Lynda
Lynda
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  • Leesburg, VA
Asked on Oct 22, 2012

Best paint color these days for a southwest style home

LyndaLeslie DKMS Woodworks
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have several dark tuscan/teak/indioneasen pieces...thanks
5 answers
  • 3po3
    on Oct 22, 2012

    Hi Lynda, I recommend using a color visualizer, like this: https://www.sherwin-williams.com/visualizer/# You can upload photos, then find a matching color to some color in your pieces. If you can't pull out a color you love, use the dark teak and find a lighter tone of the same brown. Or you can do what some other folks have done around here, and post some photos to let Hometalk find your new colors.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Oct 22, 2012

    We struggled with this for our cabin early this year...we went with a darker natural "pueblo" type color http://kmswoodworks.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/cabin-trip-report-2/

  • Leslie D
    on Oct 22, 2012

    Do you have a favorite Southwest piece of pottery, rug, or a piece of art in your home that you absolutely love? If so, pull your colors from that. I've always found that muted blue/grays green/grays look great with dark furniture, and that reds/oranges are difficult to use with dark wood pieces. If you have some pictures, there are a LOT of great designers on this site who could help.

  • Lynda
    on Oct 22, 2012

    actually looking for the most current white light color/ or tanish color, paint source and name...such as navajo white, etc...been out of that loop for a while, thanks everyone, keep the ideas coming....

  • Lynda
    on Oct 29, 2012

    settled on dunn and edwards bone with cottage white ceilings, happy with outcome, dark beam compliments....thanks for your help

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