our favorite neutral-painted family rooms to get inspired—and shop the samples to see which white is right for your home.

A white living space/Photography: Laura Moss/In this Arizona home's media room, featuring white-washed oak shelving, Jamie Herzlinger Interiors created leather-trimmed coffee tables and L-shaped sofas with the homeowners' grandchild at the forefront of the design.


A gray sitting area/Photography: Minh Pham/A soothing white-gray color scheme rules in this peaceful, family-friendly space.

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Spacious living space with white walls/Photography: Werner Segarra/Designed by architect Mark Candelaria and designer Anita Lang, this family room, located in a home in the Arizona mountains, features pale walls and ceilings as a backdrop to dramatic accents, like a custom-made wine cellar.


A cream-colored living space with wood accents/Photography: Joe Schmelzer/Open, California-style living is the name of the game in this Santa Monica home, designed by Tammy Randall Wood of Interior Archaeology, where the family room, dining room, and kitchen all flow together.


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Sample some of our favorite white hues—the ones DIYers and designers alike come back to again and again.

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