Vintage home exteriors: 18 colorfully-painted Victorian houses (1886)

Paint by area

The illustrations show different varieties of buildings in various combinations of colors, thus enabling suitable selections to be made, according to desire and circumstances. The publishers believe that the method adopted for the presentation of the different styles of painting, will do away with uncertainty as to the effect of the contrasts produced by colors, serve to educate and direct popular taste, and prove a most valuable aid to the painter and property owner in questions of decoration.

When planning decorative paintwork for a house, the following areas may be specifically defined:

  • Upper Body
  • Lower Body
  • Trimming and Shading
  • Upper Trimming
  • Lower Trimming
  • Sash and Striping
  • Cresting
  • Brickwork
  • Blinds
  • Roof


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