Rustic: Style Secret: Warm, Earthy Colors
The rustic palette eschews brilliant jewel tones and flirty pastels in favor of subtle, nuanced colors from the natural world. And by natural, we mean woodsy, pulled from bark and stone and soil. Magenta and lime green may be part of nature's paint box, but that doesn't mean they're the best choice for a rustic home.
Inspired addition: Don't worry — you don't have to stick with brown, brown and more brown. There's room for a few doses of brighter, clearer color in this style. Those tones work best, however, when they feel traditional and familiar. Think denim blue, Coca-Cola red, golden yellow and faded turquoise (especially nice if your space has a Western vibe).