Slide 4: The Victorian Age

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As paint became less expensive the choices expanded, too, and middle-class houses became more colorful. In the Victorian era, a sequence of styles gained popularity: the Gothic Revival, followed by the Italianate, Second Empire, the Stick Style, and Queen Anne. They were many greens, rosier hues, vibrant golds, and brilliant blues. Deeper and richer colors came to dominate. 


Bob Vila's Guide to Historic Paint Colors

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