A return to nature.
The essence of the Tuscan style is the connection it makes between classical elements and the countryside. It is appealing in the older yet comfortable atmosphere it creates, because the impression is one of a home which is really lived in. Rustic, countryside homes and crumbling, stone walls are characteristic of this style. Calm reigns throughout, emanating from the prevalence of natural colours and materials. Colours are earthy - warm terracotta, brick red, ochre, yellow and gold are predominant, while green and blue accessories have the visual effect of cooling the space. Walls are white, grey or natural shades of local stone and earth, ranging from mustard to red.