Popular Color Schemes and Period Color Combinations
Here you will find definitions and examples of popular color schemes from the color wheel and period color combinations to provide inspiration and direction for your home interior decorating. All the color advice and ideas you need to get your creative color schemes underway.
As you will be able to see from the lists below, there are numerous schemes. At present this is a work in progress, so make sure you bookmark it as they will constantly be updated and added to.
Popular Color Schemes
From the Color Wheel, Popular Color Combinations
Popular Styles and Period Color Schemes
American Colonial – simple rustic, and unadorned design style.
French Empire – heavy classical and Egytpian influences, abundant use of drapery.
French Country – get some good home comfort and color with this design style.
Georgian – beautifully designed furniture made of imported timbers was becoming a focal point of this decorating style.
Gothic – rich dark colors with solid oak furniture based on church styled furniture and ornate wallpaper were major charateristics of the Gothic style.
Shabby Chic -Fun to create, great for people who love collecting things.
Edwardian – light airy and simple detail are major characteristics of this style.
Art Deco – geometric an bold outlines, zig zags. Metal and glass incorporated into furniture, chrome and shiny things were popular.
Art Nouveau – curvy and organic forms with flowers and buds the most popular motifs. Glass used creatively was a popular design feature, wallpapers with stylized nature, birds, dragonflies, feathers and flowers.
Eclectic – combing different elements for ranging styles and periods successfully.
Shaker – simple plain and uncluttered design, handcrafts and natural products.
Biedermeier – clarity, proportion and restraint in design.
Victorian – eclectic and cluttered, large furniture and excessive ornaments, button back chairs and dark oppressive colors dominated the Victorian style.
More Design Styles to come….
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