Designing a yurt entails color decisions. Of course material swatches are always best, but playing with an interactive tool is a great start.
The Colorado Yurt Company has the greatest exterior color tool available. You can play with the roof and valance choices in addition to the bottom band. Especially cool are the popular combinations. Examples are desert, sky, forest, and earth. A specific color combo to consider is a tan roof, terra cotta walls, and an emerald valance. Check it out and have fun.
Most yurt suppliers offer custom perks and as enthusiasts expand, so do creative ideas. Pictured is a story telling yurt helped made by Scottish and Irish members of the International Feltmakers Association. The frame is from a Scottish ash tree and the creation was supervised by Mark Humphries, a master wood worker. The project required natural materials like wool and wood. How is that for an artistic and colorful exterior?
Yurtco is an ethical company dedicated to building efficient, eco-friendly yurts near Vancouver, and not far from Seattle. They offer somewhat unconventional colors as pictured. Management there is eager to materialize artistic ideas with custom work.
If color decision-making causes you to sweat, consider a color consultant. Such a service is particularly valuable for resorts, parks and campgrounds. Then for those in-between fear and confidence, there are great software tools to obtain. Those tools are based on paints, but helpful nevertheless.
Whether solid colors or patterns, there’s no doubt it’s an important decision. Know that yurt living is so connected with nature that outdoors is the best place to observe and vision a color palette. I want to read what works for you, so please comment.