3 Great Color Palettes for the Waltonwood Senior Living Community in Charlotte

Waltonwood Senior Living, is an upscale Senior living community that will be coming to Charlotte. As I pass the construction on Providence Road in South Charlotte I can’t help but think what colors will the people living there choose for their home.

Will they keep it Contractor’s Beige? Will someone choose a minty green? Will someone just choose beige because they just don’t know what color palette to use? Or will the new residents have the opportunity to choose  a purple if they please (yes, there are beautiful purples like Magic Potion from Benjamin Moore that would look beautiful in a Master Bedroom.)

Perhaps the best compromise would be to welcome a new lifestyle while still reminiscent of the colors you had in your previous homes, the colors that YOU love.

Keep in mind that colors have changed over the years. The greens we liked back then are different now. You can still incorporate the looks you love and modernize them with some new hues to call the look your own.

If you’re afraid to use color than of course you can use it in just you accessories until you acclimate to your surroundings. You’ll know what color you’ll want in your home.

Zimba Tangerine Pillow by CR Laine

Zimba Tangerine Pillow by CR Laine 

For instance, blues are soft and gray yet navy and bolder blues are popular as well. You’ll also need to know how to make the colors flow from your kitchen color to your living room. It’s all about those undertones!


I looked at some pictures from the Waltonwood in the Cary Parkway location and was disappointed in the decor and color choices they had there. The decor seemed dated, colors too wishy-washy and the rug patterns were a bit too dizzying for me.

Cary location

Cary location

Color and your surroundings will play a huge role on how you feel and adjust to your new community living. Do you want to see life-less gray walls, boring beige or hospital white? Heavens no! Pretty surroundings will make you happy and able to adjust to your new community.

Of course my colorful mind went into high gear and I thought, what colors would I like to see if I lived in a Senior Living Community? Or better yet, what colors would I offer to someone who just bought a home in Waltonwood and was looking for the perfect color scheme?  Here’s what I came up with.

The Coastal Color Palette

Number one, hands down, the Coastal Color Palette is a must! It’s soft, soothing, relaxing and is so very reminiscent of the trips to the coast – where your coast was. Just beautiful and good for both the mind and eye.

Room scene, CR Laine Furniture

Room scene, CR Laine Furniture

Why does the Coastal Color Palette work? For so many reasons. Just about everyone is in love with blue. It’s appealing to both men and women. The hues in this palette can be changed to nautical, classic or whimsical depending on how you utilize your accessories.

The flooring is light and smooth – no tripping – and visually there are no distracting patterns for the people who have issues with sight.

The Classic Color Palette

Like a classic Martini, these colors are timeless. This palette is soft on the eyes and non reflective in our Southern light. Which reminds me, using a flat sheen with this color palette will really class it up!

Southern Charm Palette

Open your windows and let the warm come in! That’s what this color palette feels like. Sunny warm yellow combined with warm gray – very sophisticated and welcoming don’t you say?


Just moved into the Waltonwoods and need color for your new home? I’m Donna Frasca and my studio is just 6 miles from The Waltonwoods Senior Living Community off Providence Road. I’m a Color Specialist in Charlotte (Wesley Chapel) who can help and guide you get the colors that will be perfect for your home.

Please contact me at DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com or you can call me to discuss your new color palette at 704-243-6764.

If you like any of this furniture or decor contact CR Laine Furniture

About Donna Frasca

I am an energy that has found a new vibration and frequency. Through many years of writing, learning, and experiencing, I've found comfort in trusting in myself and in Spirit.
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15 Responses to 3 Great Color Palettes for the Waltonwood Senior Living Community in Charlotte

  1. These are all great suggestions. Admittedly, I was excited to see this post and the colors, but then realized it was for a ‘Senior Living Community’. I’m not there yet! But, I digress, I guess I am an old soul. 😉 I’d like to think that when I enter the time of my life that I consider a senior living community, I’d opt for your more ‘lively’ color choices.

  2. Awesome color palettes, Donna! Seniors need some color-love, too 🙂

  3. I like this Southern Charm Palette..looks simple and elegant.. 🙂 Planning to buy this during the Uptown retirement community…:-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    What is the paint color on the wall for the southern charm palette?

    • Donna Frasca says:

      I designed that palette myself so it’s not actually from any certain paint deck but there are colors that are very close to in, in just about any paint deck. I have a Color Coach service for $45. If you’d like, I can find that color for you in the paint deck of your choice.

  5. I love the southern charm palette. Love the color combinations
    Thank you for sharing your ideas.

    • Donna Frasca says:

      You’re welcome Jeuris – this post got A LOT of attention for some reason. It’s a local place that was being built by my house and I just thought it would be fun to write about it – and oddly, it turns out to be one of my most popular posts. Go figure 🙂

  6. Toni Ball says:

    Donna I see that it’s been 4 yrs since u posted the warm yellow and grey living room pallet
    I was hoping u would be able to tell me where I can find the yellow and grey accent chair featured in the picture. Thanks

  7. Brooke says:

    Loving the wall color on the one with the grey couch. What is the name and brand of it?

    • Donna Frasca says:

      Brooke – this is a random color palette that I designed and it can be found in just about any paint deck. I just received your email. I’ll discuss the the details with you.

  8. charlotte says:

    I am remodeling a new room in my home I’m painting the walls Gray what would be a nice color for my accents

    • Donna Frasca says:

      That would depend on what color flooring you have, what colors are in your sofa and the overall color palette of your home. Feel free to email me photos so I can help you.

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