I started out trying to get ideas for exterior house colors. I quickly got distracted by interior beam colors. I guess they both go hand in hand since the beams of Mid Century Modern Homes flow from outside to inside.
Dave and I discussed many ideas when we moved into the house. Ultimately, time was the determining factor and we decided to stick to the all white. Had I not been 9 months pregnant when we moved in I would have wanted our main beams to go back to their natural wood color. I have since found out that the labor, cost and possible toxicity of sanding it down to natural wood is all quite high.
Anyway, these are all images from one website, SoCal Modern. They've given me lots of ideas. The entire site is amazing and inspiring to look through. They are a real estate company with only Mid Century Modern homes in Southern California. I was blown away by the range of price points listed. I have to say, when I see these homes all finished and beautiful it makes me want to move! It's a lot of work redoing a home when you have little kids.
All images via SoCal Modern
All of the color choices are amazing.
I love how the two browns specially work and define in the kitchen.
I would never be bold enough to do color like this on the ceiling but it really works.
This is what I had in mind for our house.
I love the dark doors with the dark beams and the rest white.
I love this combination to.
Again, color choices that I'd never think of, but they really work!
And the all white. I love it as well but now that I see all the color options together I realize that beams with color make it more of a signature MCM home.
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