Post 10: Hawaiian wallpaper

Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists. Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii’s culture is strongly influenced by North American and Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture. The open airy style if house is very popular in Hawaii because of the holiday and outdoor living type of living. Hawaii has over a million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. 

Hawaiian housing is very open and most of the time there is lots of natural light, big windows or even walls that are all glass doors from floor to celing, they love bringing the outside in. Hawaiian interior walls are very warm and moody in colour. For example if the walls are painted the colour pattet is mostly oranges, creams, off white or cappichino colours. There is an example of this in the pictures below.

 

When wallpaper is being used, again it is very warm coloured paper but they use a lot more colours mostly because its nearly always printed.

 

 

Or there is lots of seagrass wallpaper being used again to create the feel of bringing the outside in. This is mostly brown in colour.

 

 

Lastly there is lots of wood, exposed beams used in Hawaiian interiors. Mostly dark varnished exposed beams beautifully on display again bringing the outside indoors to create a relaxed mood that is very inviting and welcoming.

 

 

 

 

1  http://www.shayaryegallery.com/2016/05/31/design-home/nice-tropical-home-decorating-part-2-hawaiian-style-home-decorating/tropical-home-decorating/

2  http://www.highstakesliving.com/20-million-hawaii-beach-house/

3  https://wanelo.com/shop/adhesive-wallpaper

4  http://thehawaiianhome.com/decorating-with-grass-cloth-wallpaper/

5  http://homejobs-chandrasekar.blogspot.com/2016/01/tropical-living-room-ideas.html

 

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