Period Catalogs, Advertising and Paint Swatches

Unlike many colorists and consultants Historic Design does not rely on others to research historic paint colors or millwork. Rather than rely on Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams or other vendors to pre-select and limit our options, we use the same period resources that home and business owners did in the 19th century.  These resources includes original catalogs, design books, literature and advertising brochures with sample paint chips.  Below are a few examples of period catalogs, advertising and color swatches from our collection which we use to select period-correct color palettes and millwork for your home or business.


Millwork Catalogs:


Paint Swatches:




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