Ever wonder what gives each area of the country its colorful personality? From stunning scenery and unique architecture to can’t-miss cuisine and so much more, every region is recognizably unique — and at the heart of it all is color. Come celebrate the hues of the place you call home (or love to visit). You might just find regional paint color ideas that inspire a DIY project or two!
Rocky Mountain Color Palette
The cool climate and soaring ridges of the Rocky Mountain region offer colorful inspiration rooted in nature. From the crisp green forest floors to its rising cliffs of muted gray, the hues of America’s largest mountain range will bring an adventuresome spirit to any room in your home. (And yes, it’s okay to paint in your hiking boots.)
Southeastern Color Palette
Infuse the essence of warm beach breezes and down-home hospitality into your next DIY painting project with hues from our Southeast coastal color palette. Thanks to its welcoming locals — and locales — the region’s charm is undeniable. To capture this aesthetic in your home, pair easygoing earth tones of tan and green with blues and corals reminiscent of the South’s gentle shores.
Midwestern Color Palette
Keen on bringing the neighborly warmth of America’s heartland to your home? With its Great Lakes, rustic farms, and rolling fields of green and gold, the Midwest region offers a tapestry of friendly color inspiration. No matter the season (which can change in an instant around these parts), this palette of Midwestern paint colors is sure to create year-round character.
Pacific Color Palette
From its trademark overcast skies up north to the sunny, sandy shores of SoCal, the Pacific region is a color-lover’s dream. Ocean-inspired blues feel as essential to the area as a caffeine-fueled hike through its mountains, coves, and trees (as far as the eye can see). Ready to get your DIY adventure started? Pack that outdoor gear and point your paintbrush toward the west.
Southwestern Color Palette
Known for its arid climate, red rock canyons, and prickly plant life, the Southwest region boasts a distinct color signature. Rusty reds, browns, blues, and greens converge to create the perfect balance of earthy and energizing. Dreaming of a desert-inspired oasis in your home? Try these colors in your next DIY painting project.
Northeastern Color Palette
Set sail on a colorful adventure inspired by the seafaring spirit of the Northeast. Not a mariner? Not a problem. Even landlubbers can appreciate the craggy coves, salty seafood, and shingle-styled homes that give this region its renowned nautical vibe. If it’s high time (and tide) for a change in your home, cry “ahoy there, matey” to this classic palette.
Ready to continue your geographical color journey? These resources and freebies can help!
1. Order free color chips:
- Rocky Mountain Palette
- Southeast Palette
- Midwest Palette
- Pacific Palette
- Southwest Palette
- Northeast Palette
2. Browse our curated state palettes.
3. Discover a handful of vacation-inspired colors we love.