House exterior paint colors of the 1940s - Bookshelf
The Depression-era '30s saw little innovation in exterior paint color. Vivid colors continued to be popular inside. The "streamlined" colors of the 1940s may seem cloying; Freeman refers to "Mamie Eisenhower pinks" and "red-white-and-blue.
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Grey works for the siding on this Gothic Revival house because its stylistic models were built in stone. ... COM For related stories online, see "Choosing Exterior Paint," "Colors for a New Century," "The Color of Money," and "The Vary Best Colors. ... Anyone who studies exterior paint color charts from before the 1940s will notice that many traditional colors are identified by the materials they imitate: shale, ...
botany professor Eric Knoblock, who restored the house using salvaged historic materials, and landscaped the grounds with ... horsehair plaster, and resurrected such early features as brick and cypress flooring, which had been covered in the 1940s. ... Although woodwork had been stripped of its original paint, vestiges enabled replication of early colors. ... the McBurneys chose a vivid yellow for the exterior, reproduced pale blue and pinkish hues in bedrooms, painted the bathrooms' ...