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Tuscan exterior paint colors

Tuscan paint colors: timeless and ethereal...or a dated trend?

Tuscany had its great day in popular culture. Around 2000, sparked largely by popular books from Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun), suddenly "Tuscany" was on everyone's tongues.

Yet Tuscany has been around for thousands of years, and it goes far beyond mere cultural blips and fads. With its rich culture, art, people, food, and natural surroundings, the colors of Tuscany are here to stay.

Four Basic Tuscan Colors

  1. Ocher/Reds
  2. Oranges
  3. Greens
  4. Blues
I used a tool called Easy RGB to match Tuscan colors to existing paint colors from major manufacturers.

Keep in mind that Tuscan paint "colors" are as much about surface treatment and finish as the color itself. Valspar has a two-step process called Tuscan Accents which duplicates an attractive textured style, though it seems to have discontinued its line of Tuscan colors.

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GENERAL FINISHES Tuscan Red Milk Paint Pint
Home Improvement (GENERAL FINISHES)
  • Add in Snow White or Antique White to soften darker colors
  • Most dark Milk Paint colors do not need a primer
  • Milk Paints are rated for exterior use and do not require a top coat
  • Three coats are recommended
  • Milk Paint dries to a low-luster sheen
General Finishes MP.TR.Q Milk paint. General Finishes Water Based Milk Paint Tuscan Red Quart
Home Improvement (General Finishes)
  • Brush or spray application
  • Interior and exterior rated
  • 100% acrylic based paints
  • Satin
  • Tintable
GENERAL FINISHES General Finishes Tuscan Red Milk Paint Quart
Home Improvement (GENERAL FINISHES)
  • Many popular colors to choose from
  • Low luster sheen
  • Easy to apply and durable
  • Rated for interior and exterior use
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