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Early Victorian homes featured lighter colored walls with richer colors in the dining room and library. Later Victorians turned to deeper tones, which were used to emphasize the importance of a room. In more urban areas, colors like gray, darker green, and a grayer blue were often chosen to minimize the effect of grime from coal dust and stains from gas and oil lamps.

Is the Gray Home Decorating Trend Here to Stay?

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HistoricColorPalette.jpg (2119×3160) Fayetteville, NY. Periods: Colonial, Federal, Gothic, Greek Revival, Italianate, Late Victorian, Queen Anne