November 13th, 2015

Colors From Germany


The new Colortopia™ exhibit from Glidden® is an interactive color experience at Epcot® in the Walt Disney World® Resort. We’re celebrating its November 13th opening with a series of posts inspired by the World Showcase pavilions at Epcot.

Old World charm meets whimsical Bavarian craftsmanship in this color palette from the Germany Pavilion. Pleasant and inviting, these colors are inspired by traditional rustic settings and delicate hand-crafted ornamentation.


Details from Munich, Germany


There are four bold colors: Corn Moon, Capri Teal, Hawaiian Teal and Candy Apple.

The Colors of Germany at Home: Bold Colors


Then we have plenty of neutrals, which I’ve broken into three groups.

First up, the tan, beige and brown hues: Cappuccino White, Water Chestnut, Palm Springs Tan and Stewart House Brown.


The Colors of Germany at Home: Beige, Tan, and Brown


Next, neutrals with some blue or grey to them: Smooth Stone, Aged Stucco Grey, Elegant Charcoal and Blue-Grey Slate.


The Colors of Germany at Home: Blue-Grey and Warm Neutrals


And finally, the whites: Nova White, Raindrop White, Swan White and my favorite, Crisp Linen White.


The Colors of Germany at Home: White


I could see a subtle nod to the collection working well with walls painted in one of the dozen neutral shades, punctuated by a hit of the four bold colors. Or you could take it in the opposite direction and go bold on the walls (both of the teals would be a fun choice), and play with colorful accessories layered on top of furniture from the neutral groupings. How would you bring colors inspired by Germany into your place?

Read more posts inspired by Epcot or learn about the Colortopia exhibit.

This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.

Photos of Munich, Germany by Rebecca Kennison (Own work) [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC BY 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons; by Rnt20 at English Wikipedia (Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons; and by michael clarke stuff (Bernkastel 12) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Categories: Inspired by Epcot