The relaxed elegance of Tuscan style is characterized by rustic accents, classic artwork, and ornate architectural details that bring to mind a villa in the Italian countryside. But the highlight of any Tuscan-inspired room is its stunning color scheme, as the landscape of Tuscany inspires a rich array of colors for decorating. A Tuscan color palette is predominantly warm. Adding cool color accents gives balance to your palette. The warm colors of Tuscan-style decorating are a reflection of golden fields and rustic walls. The region's blue skies and lush foliage in rich green colors are the perfect accents for your Tuscan color scheme.
- Color Family: Colors inspired by the Italian region of Tuscany; includes reds, yellows, greens
- Complementary Colors: Varies
- Pairs Well With: Rustic accents
- Mood: Warm, earthy, elegant
- Where to Use: Can be used in any room; popular in kitchens
Here are our ideas for the best Tuscan-style paint colors to update your home.
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Benjamin Moore Firenze is a warm and rustic paint color that is the perfect background for your Tuscan-style decor. While wonderful as an accent wall, Firenze could also warm up a kitchen or dining room. You can continue the Tuscan-style color scheme outdoors with Firenze as a front door color.
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Sherwin-Williams Garden Sage is inspired by the soft and muted green foliage of Tuscany, where cypress trees dot the rolling landscapes. Warmer than most sage green paint colors, Garden Sage pairs well with rich russet and red. Garden Sage is part of the HGTV Home Paint Collection by Sherwin-Williams.
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Like acres of golden grasses, Sherwin-Williams Honeycomb is a stunning gold paint color, perfect for accent walls or furniture in a Tuscan-style room. If you're looking for a warm dining room paint color idea, Honeycomb is gorgeous. Try a rich gold with off-white trim paint colors, and dark wood furniture, for a Tuscan-inspired dining room.
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Behr's Serene Sky shines next to the warmth and fire of a Tuscan-inspired color palette. The vast blue skies of the Italian countryside have attracted many a visitor. The coolness of this pretty sky-blue paint color could be perfect as a ceiling color idea for a warm room with plenty of light.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Behr's Bicycle Yellow conjures images of sunflowers and long sunny days. As an accent in your Tuscan paint color scheme, Bicycle Yellow is perfect for an eating nook, sunporch, or even a front door. Yellow will make any visitor feel cheerful year-round.
Many Tuscan-style homes are influenced by classic Italian art and sculpture. Source vintage objects from flea markets to give the appearance of antique pieces passed down through generations.
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The decor of Tuscany is rustic, with heavy wood beams used throughout homes in the region. Valspar's Brazilian Brown has the quality of dark and weathered wood that is common in the Tuscan style. This color could be used as an accent wall to create drama, or as a backdrop for an otherwise plain fireplace.
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Tuscan colors always include the grapes of this region. At harvest time, the deep wine-inspired Tuscan colors are magnificent against the golds of the waning grasses. Valspar Sunny Bordeaux is a nice break from the intensely warm colors of Tuscany, but still very complementary to the color scheme.
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Benjamin Moore Interlude feels like wet sand under your feet on a hot afternoon when you add it to a warm Tuscan color palette. This neutral color is warm but very versatile. In a Tuscan-style color scheme, it can play the role of connecting colors room to room easily. Interlude is a comfortable and comforting neutral paint color for living rooms and family rooms, and perfect with an accent wall of any color.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Olympic Paints French Violet is a rich, yet muted, lavender. Like the lavender bushes that thrive in a Mediterranean climate, the warm colors of the Tuscan landscape thrive with hints of cool color, like French Violet. It's a lovely choice for a Tuscan kitchen (where you'll be whipping up delicious Italian meals, no doubt). It's particularly rich against dark wood cabinetry and natural stone elements.
Use terra cotta or travertine tiles for your flooring to give it an authentic Tuscan look. Distressed wood plank flooring is another option for achieving a subtle Old World style.
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Every Tuscany-inspired color palette needs red, the color of the region's famous wine and many of its poppy-filled fields. Devine Paint Center's Paprika is lush and satisfying even when surrounded by a variety of warm or cool colors. Paprika is a strong color, but never too bright. This is a good bold color choice for a dining room in a Tuscan-style color palette.