Pacific Northwest
Color by Region


Pacific Northwest
Color by Region

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

The gray skies of the Pacific Northwest create a moody backdrop for the region’s color palette, which offers a playful range of mid-tone and modern neutral paint colors—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 Color

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 colors 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 color selection. For evergreen shrubs or fern, Elemental AF-400 and Jute AF-80 are neutral, yet strong exterior color choices. Purple sage and Mission bells are enlivened further against crisp white paint colors 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 Colors

Adding a pop of bright color 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-colored 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 favorite color 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 Color Palettes

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Color Families

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