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It's not just the design of this new house that reinforces its rural origins it's also the paint finish. Kelly-Moore paints were specified to replicate the traditional barn-style look
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Rural architecture can be inspired by the traditional agrarian ranch buildings in the surrounding district. This new house in Sonoma County, designed by architect Jim McCalligan, is a good example.

McCalligan says the house replicates the typical form of the long barns seen on chicken and turkey farms, which incorporate square cupolas for rooftop ventilation.

"These barns are painted a very traditional shade of rusty red with white trim," says McCalligan. "As the design of the house was strongly influenced by these farm buildings, it was important to replicate that look, right through to the archetypal paint colors."


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A view of some interior and exterior paints by Kelly Moore.

McCalligan says Rusty Iron AC17N on the Kelly-Moore fandeck provided an exact match for the exterior. This was paired with Kelly-Moore's White Shadow 45, which was used for the exterior trim around the windows, doors and fascias.

Kelly-Moore paints were also specified for the interior, which is again reminiscent of traditional farm buildings. Rustic beams and a tongue-and-groove ceiling are complemented by Vanillin KM529-L, which is the main interior color.

The living room also features Sourdough KM538-M a soft, warm, buttery shade. Other colors in the house include Tiffany Tan KM549-L in the master bedroom.

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A view of some interior and exterior paints by Kelly Moore.

McCalligan says he frequently chooses Kelly-Moore paints for his projects.

"I can always find the right shades, and the staff are very helpful and accommodating when I need a particular sample or fandeck," he says.

For information on Kelly-Moore colors and paint types, contact Kelly-Moore Paint Company, freephone 1 888 KM Color (562 6567). Website: www.kellymoore.com. To contact architect Jim McCalligan, phone (707) 578 4525.

Jul 29, 2006
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