Have you decided that it’s time to build or remodel your home or business? If so, the first question you should ask yourself is, “What design style do I want to go for?” From modern to Mediterranean, your options are quite vast. One popular design theme is Tuscan, an Italian countryside-inspired aesthetic. Let’s explore it’s origin, color scheme, fabrication, and aesthetic, so you can make the decision of whether or not this style is right for you.
Tuscan interiors draw inspiration from the western countryside of Italy - Tuscany. A Tuscan space is warm and inviting, has complex textures, and gives off an old-world feel. HGTV.com notes that, “Tuscan interiors feature a rustic, sun-baked look characterized by crumbling stone patios, simple and sturdy furnishings with elegant iron accents, terra-cotta tiles, textured wall finishes, elegant, detailed murals and trompe l'oeil designs.”
Tuscan design is all about earthy tones. Gold yellow and off white; dark green and sage; and hues of brown and ochre are common to the color palate of a Tuscan room. These color accents adorn walls, flooring, and accessories in a Tuscan room.
Tuscany style decorating involves the use of natural materials in its construction. Terracotta stone or ceramic tile is commonly installed in a Tuscan space, while wood flooring is also commonly seen. Venetian plaster is often added to add texture walls of a Tuscan-styled space.