Walls in country-style homes should evoke the same natural, nostalgic and old-time vibe that is typical of this design style. According to interior design website Eastern Corner, muted, soft shades dominate the country decor color palette, as they complement its traditional elements, such as vintage fabrics and rustic wood furniture.
The Country Living website suggests yellow walls to bring warmth and brightness to your home's interior spaces. Pale shades of yellow are soothing, making them ideal for bathrooms and guest bedrooms, but darker shades can help create ambience in more public spaces. Mustard yellow walls matched with natural wood cupboards in the kitchen can contribute to a Mediterranean-inspired country style, says the website, and lemon yellow walls in a dining room nicely complement a wood table and chairs.
Blue is a cool, calm color, which interior designers often pair with white trim and other white features in kitchens and bathrooms. According to Country Living, one way to give your kitchen's walls a country makeover is to cover them with blue and white checked wallpaper. In the bathroom, you could use pale blue paint on the walls, along with dark blue sinks and other fixtures, plus wood tones from towel racks and cabinetry.
Green walls bring the verdant beauty of pastures, woodlands and other country environments into your interior. Options include painting entryway walls with a bright, cheery apple green, which will contribute to an inviting space, and using soft green walls in bedrooms to create peaceful, soothing environments. In the kitchen, moss-colored wallpaper can contribute to country-garden atmosphere, and in the bathroom, green wood paneling can provide a burst of freshness.
Neutral tones, such as white, beige, tan, light brown and gray, are ideal options for the exterior walls of country homes. According to Country Living, these colors are versatile and safe, meaning they will work well with all sorts of exterior color schemes, and will not clash with brick or stonework. One strategy when working with neutral colors is use a monochromatic scheme, with different shades of a single color. For example, the exterior walls could be a light brown, the trim a darker brown. If you have stone walls and want a French country look, the website French Country Decor Guide recommends covering the walls with an off-white base coat and then applying a tan or light-brown glaze.
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