The colors that define the American Southwest are really wonderful. A few of those hues are beautiful and bright, while some are earthy and rustic. All of these colors reflect the area’s natural surroundings, like the periwinkle mountains that outline many cities that are submerged, and turquoise, a favorite gemstone that’s obviously abundant in this section of the nation. No wonder that the Southwest is a magnet for artists, that are drawn to and motivated by this symphony of colors. If you love being surrounded by rich colors, the Southwest palette might be just the thing for you.
House + House Architects
Bluish purple is a common colour in the Southwest and is the colour of the area’s remote mountain range. With its rich, cozy look, this colour is a good selection for a bedroom.
Paint select: Mystical Grape, Benjamin Moore
Blue is a popular color in the Southwest colour. Soft, airy blues can turn any space into one that’s peaceful and serene.
Paint select: Celestial, Sherwin-Williams
House + House Architects
Deep, vivid blue represents the Southwestern skies. This dramatic shade of blue is ideal for a focal wall and creates a nice background for art.
Paint select: Dynamic Blue, Sherwin-Williams
Turquoise, one of the world’s most classic diamonds, is mined in the Southwest. This rock’s vibrant hue serves as colour inspiration throughout the region. Turquoise and vivid yellow make a gorgeous colour scheme.
Paint select: Green Coral, Benjamin Moore
Ward-Young Architecture & Planning – Truckee, CA
Fiery oranges and terra-cotta are featured within this glass mosiac tile. These colors represent the rich clay and dirt of the Southwest.
Gritton & Associates Architects
An ivory wall shade serves as the background for this Southwest-style kitchen. Rusty red cabinets and bits of turquoise complete this eye-catching colour scheme, making for a warm and inviting kitchen.
Paint select: Jersey Cream, Sherwin-Williams
Orange and yellow reflect the colors of the hot Southern sunlight. To cool this colour palette down, add a dab of blue to balance the colour temperature.
Paint select: Blaze Orange, Behr
Terra-cotta is considered one of the chief neutrals in the Southwest color scheme. It’s a color that matches well with a number of different colors. Used alone, it creates a natural, earthy feeling in a room.
Paint select: Southwest Stone, Behr
Pattern Play: Subtle Southwest Style
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