|19th century card with paint chips from Lion Brand. Historic Design|
Consulting has a collection of primary sources like period color
samples which we use to select our period-correct color palettes.
In short, we use the same materials and literature that painters used in the 19th century to write custom color reports for our clients.
|John W. Masury's 1881 book on house painting. Period literature offers|
an instructive account of 19th century painting practice and theory.
|Historic Design Consulting has a library of period photos which we use to determine correct|
Historic Design Consulting also benefits from hands-on experience in building maintenance and restoration. Although academic training is important, there is no substitute for actual experience in paint preparation, window restoration and building repair. Our expertise in modern maintenance methods as well as 19th century carpentry and house joinery using Civil War era tools and techniques makes Historic Design Consulting stand apart from other consultants and colorists.
To get your own historic paint color report for your Victorian era house or business, visit our web page at www.historic-design.com and click on the Paint Colors button in the Our Services Menu.