Joanna McCusker, a freelance home designer, as well as a consultant for Springdale’s New Century Counter Tops, designed Jamie Clark’s cottage as seen in our April issue. The ranch-style property sits above the Arkansas River Valley, and McCusker brought this countryside look into the home. Inside, she balances colorful accents against a neutral backdrop. Today, McCusker shares her favorite nature-inspired paint colors to bring a touch of the outdoors into your home, too.
Gray tones have just been huge this year. I like Gray Matters because it doesn’t go too blue or green. It is a restful color that I find myself and my clients drawn to. Looks great in a kitchen with white cabinets.
2. Newbury Port Blue by Benjamin Moore
I am so fond of this color that I painted my living room with it. It is bold, but what could be more earth tone than blue!? This color is a great backdrop, it doesn’t overtake the room and really helps my furniture, art and accessories pop!
Rich in warmth and color, this would be beautiful with dark woods. I could see Portabello in a home library or in a wine cellar/tasting room. The color is comfortable yet refined.
This is a playful and dreamy color for those who like green hues. This color is light, breezy and fresh. It almost has a retro feel. Could see this color in a 50’s or 60’s inspired kitchen or a coastal living room.
This is similar to what was used on the walls in the Clark project. It is sophisticated, yet welcoming and cheerful. Goes with absolutely anything and provides an elegant backdrop for all areas of the home.
Snowbound is fresh and crisp, perfect for a bathroom. White is classic and will grow with you as your style changes. If you get sick of your space just change out your accessories for a new look.