Desert Colors For Your Tucson Home

Desert Colors For Your Tucson Home

Desert Colors To Make Your Tucson Home Standout


desert colorsDesert Colors can be used to overcome space issues in your Tucson home. Every home endures some negatives. However, solutions don’t need to have high prices.

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Paint can be often-overlooked. Paint in desert colors can be a low-cost fix for many interior issues. Paint provides the chameleon-like ability to lighten up, warm, expand, erase, or attract attention.

“Paint is a effective tool that will improve the architectural character and purpose of space or room,” says Minneapolis architect Petra Schwartze of TEA2 Architects. “As you choose your paint, think about what the experience in the room should be.”

Tucson is located in Southern Arizona and surrounded by the Sonoran Desert. Using desert colors in a Tucson home will enhance the indoor/outdoor lifestyles.


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Always test paint colors on several walls. Don’t be bashful about painting some large swaths on walls. Try some desert color schemes in natural and artificial lighting.  Add samples to opposing sides of a room to gauge the paint color from different angles.

Check the space with the samples in place and see how the desert colors change at different times during the day.

Assess how you feel to the proposed desert color schemes. Does the space feel more cozy or open with certain desert colors? Many desert colors are warm. They will trend bring the outdoors inside. Also, using local landmark colors enhances the transition from indoors to outdoors.

Tucson weather has around 350 days of sunshine. So, the desert colors to be used on walls where the light is coming in.  Also, most homes have textured wall surfaces. Stay away from desert color schemes using high-gloss paint sheen.

How to enlarge space with color

Painting walls white, cream, pastels, or cool colors (tinged with blue or green) creates the impression of extra space by reflecting light. Paints with a desert sand color can be very good. Paint trim similar to walls (or use white on trim) to create a seamless look. It will  visually expand the space.

White or light colors lift a ceiling; darker shades will have a similar impact if you choose a high-gloss paint sheen, which reflects light and enhances space.

Use a monochromatic scheme to amplify the size of a room. Pick furnishings in one color and paint walls and trim to match. The lack of contrast will make a room seem much more spacious.

Make walls appear higher by extending wall color to on ceiling. Create a 6- to 12-inch-wide border of wall color on the entire ceiling perimeter. Do this wherever walls meet with the ceiling.

Vertical and horizontal stripes of alternate desert colors will make a room grand. Vertical stripes boost room height by drawing the eye upward.  Horizontal stripes lure ones gaze around the perimeter. This will make walls seem further away. Using similar light colors for low-contrast stripes will make a room look even bigger.

Creating intimacy

Whenever a space feels cavernous use warm colors to draw walls inward. This will make the room more comfy. Warm colors with darker hues  (red-tinged) will soak up light.

Similarly, a dark or warm color overhead (in a flat finish) can make rooms with high or vaulted ceilings less voluminous.

Creating a Peaceful Surrounding

The right desert colors paint will lend tranquility to a bathroom, master suite, or other quiet space. A painted desert color palette of soft, understated color or hushed tones enable you to instill a calming atmosphere. Some good choices include pale lavenders, lighter grays or greens, and wispy blues.

Define your assets

Call out notable features in a room with paint in contrasting desert colors. Dress crown moldings and various trims in white to help make them pop alongside walls with color. Make a fireplace or other feature a focal point by painting it a color that contrasts with walls.

“Utilizing a higher sheen of paint on woodwork, such as baseboards and door or window casings,” says Schwartze, “creates a crisp edge and clear transition from the wall to the trim.”

Hide flaws

Not everything should stand out in a space. Using a low-contrast palette of desert colors is a good way to hide unappealing elements or flaws. Conduit, radiators, and other components painted the same color as the wall will seem to disappear.

Selecting low-sheen or flat paint colors also helps hide flaws. Unless walls are smooth, avoid using high-gloss paint because it reflects light and calls attention to an uneven surface.

Hopefully, this will help Tucson home buyers see how a great deal can be a wonderful home without lots of extra costs. Are your moving to Tucson or looking for Tucson houses for sale? We can help!

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Desert Colors For Your Tucson Home was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by ben4wp

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Desert Colors For Your Tucson Home was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by ben4wp
Desert Colors For Your Tucson Home was last modified: June 18th, 2015 by ben4wp

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