Authentic Color Schemes for Victorian Houses: Comstock's Modern House Painting, 1883
This rare book invited homeowners of the Victorian era to eschew "white houses with green blinds" and join in the revolutionary trend towards colorful houses. They explain clearly how to mix primary and secondary colors to achieve such popular, mellow tones of the period as olive, russet, citrine, buff, plum, and sage. 20 color plates.
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applied architectural Authentic Color Schemes black and white blinds blue-black and stone blue-black and yellow body color brown and Indian brown madder burnt sienna burnt umber Classic coats of oil color of second combination complementary color Comstock's Modern House contrasts of color cottage decoration desired dulled scale Dyke brown effect examples exterior French roof design French roof house give grey harmony of tone HOUSES Comstock's Modern idea Indian red Interior House JJouse linseed oil mineral green MODERN HOUSE PAINTING modern Queen Anne Naples yellow normal color number of colors obtained by mixing painter panels plate primaries Prussian blue Purple red and burnt result rich Russet Schemes for VICTORIAN second story color sepia Shingles of second shown stain of burnt stone yellow surface taste tertiary colors tint treatment trimmings turpentine Van Dyke brown VanDyke brown Venetian red VICTORIAN HOUSES Comstock's wall warm white lead wood yellow ochre zinc white