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Historic Colors of America, a palette of 149 authentic period colors

In 1996 Historic New England partnered with Color Guild to create Historic Colors of America, a palette of 149 authentic paint colors ranging from Colonial to Federal to Greek Revival to Victorian to Twentieth-Century Eclecticism.

Based on paint research, this palette supports architects, designers, and home owners in the selection of authentic color palettes. Color trends of past eras come alive as these centuries old accurate hues are used on both old and new homes to achieve a result full of historical character. Purchase a chart at the Museum Shop.

Color Guild comprises more than fifty-five independent paint manufacturers from fourteen different countries and is dedicated to the marketing, promotion, and selling of paint products. The combined expertise and experience of the member companies makes Color Guild uniquely qualified to serve as a definitive resource on color and coatings. Many Color Guild colorists are accredited members of global professional organizations that specialize in color forecasting and design, such as the Color Marketing Group and Color Ways. These experts work diligently to ensure that Color Guild is a global paint and color authority.

For more information and to locate a dealer near you selling Historic Colors of America paint, please visit Color Guild.  

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