November 13th, 2015

Colors From Italy


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.

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to travel to Italy, you know it is one of the most inspiring countries on earth, filled with rich history and full of artifacts and inspiring architecture. The people are passionate and the food will satisfy any appetite. Today’s focus is paint colors inspired by Italy and you won’t be surprised when you see they’re both warm and vivid and they cover the entire spectrum.

I’ve traveled to different parts Italy on five separate trips and each one left me loving the country more and wishing to replicate the sights and flavors back home. One one adventure I traveled to one of the most popular destinations: Tuscany. Known for its small towns, hills, wine, cheese and villas, Tuscany is a region that’s not to miss. The colors of this region are so rich, you’l spy deep red tones in the grapes that grow in the valleys and the deep yellows in the sunflowers that bloom on the hills. Replicate these hues with Red Delicious and Vintage Yellow.



Photo via sunny tuscany

Italy is fortunate to possess miles of coastline all around its boot shape in addition to lakes in its northern region where there is no shortage of eye-catching waterfront properties and vistas. The Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean is a famous tourist stop and so is the Lake Region with the allure of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore and others. Both regions are breathtaking destinations where villas rise up from the terraced landscapes that meet the shore. Honor the iconic facades of the Cinque Terre with Grand Canyon Gold and Light Coral Sunset, and find the warmth of the homes that line the perimeter of Lake Como in Sunbaked Orange and Jefferson Tan. The soothing blue waters change in color from light to dark; recreate those cooler tones in your home with Rich Navy and Silver Blue Pearl.

 cinque terre

Photo via earth-ocean

lake como

Photo via lake como info

Rome and Florence compete for attention in historical significance; Florence was the the heart of the Renaissance where art flourished and can still be seen in the museums and Duomo. The terra cotta rooftops that line the landscape are recognizable to Italian visitors and residents, introduce the same richness and Old World charm with New Terra Cotta or Clay Pot.


florence italy

Photo via huffington post

Wherever you travel in Italy, you’re sure to be met with inspiring sights and flavors that will remain with you for a lifetime.

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.

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