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Still Interested in 1920's New Orleans?

Posted by Sadian on March 7th, 2003 12:10 AM
In reply to colors of 1920 New orleans homes by Chrissi on September 26th, 1999 09:24 PM [Go to top of thread]

Colors for homes were earthy inspite of the flamboyant overtones of the decade ,Brick reds, natural stones, if you had a home made of such materials...mauve, khaki, pale mint, or sea green ,and gray/blues for homes that were paintable, like most in New Orleans, for the overall color. (And always safe with white). Trim was more elaborate, burgandy, hunter green, gold if done tactfully. Terra cotta, and antique white could be used depending on the what the structure is composed of for base colors. Stay away from true value like fire engine red, royal blue and dark or particularly bright yellows. Soft yellows were often used in solariums, or day parlours. Most styles as far as homes were concerned were still quit conservative. Victorian styles were still popularin home decore and outter styles.
For a bungalow type home, almost anything will work. Bungalows were retreat homes that either induced creativity or escape. Have fun! I have been researching this era for a while and would love to swap info. E mail if you wish.

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