A Queen Anne Tower in Period Colors.

This house of the 1880’s has been painted in the tertiary colors popular during that period with ornamental detailing on the tower picked out in accent colors. As a rule, historic houses look best in colors of the period in which they were created. That said, paint is relatively temporary and an effective means for owners to express their own taste in a way that doesn’t permanently alter the house. Even if you are applying less traditional colors, it can be helpful to study how paint schemes were applied traditionally.

Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners contains information on finding what the historic colors on your house were and guidance for finding an appropriate color scheme even if you don’t identify the exact original colors used.

The book is now available in bookstores nationwide and through online retailers.

Signed copies can be ordered directly from the author at yourhistorichouse.com.

Ask your local bookstore to contact their W.W. Norton rep to order copies.

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