Choosing paint colors in a design can be quite a challenge when trying to be period appropriate. There are several paint vendors that have historic paint color lines. I suggest using these valuable resources when trying to choose the appropriate color for your period home. Your home does not have to be a period piece to choose these colors they are delightful colors with rich history. They make woodwork stand out or blend right in. The Mahogany tables and mouldings in my 1920's Tudor project look so fantastic seems like the walls have always been this color.
I found some very interesting information when I was researching historic colors for a 1920's Tudor. I was also able to take a few layers off the walls to see the many colors it had been painted. This is a great way to do your own historic research. Below is what I found during my internet search. Hope you enjoy and are able to get your paint colors period appropriate.
When Edward VII ascended the throne in 1901, the English-speaking world was ready for the dawning of a new century -- and a new age in interior design. It was time to jettison the dark, heavy clutter of the Victorian era for something lighter, freer, and altogether more exuberant.
Early twentieth-century architecture was eclectic, so much so that in
England, some militated for a unified national building style. The Edwardians resurrected elements of Georgian, Medieval, and Tudor style, constructing everything from quaint cottages to columned neoclassical townhouses.
Light, air and simplicity of detail were the unifying principles of this
mix-and-match revivalism. Colors were fresher than during the Victorian era: pastel blues, lilacs, leaf green, muted yellows, pearl gray. Floral fabrics and wallpaper were complemented by the liberal use of fresh flowers in informal arrangements. Along with Sheraton, Chippendale, Queen Anne and even Baroque reproduction furniture, wicker and bamboo began to be widely used, adding further delicacy to the style.