Veranda Parade Home: Interior Design Inspiration – and Paint Colors!

June 21, 2011

in Design & Style, Parade of Homes, Tips and Ideas, Veranda

Design Inspiration from our Veranda Parade Home

The 2011 Veranda Parade Home won best in show at the Lancaster Parade of Homes. To celebrate, we’re taking you on a special tour of the home – complete with design inspiration, paint colors and insider tips!

As we designed the interior of this home, we were inspired by the subtle power of neutral colors. We wanted the neutral paint colors to contribute to the story, but to let the home design itself do the talking. We injected a palette of warm grays, ivories and other neutral colors, and integrated “pops” of yellow, amber and citron throughout the décor of the home.

The neutral colors allow the bold colors in the painting on the mantle to really “pop” – adding energy to the room and tying the design in with the drapery panels!


A tip: don’t shy away from “breaking the rules” when you craft the look of your home. traditional rules may advise against combining ivory and white, or brushed nickel and gold, we used these combinations to create surprise and give our home even more character.

The brushed nickel light fixture and sconces technically don’t “go” with the bronze urn – but breaking the rules adds interest to the room! Note how the green and yellow accents add a “pop” in this neutral room.

If you love you’re a decorative piece or lighting element in your home, but it doesn’t match perfectly with other décor, make a statement! We combined a brushed nickel light fixture with a gold frame in the dining room, and love the unexpected and dramatic effect.

Sherwin Williams Enduring BronzeUsing a dark neutral color, like Sherwin Williams Enduring Bronze, allowed the walls of the Conservatory to “disappear” – drawing the eyes out the windows to enjoy the view!

In the kitchen, we took the contrast between neutrals and “citrus” yellow literally – see if you can spot how we added bright spots of  citrus yellow!

Can you spot the citrus accents in the kitchen next to one of the two islands?

We continued to be inspired by bright splashes of yellow – from buttery yellow to bold citron – as we decorated the light infused Great Room:

The Great Room in the Veranda Parade Home features more “pops” of yellow and green against the neutral colors of the wall and sofa!

Want to know more about a particular room? Find out all about:
The Double Island in the Kitchen
The Master Bathroom Vanity Furniture
The Detached Third Car Garage

Last, but not least: Paint Colors!

Sherwin Williams Useful GraySherwin Williams SW7050:
Useful Gray (Foyer, Kitchen, Great Room)
Sherwin Williams Enduring BronzeSherwin Williams SW 7055:
Enduring Bronze (Conservatory Walls)

Sherwin Williams Gray AreaSherwin Williams SW 7052:
Gray Area (Dining Room, Living Room)
Sherwin Williams Sea SaltSherwin Williams SW 6204:
Sea Salt (Bedroom #3)
Sherwin Williams Jersey CreamSherwin Williams SW 6379:
Jersey Cream (Master Bedroom)
Sherwin Williams Oyster BaySherwin Williams SW6026:
Oyster Bay (Bedroom #4)

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