In my last article, I talked about the beauty, popularity and versatility of Tuscan decorating and outlined the basic elements for achieving this look in your own home decorating style. The key to getting just the right look is by utilizing the perfect colors, textures and accessories. In this article, we’re going to focus on the use of color in Tuscan home decorating.
Tuscan decor has a warm, rustic look and feel that is reminiscent of the Tuscan region of Italy. Tuscan décor is inspired by the natural beauty of the region – the land, sea, sky, buildings – and picturing these elements in your mind’s eye will help you to incorporate the perfect color schemes into your home. Keep these colors in mind as you select paint, furniture, fabrics and accessories.
The color palette of Tuscan decor includes both bright and muted tones within each color family as is found in nature. As you contemplate each color group, think of the descriptions associated with each below and you can’t go wrong. And, don’t be afraid to mix a variety of these colors in your home color scheme. After all, Mother Nature doesn’t consult a color chart!
A light Chianti or robust Barolo wine; a plump, ripe tomato; a field of poppies; pink geraniums; the muted reds of tiled rooftops; the brick and stone of farmhouses.