Popular Italian paint colors are generally ones that look rustic and earthy. Check out some of these Italian paint color palettes:
White walls don't have to be boring with the Italian accents used in this living room. The darkness of the iron furniture and mirrors, combined with the warm tones in the painting, create a very Tuscan look.
Painting your kitchen cabinets in this light, rustic style is quintessentially Italian.
Orange is a great color for this kind of style, because it's warm and it pairs well with Italian bases like stone.
This golden yellow is another good paint option for an Italian-style living room. Pair it with a bold red, like in this photo, for a complementary scheme.
Notice that this Italian kitchen has similar cabinets to the one above, but they've used a deep teal paint color to create more personality and interest.
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