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Advice for colors to use in a Victorian home

My husband and I moved into this "fixer-upper" house a few months ago. The biggest challenge was removing clutter. Now that it's been cleaned out, I want to do more finishing touches--painting is at the top of the list.

The home was built in 1900 and remodeled in the 1950s. The walls haven't been painted since then and could definitely use some refreshing. The living room is very large, so I cringe at the thought of painting it all. Would an accent wall work on the wall with the masonry? Appreciate color advice. I'm struggling to figure out what would coordinate with all the gold. Attached are a couple pictures to get a better idea.


Thank you!!

Re: Advice for colors to use in a Victorian home

Don't know if you already painted or not but the victorian color scheme was bright, busy and bold. Mine is a country  or folk victorian and rather plain. The orginal color inside was white followed by several shades of pink,blue, and goldish. A medium dark green would probably be appropriate depending on how into color you are. It would not lighten up the room though. A brighter yellow would brighten up the room but if it is to bright it could be overwhelming. I am no expert but have been researching and inside colors are hard to find ( haven't yet in other words ). If you find some good resources let me know. Thanks


Re: Advice for colors to use in a Victorian home

Hello, Keith!
Have you seen this: http://www.victorianweb.org/art/design/furniture/colors.html? You can use this reference, if you want to make a historically correct interior.

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