House colors have been an integral part of distinguishing Filipino homes, and a few of them have really stood out with the test of time. Aside from the fact that they are known to influence the moods, energy levels and pleasantness of a specific home, it’s also important to choose a house color that well suit with the overall structure of the building.
Here are some 5 house paint colors that are proven to be timeless for Filipino homes:
1. Warm Earth Tones
They say that the Earth is our only home, thus it is most people’s instinct to incorporate colors of the natural Earth to their own homes. If you have seen the trilogy The Hobbit, the hobbit-holes occupied by the titular fictional creatures are mostly painted with warm earth tones; their symbolic warm and fuzzy characters really matched with the mentioned tones.
The overall vibe provided by these tones appear nice, restful and fuzzy. Yellow, reddish-brown, happy glow, red bay, arizona, and more are just some of the warm earth tones that are proven to be popular among Filipino homes.
2. Earthly Greens
As the Philippines is a tropical country, lush and verdant trees are largely available in most parts of the country. With this association, it is not a surprise that most Filipinos decide to paint their houses ‘terno’ with these earthly green colors. These tones are also the choice for those who are more inclined in planting, particularly working in agriculture but it not limited to such. Many people naturally love the earthly green tones.
Dark green, melange green, brown, mustard, and caramel are some of the few earthly green tones that resemble the natural tint provided by our planet Earth.
3. Sea Fare
The Philippines is indeed a popular tourist spot in Southeast Asia because of its beaches, as it is located within the Pacific Ocean. The Filipinos fondness to the ocean might be a primary reason why ocean colors are also used in painting their houses.
Emerald green, sea green, brown, terracotta, nude, and light blue are just of the popular choices when it comes to sea fare tones. These tones are also looked into for those want a calming or cool vibe to their homes, as the color blue is associated with such emotion.
4. Creamy and Warm Shades of White
As white is always a good idea when it comes to houses because of its cleanness and neatness, creamy and soft tones are quite popular these days. Muji houses in Japan are a trend that has been taking over the modern citizens because of its aesthetic, uncomplicated and minimalist vibe. These types of houses use such colors.
Brighter or darker tones based on your preferences, but warm whites work nicely with wood accents. This is also perfect for one-storey buildings such as bungalows.
5. Understated Grays
Contrary to popular belief that the gray color is associated with sadness or gloominess, understated shades of grays are actually quite popular when it comes to Filipino homes. The grey color is associated with stability and lowkey elegance, as what some experts would claim. The cozy weather such as a rainy day is associated with such, yet there is a soothing calm being inside a house in a rainy day provides.
Grey exteriors are rare in the Philippines and if you do so, people will be amazed.
Same as the materials to be used in building a home, the house color, it might be a subtle element, can be very critical in the overall product when it comes to houses.