Color of the Month: Terracotta

by Erika Woelfel

Reminiscent of a fading sunset or stark desert, terracottas are earthy hues that brings a sense of inviting warmth to any space it touches. Whether it’s a muted clay or a rust orange, this color can suit a variety of home styles and tastes.

On the exterior of a home, terracotta can serve as a unique, yet neutral, color choice. Use it to coat the entire structure, or to accent a particular architectural detail, such as a garage, portico or entryway, and your home is guaranteed to stand out amongst its neighbors.

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Inside a rustic home, deep terracottas are a beautiful choice for walls. Choose a shade that leans toward tan or brown to keep it from overpowering the room and then accent the area with raw wood, stone, jewel toned-accessories or southwestern-inspired patterns.

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In a more traditional home, use a shade of muted melon that appears to be more of a soft, pastel hue. This color pairs nicely with gray, cream, brown, navy and gold. To start, try applying it on an accent wall and compliment it with a sprinkling of orange accessories throughout the space.

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For those with modern homes, don’t be afraid to use more saturated, energetic shades of rust orange to add visual interest and warmth to a room. Whether it’s part of a geometric design, on an accent wall or a key piece of furniture, this hue is a great way to experiment and add a dash of rich color to your home.

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Colorfully yours,

Erika

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