Building of the success of our Historic Colors of America paint palette, California Paints has developed 20th Century Colors of America. This palette of 130 colors provides architects, designers, and homeowners a vast spectrum of colors from which to select to detail interiors and exteriors of popular architecture styles, including Arts & Crafts/Craftsman, Art Deco/Moderne, Mid-century Modern, Post Modern, and Twentieth Century Traditional.
With colors drawn directly from twentieth century museum properties and documented decorative color sources, 20th Century Colors of America sets the standard for authenticity in historic colors for the modern age. To purchase a color chart, please visit the Museum Shop. For help with choosing authentic colors for your twentieth century house, please visit Historic Homeowner Services or call 617-994-6645.
California Paints is a division of the California Products Corporation, an innovative manufacturer of quality paints, coatings, and sports surfacing systems. The company was originally founded in 1926. In the early 1950's, recognizing that oil paints of the day were prone to peeling and fading, California Products become a pioneer in the field of latex paints, working with the new acrylic emulsion binders that were being produced at the time. The company's paint line quickly expanded and the California name became synonymous with technical prowess and unsurpassed service. Today, California Paints continues to blaze a trail in the paint industry.