Oregon Home, Miller Paint, and Pendleton’s Palette

Down to Earth

Pendleton was excited to help with a recent feature in Oregon Home Magazine, working with Miller Paint to showcase the power of earthy neutrals. According to Apartment Therapy, “A neutral is a color without much intensity or saturation—a color that’s lacking in color, if you will, which generally goes with everything. Think tans, beiges, ivories, creams, whites, blacks, and grays.” Oregon Home included more soothing earth tones, while keeping the palette gentle.

A living room featuring the Pendleton Sandhills blanket. Photo by Oregon Home magazine, used with permission.

Our Home Store staff was part this project (thanks, team!), bringing their Pendleton design expertise to play in choosing blankets that show the softer side of Pendleton patterns.

According to the feature:

This season’s color palettes draw inspiration from the ground up. Earthy is in. “Whites are shifting from bright and stark to earthy tones touched with raw umber,” says Puji Sherer, director of color marketing for Portland-based Miller Paint. “Grays are giving way to gentle browns and beiges. Even though Pendleton designs are typically very angular and dynamic, the subdued color palette in this one makes it easy to live with in any interior environment.” Oregon Home collaborated with Miller Paint and Pendleton Home on this design for a cozy, on-trend gathering space.

A living room featuring the Pendleton White Sands blanket. Photo by Oregon Home magazine, used with permission.

We agree. The power of this palette is soothing and understated, but still strong. Our geometric patterns allow for all kinds of subtle colorplay.

Some of our favorite patterns tie in with this palette.

The article featured three beautiful Pendleton blankets; Sandhills, White Sands, and Wyeth Trail. But we have some gorgeous fabrics in-stock in this palette.

Spirit of the peoples fabric
Spirit of the Peoples Small Repeat
Roll of pendleton wool fabric in Basket maker Tonal, a pattern of off white and tan in diamond shaped and pillars made of arrows.
Basket Maker Tonal
Pacific Crest fabric
Pacific Crest
Roll of pendleton wool fabric in Harding tonal, a beige and off white pattern with crosses and arrows, very muted and subtle.
Harding Tonal
Falcon cove fabric

Falcon Cove Accessory-weight

We hope you’ll come in to get inspired.

Ready for some DIY?

A model living room featuring Pendleton Sandhills blanket. Photo by Oregon Home magazine, used with permission.

Visit for a DIY showing how you can recreate the Pendleton-inspired wall design in your own home.

Cans of paint and painting tools on a drop cloth. Photo by Oregon Home magazine, used with permission.

Miller Paint colors used:

  • Fireplace Mantel 0569
  • Elusive White 0002
  • Light Lichen 0211
  • Rich Reward 0302
  • Golden Buff 0288

Read the feature here: Down to Earth

See all our fabrics here: Fabrics

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