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Tuscan Paint Colors
Tuscan Colors
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Tuscan paint colors: timeless and ethereal...or a dated trend?

Tuscany had its great day in popular culture. Around 2000, sparked largely by popular books from Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun), suddenly "Tuscany" was on everyone's tongues.

Yet Tuscany has been around for thousands of years, and it goes far beyond mere cultural blips and fads. With its rich culture, art, people, food, and natural surroundings, the colors of Tuscany are here to stay.

Getting the colors right is important if you are remodeling your kitchen in the Tuscan style.

Four Basic Tuscan Colors

  1. Ocher/Reds
  2. Oranges
  3. Greens
  4. Blues
I used a tool called Easy RGB to match Tuscan colors to existing paint colors from major manufacturers.

Keep in mind that Tuscan paint "colors" are as much about surface treatment and finish as the color itself. Valspar has a two-step process called Tuscan Accents which duplicates an attractive textured style, though it seems to have discontinued its line of Tuscan colors.

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