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How to Choose Interior Paint Colors for Post and Beam Homes

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).

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This room is decorated and painted in neutral tones to convey a warm welcome. The paint color on the walls is C2’s Chai.

Questions To Ask Yourself When Choosing Room Color

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.

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Bright white is an often used color choice for kitchens. It makes a wonderful backdrop for color to be used in other areas such as cabinetry and furniture.


Create A Mood With Color

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.

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A bright cherry red on the cabinets conveys a happy mood.


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A soothing combination of muted yellow tones give these faux Venetian plaster walls a calming color scheme.


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This kitchen’s color scheme works because the bright white used on the walls provides a perfect contrast for the bold blue on the cabinets and the honey-tone warmth of the wood.


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This master bedroom’s color scheme is Chameleon-like. By day the room is bright and cheerful due to the bright white ceiling and timber frame. At night the reverse is true, as the chocolate brown walls create a warm and soothing glow.


Inspirational Websites

Inspirational Websites

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.

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A faux Venetian plaster on the walls of a post and beam carriage house. Please note: This look may be any color you like.

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