Historic Paint Colors

Victorian era historic paint colors sample ships from Lucas Colors
     Circa 1900 collection of paint sample chips.

Selecting historic paint colors are an essential part of creating an authentic look for your Victorian or Arts and Crafts era home or business.  Using our expert knowledge of Victorian era pigments, color theory and our library of period color swatches and advertising, Historic Design Consulting can help you select period-appropriate interior or exterior paint colors.  Exterior color reports include a historic color palette appropriate for the style and building age of your historic home or business, a color map to show you or your painter where to apply the different colors as well as information about painting and preparation. Interior color reports include base colors for walls as well as complimentary colors for molding and mill work and suggestions for stains and finishes.

We use authentic, Victorian and Arts and Crafts era paint swatches, brochures and advertising to develop authentic, historic color palettes that will accent your building’s special features while reflecting your own tastes.  Whether you plan on painting your historic building yourself or hire a professional, our historic paint color reports will assure you that your color palette will historically appropriate and reflect your own tastes.


For exterior color reports please visit the Exterior Paint Colors consult page.

For interior color reports please visit the Interior Paint Colors consult page.