There are many directions that you can take when deciding how to paint the interior of your home. If you’re looking for something more traditional that matches the Italian lifestyle, a Tuscan color palette might be the way to go.

Where does it come from?

A Tuscany-inspired color palette comes from Tuscany, Italy. The centrally located region has some of the most breath-taking views that include beaches, farmland, vineyards, and art. So, if you’re looking to give your home a rustic and inviting feel, then you should consider going the Italian way.

Tuscan Paint Colors

The Tuscan style is fairly simple, but you need to make sure you have the right colors and tones to get it right. Look for colors that look “weathered” or “muddy” – otherwise, you might end up with a colorful Spanish-style home.

The most common colors used in Tuscan decorating are yellows, soft clay-like reds, browns, and several shades of greens. You can also opt for certain shades of blues, whites, creams, and beiges. Try to avoid any type of bright colors and instead use décor to add accents.


Although this isn’t required, one main thing to consider when redesigning your home in a Tuscan style is to give your walls texture. We recommend hiring a professional if you don’t have experience with decorative painting techniques.

Venetian Plaster is earthy and soft, giving the appearance of depth and movement.
It’s been popular for centuries, not only for its luxurious effect but also because its lime-based Venetian plaster is less harmful, which makes it hypoallergenic and good under humid environments. This is the main paint decorating style that you’ll be looking for to perfect the Tuscan look in your home.

Types of Décor

There are many different ways that you can decorate once you’ve selected the paint colors for your home. You can choose to select from iron, wood, tile, and stone materials. The charming character of Tuscan-style decorating will add an inviting and elegant feel to your home.


If you’re looking for a romantic old-world European charm, you can add light tone furniture that brings elegance to your modern-day home.


If you want to translate an Italian landscape in your home, try adding in earthy colors, such as rusty reds, muted yellows, and olive greens. Then add some beige curtains with some cheerful decorative accessories.

Stone and Wood

Mimic the look of classic architecture and cottage homes by adding in stone and wood accents to your home. If you feel a bit crafty, you can DIY a stone backsplash in your kitchen, ceiling beams, and arched entryways. You can add a bit of an elegant medieval feel with a candlestick-style chandelier and wrought iron décor.

Getting started

When you have found the Tuscan-style that you love the most, make sure to reach out to The Painting Company for a free estimate. We specialize in both interior and exterior painting, for residential and commercial projects. You can expect professionalism from our experienced crews from beginning to end, including a final walkthrough inspection and complete clean-up when we finish the job. Call today to schedule an estimate!

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