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5 Paint Color Schemes Perfect for Any Older or Historic Home

December 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumarlington @ 5:11 pm
an older home’s interior after being repainted

If you own an older or historic home, you probably have a strong sense of pride about your abode—after all, it’s withstood the test of time and seen all sorts of history unfold! That said, if it’s time for your house to receive a new coat of interior or exterior paint, you might have questions about how to go about this process, as well as which colors might work best. Continue reading below to learn more about a few color schemes that tend to work quite well for older homes!

1. Classic White

White is a timeless color that’s been used in interior and exterior home design for centuries, and it likely isn’t going away any time soon! It’s also surprisingly versatile; there’s an entire universe of subtle and bold shades and variations of white, meaning that no matter what your style or preferences are, you’re certain to find something that complements your old home.

2. Earthy Neutrals

Rich, earthy neutrals are a popular choice for homeowners all over since they’re so versatile and come in so many different tones and shades. Muted browns, greens, and grays are all excellent options that can truly elevate any older or historic home—especially those constructed from natural materials like stone or wood.

3. Soft Pastels

Soft pastels tend to work quite well with older homes, and since there are so many different varieties, there’s a scheme out there for any home. These can be used on their own or paired with white trims and accents to create a more balanced look. If you’ve got a kitchen, bathroom, or laundry room that needs a new look, consider options like powder and sky blue, mint green, pale yellow, or even lilac.

4. Bold Options

Bold options are also worth considering; chrome yellow, navy blue, or even exciting tones like jade dragon can all elevate your home and make it quite eye-catching. Balancing these bolder options with earthy neutrals is also a great way to ensure that your selection doesn’t feel too overwhelming. You can also opt for lighter options that are still somewhat bold—salmon, scarlet, or honey shades can all be used effectively.

5. Original Colors

Sometimes, it’s best to keep things as they are—but that doesn’t mean you can’t revitalize and freshen things up! If your home sports a Colonial color palette, a mid-century palette, or even Victorian or Spanish Revival-influenced shades and hues, consider sticking with the current scheme and focusing your efforts on enhancing what’s already there.

About Platinum Painting of Arlington

The Platinum Painting team has proudly served homeowners in Arlington and the surrounding DFW metroplex for over 15 years, and they’d love to assist you with your next painting project! If you have any questions about the blog or what color schemes might work best for your upcoming project, don’t hesitate to contact the team online or over the phone for additional information or assistance. Telephone: (817) 784-7841.

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