These Craftsman Interior Paint Colors Add Instant Warmth

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There's something about Craftsman style that we can't get enough of. It's traditional yet timeless, a little grand, but still plenty cozy. And yes, it's known for its symmetry, architectural molding, exposed wood, and built-in nooks, but it's the color palettes that really add warmth.

Have a vintage-leaning space in need of a makeover? We've got you. Take a look at these six Craftsman interior paint colors for inspiration — they work every time.

1. Mid-Blue

This dining room by Emily Henderson is proof that any shade of blue is a classic complement to Craftsman style interiors. Paint your dining area or bedroom in a rich mid-blue and it'll never go out of style.

Get the look: Behr Observatory

2. Pale Gray and Robin's Egg Blue

No need to go too bold: A simple, soft hue works well in Craftsman interiors, too. We like the pale gray in this dining room by blogger Jojotastic, but the real standout is the statement ceiling in a pale robin's egg blue, just saturated enough to add brightness and show off the coffered ceiling.

Get the look: Clare Headspace

3. Brick Red

Here's a winning Craftsman interior paint color idea compliments of Elizabeth Roberts: Give your walls an all-over wash of brick red. The dramatic shade will add a warm, vintage feel to your space, especially if paired with a crackling fire in the fireplace (another trademark of the style). Complete the look with exposed wood trim and simple furnishings.

Get the look: Farrow & Ball Blazer

4. Slate

Another go-to Craftsman interior paint color idea? A deep slate, paired with neutrals, as seen in this dining room by Amber Interiors.

Get the look: Farrow & Ball Inchyra Blue

5. Forest Green

For a deep, rich Craftsman interior paint color idea, take cues from this kitchen by Katie Hackworth. The dark tones of the forest green cabinetry and black countertops will complement the wood detailing and flooring, adding to the overall look. (Painting something other than a kitchen? Dark green wainscoting looks lovely, too.)

Get the look: Glidden Dark Hunter Green

6. Creamy White

Wood molding and a prominent trim are hallmarks of Craftsman style, so let them be the focal point by keeping the walls super simple à la this living room design by Elizabeth Roberts. A creamy off-white shade shows off the original wood detailing beautifully.

Get the look: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee


Annie Quigley is a freelance writer, editor, and poet whose work has appeared in Remodelista, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

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