Historic Paint Colors

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What are “Historic Colors?”

If your home was built before 1900, it is an important part of American history and you probably want to celebrate its uniqueness and it’s historical significance by painting it in the colors that were originally used to color it when it was brand new. In some municipalities, you don’t have a choice… you are required to use historical colors.

California Paints is regarded as the paint industry’s historic color authority, and is dedicated to providing authentic and documented historic colors from the 1600s to 1985. In addition to California Paints distinguished “Inspirations” palette of over 1,300 colors, they offer 279 distinct shades featured in two historic color collections, fully verified by the archivists and historians at Historic New England, the oldest historic preservation society in the United States.  Whether you are searching for timeless classics or undiscovered trends, paint colors to suit any taste can be viewed in the online color center.

 For more help with choosing color, click here.

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