Colour by Region

Southwest home with white exterior and clay roofing. Southwest home with white exterior and clay roofing.

Colour by Region

Earthy Southwestern colours pair beautifully with handcrafted textures, adobe, wood beams and other majestic regional influences to evoke a serene, sunbaked warmth.

Infuse your home with the grounded energy of a Southwestern colour palette including ochre, sand, muted greens and other terrestrial hues.
Southwest inspired bedroom with Palladian Blue walls and Atrium White ceiling.

Create a Southwest Interior Colour Palette

From the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona to the mountains of Colorado and the southern tip of California, the Southwest colour palette offers radiant, invigorating colours as well as organic and calming ones.

Traditional southwestern style reflects Native American, Spanish and agricultural influences. If you’re looking to refresh a southwestern look, add a few modern design elements into your room. Here, walls in soft and airy Palladian Blue HC-144, an Eames-style rocking chair, and a sleek pendant light add a dash of energy to the southwestern motifs and handwoven textiles.

Stronger Southwest-inspired colours like Garrison Red HC-66, York Harbour Yellow 2154-40 and Driftwood 2107-40 are great options for an accent wall to set off art and treasured objects.
A back patio area opens to gorgeous mountain vista.

The Easy Elegance of Southwestern Style

Whether you have a spectacular view of the Sierra Nevada or a more modest backyard adorned with your favourite flowers and shrubs, off-white is always a popular colour choice for home exteriors, including stucco.

Given the region’s sun exposure, whites like Evening White OC-81 and Atrium White OC-145 are smart choices since they don’t absorb as much heat as darker colours do. A white painted exterior is also a go-to backdrop for accents like terra cotta pots full of flowering succulents, teak furniture, or the classic hammock. If you want a hint of colour outside, consider Shaker Beige HC-45 or Louisburg Green HC-113, paint colours that harmonize beautifully with a Southwestern landscape.
Gated driveway on a southwestern style home overlooking a scenic mountain range.

Regional Colour Palettes

Get expertly curated regional colour palettes and design inspiration.

A fan deck of paint colours represents all colour families.

Colour Families

See our most popular paint colours from each colour family, get design tips and more.