Harmony in Color: A Paint Palette for Cabins
The colors in your home’s interior should emanate balance and peace. One designer shows you how to make it happen.
For example, Cabin consists of various shades of brown and blue and is meant to exude warmth and comfort. Cabana, on the other hand, boasts green, gray and yellow tones that convey rejuvenation and energy. According to Lauderback, homeowners should choose a palette that reflects the desired effect. “Every single person is different,” says Lauderback. “They should choose a palette that makes them feel good and resonates with them.” Each palette includes 12 colors that blend together to produce a harmonious flow throughout a home. Lauderback advises choosing three to five colors from one palette to use for the walls in gathering spaces such as the great room, kitchen and family room. Use other colors from the same palette for cabinetry, countertops, furniture and accessories. This will create a general theme throughout the entire home. “Color is energy,” says Lauderback. “It’s about how we put things together. It’s about how things feel.” For log and timber homeowners, it’s also important to keep in mind the color of the exposed wood. Color palettes with similar undertones will complement the wood, instead of competing with it. For example, if your wood is white pine, then it is best to choose a palette with similar undertones as the wood, such as the Cottage or Villa palette.
For more information on how to create harmony in your log or timber home using the “Dwelling Palettes,” call 206-706-1054 or visit colorinspace.com.