Good colors for farmhouse decor
Have you been obsessed with farmhouse decor, but confused by the color schemes? I mean do all the farmhouse decor themes just look neutral to you? That’s because they mostly are. Must farmhouse color schemes are completely neutral. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t colors hidden in the neutral theme. Here are some of the top colors for farmhouse decor to help you create a colorful home.
Remember that farmhouse decor is supposed to be simple and relaxing. Neutral color schemes add to that feeling of simplicity. But neutral doesn’t have to be all white and brown. Check out some of the best colors to go with any farmhouse decor theme.
What defines farmhouse style?
Farmhouse decor is a warm and inviting yet simple style home decor. It is centered around earlier years in history shown by its rustic and charming accent pieces. Farmhouse decor is neutral, cozy, classic and functional.
Farmhouse decor is easy to create once you understand a few basics.
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Farmhouse decor can also be considered shabby chic, rustic, cottage style, country and french country. Read more about the basics of farmhouse decor and how to decorate your farmhouse decor in this quick tips guide.
What are good colors for farmhouse decor?
Good farmhouse decor colors add character and charm to your space with out taking away the AWE from the rest of your space. Having good farmhouse colors requires mixing neutrals with colorful options that enhance your farmhouse decor.
Start with a Neutral farmhouse decor base color
Good Farmhouse Decor Color Base 1- White
White is a classic base color scheme for farmhouse decor. Now don’t feel limited to pure white.
White now a days has about 50 million versions. Its not like back in the day when there was bright white, off white and white. There are a wide range of white to choose from now.
I tend to prefer the whites with a cooler undertone of gray or blue. You may prefer a warmer white with a creamy off white effect from yellow undertones.
My favorite white is from Sherwin Williams is SNOW BOUND. I usually pick up my Sherwin Williams paint from Lowes but there are actually Sherwin William stores as well. Another great option for white from Sherwin Williams is EXTRA WHITE.
Other Sherwin William Whites to consider:
Albaster, White Dove, Simply White, Pure White, Chantilly Lace and China White
Good Farmhouse decor color base 2- beige
Beige is a wonderful color for farmhouse decor. This is the perfect base color for busy households with kids. It super kid friendly and hides fingerprints and wall dings really well compared to white.
My favorite colors beige from Sherwin Williams are ACCESSIBLE BEIGE, DOVER WHITE and REVERE PEWTER(from Benjamin Moore).
Good Farmhouse Decor color base 3- Greige
Greige is a relatively newer option in the last few years of farmhouse decor color. It’s kinda the best of both worlds as it is a cross between beige and gray.
It has become like a holy grail color for farmhouse decor. It can be warm or cool depending on the undertones you pick.
My favorite greige colors are Into The Gloaming, MINDFUL GRAY, REPURPOSE GRAY and AGREEABLE GRAY.
Greige is a great home color choice for busy families, little kids and pets as well.
Lets add some color to create a colorful Farmhouse decor
These colorful pieces can be paint or even just accessories to add a pop of color to your farmhouse decor space.
You need to think about the overall feel that you want to create for your space. Do you want a warm color tone space? Or do you want a cool color tone space.
Warm color tones have a underlying warmer color in the paint color its self. Reds, yellows and oranges invoke a feeling of warmth, therefor creating warm undertones.
Cool color tones are the opposite. They create a feeling of cool, relaxation and calmness. These are my personal favorite. They have undertones of blues, greens, purples and most grays.
Good Farmhouse decor color number 1- gray
The color gray is an amazingly versatile color any almost any home decor theme. I love the variations of shades and they can easily be mixed with print sand different textures.
Gray can be great for rug and linens or items that have heavier use as them don’t show a lot of fingerprints or wear easily.
Gray is one of my favorite go to kid colors. It’s just super versatile and durable.
Great gray paint color options from Sherwin Williams are MINDFUL GRAY, REPOSE GRAY and LIGHT FRENCH GRAY. I also love the darker grays too.
The two Sherwin William paint colors I used were Into The Gloaming(light color using as my neutral base) and Foggy Day(the dark color gray).
I recently used a two tone gray in my middle sons room. I love the way it turned out.
Good Farmhouse decor color- blue
Blue is a super universal color for farmhouse decor ideas. It can be as light as almost white to dark navy blue. I love to use blue for accent walls and accessories.
I used a two tone paint theme in our bathroom upstairs with Sherwin Williams paint colors in blue hues. It’s such a fun space in our farmhouse home decor. I love the way it turned out.
The lighter blue is called Sea Island Cotton and the darker blue is called Storm Cloud. Both are from the Sherwin William’s collection.
Upstairs bathroom – blue hues farmhouse decor ideas
This is our kids bathroom upstairs. I wanted a neutral and relaxing vibe.
It’s still a work in progress, but moving along nicely.
Good Farmhouse decor color- green
Green has become one of my new favorite farmhouse decor staples. I love it as a paint especially in our laundry room.
I also am obsessed with green as an accent piece all through out our farmhouse decor home.
This home sign with a wreath as the “O” is a perfect example.
I use it for wreaths, faux plants and other greenery. As well as signs, accessories and everyday house hold pieces.
Forest or dark green are ideal seasonally for fall and winter farmhouse home decor. Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all have great green pieces to add to your home.
Check out these blog post for more fall farmhouse decor ideas
I still need to add one more coat of paint, but I am loving the way it is coming along.
My mud room sign is one of my favorite farmhouse decor signs. It came from Kirklands.
Laundry room- green hues farmhouse decor ideas
I love this sea salt/light green color paint in our laundry room.
It is so relaxing when I’m doing laundry in that space(compared to the previous bright yellow from the previous home owner, yellow way a bit to energizing for me personally) and it blends really well with my farmhouse decor.
Good Farmhouse decor color- Brown
Brown is a great color to add to your farmhouse decor. I haven’t added brown to our new home quite yet, but i am planning on using a brown in our family room with the fireplace.
I think it’ll be the perfect touch to add a nice warm and cozy feeling to the space all year round.
I have my eye on the Sherwin Williams Dove Tail.
Our previous home show cased a dark brown accent wall in the master bedroom. I added a custom wall sticker decal in bright white to accent the farmhouse decor feel. I loved the way it turned out and plan to do something similar in our master bedroom in our current home too. The diy projects are never ending around here lol.
Ok, so not the best picture of my beloved dark brown wall in our previous homes master bedroom.
I’m actively on the hunt for a better view of it.
But at least you get the idea with this picture. As soon as I finish our new master bedroom and the family room I will add the new pictures here too for reference.
Good Farmhouse decor color- red
Red can be such a fun and colorful way to add charm to your farmhouse decor. I love to add red seasonally for Valentine’s day and Christmas. It can be fun in summer as well with Memorial day, Labor day and Fourth of July.
I usually stick to accent pieces, but paint can be great to for like a play room or a accent wall.
My oldest son had a dark red accent wall in his room for 5-6 years. To keep it more neutral I had the other three wall in the room beige allowing it to blend nicely with the rest of the house paint scheme. I also kept his bedding/linens very neutral in beige and grays to complement the red while not being over bearing.
HOw do you paint a farmhouse look?
It’s easy to paint a farmhouse color look with any variation of these color. Ideally Pick a base and a few other color to incorporate through out the house in different rooms.
This will easily create a flowing whole house paint scheme that showcases your farmhouse decor home.
Good colors for farmhouse decor ideas
These colors are all super good for farmhouse decor ideas. Including paint and accessories.
Keep track your paint color and paint schemes all in one place!
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