Southwest Colors: A Simple, Informative Guide
for Decorating Your Southwestern Style Home



Anyone who has visited the Southwest cannot forget the rich décor and the amazing colors that are so unique to the region. Southwest colors represent the diversity and the rich culture of the region. They are cool, chic, and happening. Most importantly, the colors and décor of the region are not restricted to the locals here alone. They have become so popular with people that you can find southwest style homes in a lot of places across the country.

So, you have been to the Southwest region, fallen completely in love with the place, loved the décor style and the Southwestern colors, and you now want to decorate your home the same way. The question is – where and how do you get started? Let me tell you.

One of the unique things about Southwestern homes is that they are usually built with adobe bricks, which are made of earth, straw, and water. This is especially true in the case of a traditional Native American home. Adobe bricks are ideal for the region – they keep the house cool during the day and warm during the night. So, they are seen as the perfect material to build homes with by the locals in this region. To make the exterior and the interior of the house look better and artistic, people coat stucco for the walls, ceilings, and compound walls. One of the advantages of coating the walls with stucco is that it basically does not require any maintenance whatsoever.

Some of the most popular and most used Southwest colors include red, tan, orange, yellow, sage green, and turquoise. Each color has its own purpose.

Red – The kind of red you should look for is not cherry red or blood red, but more of rust colored red. It should be somewhat similar to the deep adobe red.

Sage green – This color, needless to say, represents the most popular plant life in this region – the cacti. A traditional Southwestern home is not complete without some sort of designs in sage green color.

Tan – This is the most important color of them all. It represents the color of the desert sand in this region.

Turquoise – This represents water and life in general. This color is not only an important part of Southwestern home décor, but also a part of the Native American artwork and craftwork found in this region. It is usually used as a wall color.

Orange and yellow – These Southwestern colors represent the color of the sun. They are bright, clean, and warm to look at.

Once you have chosen the colors you want, you should pick some really cool furniture that go along with these colors. Try to decorate your home with rugs and blankets that match these colors. You should also pick up some ivory and turquoise pieces and other such accessories that go really well with Southwestern décor. You can find plenty of books about southwest colors and décor. You can also find plenty of information online. So, get all the information you want from books and the internet and start decorating your home right away.



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