Colors identical or close to the color of the earthen adobe that is one of the signature building materials of the Southwest is always a fitting house color. There are many variations on this subtle, brown color that range from sand to soft pink to almost milk chocolate. Trim colors offer the chance for more striking accents like deep blue or even violet.
Warm Intense Colors
Orange, vermilion and brick are saturated colors which, when used properly, can enliven a house without straying too far from the unique feel of the Southwest. Adding a bit of brown to the mix to tone down more vibrant colors will keep the house from standing out from the landscape in the clear light of the Southwest.
Blue and Green
Turquoise, the lovely blue stone from the Southwest that adorns much of the jewelry there, is a timeless Southwest color that is a bold move for a house but a tasteful choice for doors. Sage and similar greens that lean toward the neutral colors are energetic yet restrained enough for a main color. The neutrals blend with the earthy terrain and vegetation.