Choosing paint colors for the interior of your house can be an exciting, albeit daunting, task. The colors you choose for your walls can change the entire feel of your home. Painting a room is a time consuming task, so selecting a color scheme wisely is important so you do not find yourself repainting after just a short time. There are several popular rustic color schemes that can add a pop of color, a warm sense of home, or a small taste of country coziness for those that prefer a rustic decorating style. With all of nature as your palette, it is great fun to be creative.
Aubergine and Dusty Green
The deep purple hue of aubergine paired with a lighter dusty green will be a popular color pair in 2015. Dusty green walls are beautiful paired with exposed beams and rustic barn doors and trim using barn door hardware. Aubergine can be incorporated with an accent wall, curtains, and floral arrangements. While these warm colors pair wonderfully together, it is a nice idea to add in a bright color such as light pink to keep things interesting.
When paired together olive green and burnt orange can produce a warm and rustic appeal. If you feel your room is too small or lacks enough natural light to support these colors on the walls, consider an accent wall or using this color scheme in supporting pieces such as pillows, rugs, and lampshades.
Olive green is a cozy and relatively neutral color that can pair well with a bold burnt orange. A burnt orange accent wall can accentuate hardwood floors and add even more warmth to a cozy stone fireplace. Rooms with leather furniture and other natural fibers are well suited for this color scheme.
Blue Gray and Barn Red
Dusty blue is reminiscent of a lakeside cottage or old barns so worn and weathered the old planks look blueish gray in appearance. It is a great way to bring some cool country charm into your decorating scheme. A dusty blue can pair well with just about any other color, such as a bright barn red. When decorating with a neutral color like a dusty gray blue color, don’t be afraid to use various patterns and textures to add some interesting accents.
There are few things more rustic than a cowboy tan and turquoise. These are two colors that coincide with the cowboy lifestyle. Tan walls with turquoise and silver accents can add a rustic western appeal to a cozy living room. You may wish to consider a turquoise accent wall as long as you have plenty of natural light from windows. Consider incorporating leather into your decorating scheme, whether leather furniture, picture frames, lampshades, tables, or even old horse tack or cowboy boots strategically placed for decorative appeal.
While pastel colors may not be the first to come to mind when envisioning rustic color schemes, they can add a beautiful light touch to a rustic living room when used properly. Reclaimed wood pieces are very popular, ranging from small pieces like picture frames to large tables and chairs. Some people even opt to use reclaimed wood to give an extra rustic feel to flooring. Pastels fit perfectly in the midst of warm browns and tans, like the first spring flowers coming up through the dirt and snow.
There is a huge array of color schemes to consider when decorating your rustic living room. Try to imagine your favorite scenes and colors in nature and try to duplicate them in your home. Be creative and have fun!
Written by David Glenn. David is a home improvement expert. He occasionally freelance writes about real estate tips, home maintenance, and DIY home repair.