The first rule of neutrals – if you have pets or children, try to avoid the lighter shades.
Otherwise, they are the best option for the inexperienced. While they are a safe option, they can also get a tad boring. So if you do decide to stick with neutrals, try to bring in a whiff of colour with accents or furniture of another colour. This will help break the monotony while maintaining the ‘neutral-ness’!