Historic architectural periods have their own special paint color information sources. These are the major ones for the period 1820 to 1960. Click on the image below for additional information on each period.

Late Victorian Period
National Lead Paint Co. Card

Bungalow Era
National Plan Service Image

Popular housing 1915
Sears Modern Homes Catalogue


Carter Paints Booklet

Pre Civil War

Color Manual

The 1930s

Glidden Age of Color

English Tudor Revival

Idea Homes 1926  “Plans Book”

Ranch Home period colors
Garlinghouse “Plans Book”

1950s Modern

Sears Paint catalogue

Victorian 1880s

Sherwin Williams paint flyer

Spanish 1920s

Home& Garden Magazine

Paint swatches 1900

Wards Tower Paint