Pacific Northwest
Colour by Region


Pacific Northwest
Colour by Region

Layered in mist, the Pacific Northwest landscape conjures up mountains, lakes, trees and rocky ocean views—all of which add up to a stunning colour palette.

The gray skies of the Pacific Northwest create a moody backdrop for the region’s colour palette, which offers a playful range of mid-tone and modern neutral paint colours—the perfect hues for verdant forests and dramatic gray-blue coastlines.
A front door in Knoxville Gray HC-160 and trimmed in Gray Owl OC-52 stands out against exterior siding painted in Storm AF-700.

Cloudy with a Chance of Colour

A home exterior with wood siding is classic Pacific Northwest. Keep it both protected and beautified with ARBORCOAT® exterior stains, available in hundreds of striking hues. In the gorgeous home at the top of this page, Leather Saddle Brown 2100-20 pairs beautifully with Black 2132-10, both stained in ARBORCOAT.

Gray and blue paint colours are always grounding. Moody mid-toned grays like Storm AF-700 on this home exterior and Knoxville Gray HC-160 on the door meld effortlessly with the Pacific Northwest environs.

Let your landscaping inspire your colour selection. For evergreen shrubs or ferns, Elemental AF-400 and Jute AF-80 are neutral yet strong exterior colour choices. Purple sage and mission bells are enlivened further against crisp white paint colours like Paper White OC-55 or White Heron OC-57.
Bright, airy kitchen with a bold island painted in Caribbean Blue Water 2055-30.

Perk Up a Room with Bold Accent Colours

Adding a pop of bright colour to any room is always a good idea, but even more so given the typically cloudy skies of the Pacific Northwest. In the case of this cozy kitchen, soft Gray Owl OC-52-coloured cabinets are livened up with a Marblehead Gold HC-11-painted door and a Caribbean Blue Water 2055-30 kitchen island. Anjou Pear AF-425 and Raspberry Blush 2008-30 are also great hues to energize Pacific Northwest interiors.

Given the region’s natural bounty, greens are a favourite colour choice for the Pacific Northwest, from living rooms in earthy Great Barrington Green HC-122 to accent furniture in cheery Cedar Green 2034-40.
Gated driveway on a southwestern style home overlooking a scenic mountain range.

Regional Colour Palettes

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Colour Families

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