Victorian Paint Colours
Traditional Victorian Paint Colours
Reflecting the time, Victorian colours have a strong identity in themselves; often the colours used were darker than is the current taste. For a more contemporary interpretation of the décor, choose a lighter shade of the original Victorian paint colour.
A star amongst this list of traditional paints identified by Little Greene is French Grey. This subtle and sophisticated Victorian period paint colour is the queen of greys in its warmth and generosity; it combines delightfully with almost all brighter and strident shades. French Grey is the go-to colour where a warm and neutral backdrop for decoration is required. Many other shades from the Victorian period have found favour too, including Portland Stone, Bath Stone and Ashes of Roses.
Portland Stone Desk
The energy and prosperity of the Victorian era was highlighted in interiors through the use of strong paint colour in combination with dark coloured woods and textiles. Authentic paint colours from this era include Ashes of Roses 6, Sage Green 80 and Bronze Red 15 – in contemporary settings these are often teamed with lighter versions of the originals to give light and space to a roomTalk to a Colour Consultant