The Explosion of Color

The Explosion of Color

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Journal, Paint Analysis

Actually, describing it as an explosion is a charming myth, but I’ll get to that shortly. The history of ready-mixed synthetic paints frequently comes up when I share my observations and findings of historic paint schemes. When I summarize some of the highlights of early paint manufacturing, it helps our client pinpoint their building not […]

The Colonial Revival Color Palette

The Colonial Revival Color Palette

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Journal, Paint Analysis

“Wow, those are unusual colors!  What were they thinking?” I recently finished the paint analysis on a c. 1896 Victorian house in San Marcos and often hear variations of that question. Its original color scheme was beautiful, with a light yellow body, a warm red-brown on the door and window casings, and all the decorative […]