Tuscan paint colors can work in a variety of rooms. These colors are warm and inviting and accent wood tones and natural stone to show off the best features in your room.
Tuscan gold may be the first paint color you think of. Not quite yellow, not quite brown, not quite orange this color is an anomaly. Pair it with neutral taupes so it doesn’t overwhelm a small space or try it on a cabinet. Accent the walls with large iron screens for a decorative element that is reminiscent of large garden gates. Look for wood tones with a hint of green. You can even use gold to accent a tray ceiling to add drama to a light fixture. This tone looks good with medium wood tones and will accent wood flooring. If you have a Tuscan office add an opulent air with a large fabric message board in a damask or stripe fabric that will tie in the Tuscan gold with other colors in the room.
A Tuscan farm combines the rolling grass fields, old plaster walls and red tile roofs. Bring in terra cotta on the flooring or use it as a paint color to pay homage to the countryside. The sky is also prominent in Tuscan paintings. For a unique nursery try aged plaster walls and paint a sky mural on the ceiling for a room both baby and grown ups will be comfortable in.
A Tuscan bathroom is luxurious but still can transform into different decorating styles because of the use of travertine and other stone surfaces. Use an elaborate wood vanity with carvings. Frame out a mirror with thick molding and stain it a dark black or rich wood tone. Keep the walls light if you’re working with a small space. Build shelves into niches for an Old World feel where you can store washcloths and baskets filled with cleaning supplies and hair products. A Tuscan theme can also work if you have almond, cream or beige fixtures. Bring in the same color with tile work; include a decorative tile border complete with scrollwork accent tiles so the almond bathtub blends right in.
A Tuscan wall is rarely flat. There is usually a stone texture or an aged plaster appearance. If you don’t have old walls use a slightly more dramatic cappuccino or gray color so the walls still draw attention. You can install a faux stone wall to accent a bedroom and give it an Old World feel. If you can’t afford a stone wall just use the gray and brown stone colors for a unique color palette.
Tuscan home decorating revolves around materials and architecture. Leave brick and stone work uncovered. Paint old doors in bright colors or take your color cue from an antique armoire. Combine the simplicity of the countryside by using worn finishes and the elegance of the city by using distressed finishes on elaborate furniture pieces. You can also use new wood and iron furniture in a room with aged plaster walls for a juxtaposition. Red was a popular Tuscan color paired with gold a few years ago, but it may be too overwhelming and seem like a McDonalds. Instead, use shades of terra cotta, yellow, and tan for a more modern room with classic elegance.
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Subtle Vs. Literal
Tuscan paint color schemes can be really subtle depending on the architecture of your home. For instance, if you have a stone fireplace, whether it’s stacked rock or a carved mantle this will feel very fitting for the theme. Then you can go with more neutral ivory tones in the rest of your space. It is important to stay away from a lot of white which will be too stark. Stay with ivory instead, even on your trim as well as your ceiling. This only works if you’re also going to paint these elements in all of the other rooms that this space is adjacent to.
Tuscan home colors can be soothing instead of bright. Try going with rich wood ceiling beams. Then bring in sage green paint colors. It’s important to still drive home that Italian theme. You can do this with dried floral arrangements or lots of ceramic pottery. This is going to be one of the most subtle theme rooms that you can go with.
Tuscan gold paint is going to be more of a mustard yellow instead of a bright yellow. It’s one of the more neutral yellow tones that you can go with. Stay away from butter shades which will seem a little bit too country. You can even use this color to compliment a red brick fireplace or the exterior of your home because this is a classic color palette that you can make a lot more subtle.