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Historically accurate paint colors - 1836

Hello - we just bought a colonial house in New England built in 1836. I was wondering if anyone knew of a source for historically accurate paint colors for a 1836 Colonial? Any suggestions are appreciated.

Re: Historically accurate paint colors - 1836

Hello from the Upper-Midwest!

Try some long-established stand-alone paint stores out there!

Some restoration/remodeling firms may have people with knowledge of more Historical palettes.
Residential Architects also usually have people versed in that too.

The Fine Paints of Europe Co. in Woodstock, VT. is another great resource! They kinda recently developed a color palette/Fandeck of Mount-Vernon colors!


Re: Historically accurate paint colors - 1836

Have you checked out Farrow and Ball - I bet they have what you need

Re: Historically accurate paint colors - 1836

Just a thought...your local township or city historical society or inspections agency may have what you're looking for. Whatever department or business that enforces regulations for historical properties should have some kind of color chart that they match against.

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