How to choose interior paint colors for post and beam homes continues to be a popular topic among Yankee Barn Homes clients. As interior styles and decor come and go, there remain “go to” colors for timer frame homes. This is related to the fact that in post and beam homes, the color of the timber frame must be considered when choosing wall and ceiling color(s).
Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing Room Color
Answer the following questions when considering what color(s) to paint your post and beam homes interior rooms.
What color(s) compliment the stain color of my timber frame?
What feeling do I want to evoke in this room?
Does the room get a lot of light?
What is this room going to be used for?
How does color affect my living space and my mood? Check out this interesting article on the relationship between room color and mood.
Create A Mood With Color
Here are some basic color category suggestions for the various rooms in post and beam homes.
Bright, cheery, happy colors for entry and kitchen;
Calming and relaxing colors for bedroom and bathroom;
Red for dining rooms to inspire appetites;
White for a bright and crisp environment.
Note: a fairly new company, Portola Paints, is unique in that it specializes in Specialty Finishes such as lime wash and Venetian plaster faux finish paints.