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On Trend: Bold Red Paint Colors Inspired by Chinese New Year

Posted on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 @ 07:37 PM

If you are one of the tenacious few who have kept your new year’s resolutions, I commend you. For the rest of us, we have a second chance at a new beginning. On Friday, January 31st, comes the first day of the Chinese New Year.

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Topics: interior paint, paint colors, exterior paint, color schemes, 20th century paint colors, color trends, red paint trends, historical paint colors, front door color, bold door colors

Picking Authentic Paint Colors for Your Historic American Home

Posted on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:42 AM

Historic paint colors were anything but boring, and despite the iconic presidential residence being one of the first things to mind when thinking of American paint colors, white was rarely actually used as a feature house color in America. As it was traditionally hard to produce and maintain vibrant white paints, this point is only reinforced when you refer to that the White House was exposed sandstone for many years before it ever received a coat of whitewash (to protect the stone from winter more than cosmetics). It would be another 20 years before it had actually received a coat of (oil-based) white paint. 

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Topics: color schemes, historical paint colors, historic colors, color history, Historic American Interior Design, historic paint colors, Historic Color Inspirations

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