Designing a home in a Spanish home style is not only about the interior design, but also the exterior. So, if you are planning or working with Spanish colonial homes decorating project, you need to consider how to paint the exterior of your home as well as the interior. The Spanish colonial architecture colors come from natural colors of the sand, the mud and the available natural pigments found in the areas in which they are built. So, you need to use one of these colors as the paint color for your exterior.
Since the exterior color of Spanish colonial homes depends on the color of the areas where it is built, then you should match it with the environment. Spanish colonial homes found in Arizona are usually painted ion iron oxide-pink color of Navajo Sandstone. This is because the Zion National Park in Arizona is the home to some of the most otherworldly formations of Navajo sandstone. So, the color of the house is matched with the surrounding area. In California, the Spanish architectural style for the exterior is different from Arizona. It features whitewashed stucco walls and red tile roofs. However, not all Spanish Colonial homes have stucco walls. Many of them have adobe plaster or brick walls of dried clay and mud. Sometimes whitewashed or colored with natural pigments, adobe walls are left in their natural shades of grays, reds and browns. It depends on the type of mud or clay used for the exterior.
Although the exterior of Spanish Colonial homes are characterized with muted earth tones, there are still some options of color palette that can be used such as dark blue, ochre and a deeper mustard shade of yellow. So, you can find many options of exterior colors that can be used to paint Spanish Colonial homes. You can explore more to see what other colors are good for Spanish Colonial.
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