Fresh Color Palettes for Spring!

Fresh Color Palettes for Spring

There are no more vibrant, saturated colors than the ones created in nature. With the amazing paint technology today, you can replicate the color of an old growth oak tree’s moss in your backyard. You can bring in the vibrance of those daffodils you planted in the spring. You can well, pretty much paint your home in any of the  colors you see everyday. This brought us to thinking, what are our favorite natural color palettes?

Fresh Color Palettes- Bringing the Outdoors In

1.Spring is in the Air. This gorgeous, feminine palette is so calming and rich. It would work beautifully in a sunroom overlooking a garden, a little girl’s bedroom, or even a dining or living room. When you put soft color palettes into your space, you create harmony that reduces stress from the every day. And, this color palette is Pantone’s pick for 2016! Authentic Home’s Playful Palette has the perfect selection to achieve this look!

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2. Organic Bliss.  Keeping a clean, bright and nature-inspired palette will truly give your space a freshness like no other palette. This beautiful neutral palette works beautifully in large, airy spaces as it allows the architecture to stand out. Typically seen in the Northwest, a paint palette like this works best in cloudier climates as its warmth balances out the wet dreary weather. You may find Authentic Home’s Fresh Palette perfect if you’re going for this look!


3. Southbeach Charm. This bold, bright, and cheery palette is perfect for smaller spaces, preferably in brighter, warmer climates. These cheerful citrus tones stand out in sunlight while blending in with organic colors found in outdoor surroundings. We love this palette for a powder room or a dining nook-reminiscent of sunny spring mornings.


4.  Zen Garden. The perfect combination of cool tones meet warm. Soft and airy, this palette brings forth a sense of calmness into your space. The gorgeous lavender and green tones would work beautifully as an accent color- an arm chair or throw pillows would really “pop” against the remaining colors in the palette.  The more neutral colors are perfect for wall paint and larger accessories such as furniture. See Authentic Home’s Elegant Palette if this is the look you desire.


5. Bright and Cheery. So rich and delightful, this palette is perfect for someone looking to bring a little cheer into their home. These tertiary colors are close friends on the color wheel and can be applied to any space, working beautifully in harmony. If you are seeking a bright, saturated palette like this one, we recommend allowing the brightest colors to “pop” as accessories, and setting the more neutral colors to stand as a backdrop. If you like bright and cheery, you will love Authentic Home’s Playful Palette.


Love color, but can’t decide? Contact Kathy Banak for a consultation!


Summer Cabin

This 1930’s summer cabin holds very fond memories for this adult family as it has been in the same family for generations.  Due to the beautiful north Puget Sound location, the home receives considerable amounts of weather and this year it was time to tackle the exterior painting. Kathy partnered with All Pro Painting to provide their expertise in repairing and painting a home located on the sea.  The home had not been painted in over 15 years so there was considerable amount of caulking and repair work needed on the original wood siding and deck. Authentic Home COLOR Paint was used on the exterior of the home.  Authentic Home COLOR Paint in Sable was applied to the body, Authentic Home COLOR Paint in Dark Glacier was applied on all the window trim, sills and soffits and Authentic Home COLOR Paint in Prosecco was applied on all window panes. The home looks fresh and new and ready for a lifetime of enjoyment.

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Art Deco Condo Transformation

While receiving a new stucco facade, the tenants of this landmark West Seattle condo building decided it was also time for a color change. The coral and turquoise was outdated and they wanted a fresh, up-to-date look that reflected the Art Deco architecture and style while keeping with the beach location. Authentic Home COLOR Paint™ in Parisian Blue and Sky were selected for the front exterior colors, while Pewter paint was selected as a muted color for the building’s sides. To accent it all in lively style, Lime paint was used as a bright balcony accent.

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Fresh Transformation

This 1915 home, which sits on a small hill with a western exposure, was in much need of an exterior paint job. The client wanted the home to have an updated curb appeal while keeping in with the age of the home. The Authentic Home Team created a new exterior color palette selected the Authentic Home COLOR Paint™ in Burgundy for the body of the home, and our Champagne and Milk Chocolate paint colors for the inset window and top railing color.

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Exterior Presence

This new construction project was located in an upscale city neighborhood. The exterior paint goal was to highlight the beautiful Northwest architecture while maximizing street appeal for potential buyers. The Authentic Home COLOR Paint™ in Pewter was selected for the body color on all materials in order to deliver a cohesive look and make the home appear as large as possible. To accent, Champagne paint was used on the trim and the door was painted in warm Brick as a much needed focal point.

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Historic Transformation

This 1906 historic home was in desperate need of an exterior paint job. The client wanted to maintain the feel of the unique architecture while at the same to giving it a fresh new look. I created a new exterior color palette using Platinum Plate by Rodda Paint for the overall body color and Authentic Home COLOR Paint™ in Cast Iron for the trim, soffits and decorative molding features. Authentic Home COLOR Paint in Spanish Moss was selected for the front door and porch ceiling.