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Tuscan paint colors are a stylish, timeless look that will make your home elegant and inviting at the same time. The color palette is inspired by the beautiful colors of the hillsides of Tuscany. This palette combines the warmth of the region with the coolness of the sky and water and it offers a perfect balance that results in serenity.
How to Choose Tuscan Colors
A Tuscan palette could include colors such as gold, olive green, warm red, burnt orange, yellow, eggplant, ochre, deep brown, and sky blue. When you are selecting your palette, stick with five colors or less. Your two main colors should be warm colors such as red or eggplant. You will have one main accent color, which can be warm or cool, and then two lesser accent colors that balance the palette.
Before you begin, take a look at your furniture and decorative pieces. Because Tuscan paint comes in so many different color schemes, you want to choose the five colors that will enhance the room and complement your furniture.
Think about the feeling that you want the room to have. For example, if your home is more traditional, you might use cream, red, and green. However, if you have a more modern home, bright yellow or olive green with eggplant accents may work best. If you want to make a room bold, red and burgundy or yellow will do the trick. The trick is to decide what kind of feeling that you want the space to have.
Add Texture to Complete the Look
If you have textured walls, you won’t have to do anything to create this look. However, most walls are smooth but you can still create a textured finish. This will really tie together the look and feel of Tuscan paint colors in your home.
To create the texture, you can apply a base coat on the wall. Then apply the second coat. This time, take a color-washing brush to create small X patterns across the walls. The trick is to blend these crisscrosses into the paint before it dries. Tuscan colors are rustic by nature and the rooms in your house will feel more authentic when combined with textured paint finishes.
Tie in Your Décor
The beauty of a Tuscan palette is in its natural warmth. Your furniture and décor should complement the color palette you choose. Rustic wooden pieces with lighter finishes work well and wrought iron light fixtures, lamps, and candleholders do as well. If you already have your décor, choose the right color palette. Your color palette should tie the house together and create a feeling of authenticity, warmth, and natural beauty.
Tuscan colors are popular and they work well in almost any room in the house. From the kitchen to the bedroom to the living room, your home can feel as if it is a slice of the Italian countryside. Limit your palette to five colors and match your décor for the perfect look.
Jeff Sommers is a vibrant and experienced professional, having been at the helm of ESP Painting, Inc. for 27 remarkable years. As President, he has become an esteemed leader in the Commercial & Residential Construction industry in Oregon, United States. His experience has seen him gain valuable insight and knowledge, making him an invaluable asset to ESP Painting and its customers. With a bubbly personality and upbeat attitude, Jeff always looks ahead to the future as he continues his leadership journey toward success.