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Choosing Interior Paint Colors for the Post and Beam Home

The decor was getting a bit dated looking.

The decor was not my style.

I discovered one of the best, most cost effective and immediate ways to create a totally fresh look was with paint. I also learned the importance of choosing the correct shade of a color. Do you have any idea how many shades of white exist out there in the wonderful world of paint???? Here are a few helpful tips to assist you in choosing the best shades for you. 1) Consider light sources such as northern vs. southern, eastern or western exposure; 2) think about the desired effect or mood of the room; and 3) allow for the type of lighting to be used in the room. NOTE: if fluorescent lights are used take particular care to view the color under them as any shade goes a bit stark and cool in florescent lighting.

Here is the same room painted in the color Chai by C2.

Here is the same room painted in the color Chai by C2.

Benjamin Moore's Spiced Pumpkin creates an element of surprise in the entryway.

Benjamin Moore’s Spiced Pumpkin creates a warm element of surprise in the entryway.

Here's another shot of the color Chai by C2. Notice how nicely it complements the various wood tones in the room.

Here’s another shot of the color Chai by C2. Notice how nicely it complements the various wood tones in the room.

Since this post is about paint color and I mentioned my consternation over the availability of so many whites, I’ll close with some of my favorites.

BeamBabe’s “Can’t Fail” whites from Benjamin Moore:

 

Linen White – warm

Mayonnaise – great warm trim color

Monterrey White – a cool white

Navajo White – a classic

Elephant Tusk – this color gave my bathroom a warm, spa-like feel.

Natural Wicker – another warm white

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Hi Tyler, I just check ed out your site; some very cool stuff. LOVE the cowhide chair! I’d like to trade links; let’s do it!
    BeamBabe

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