30 Aug Colonial Colors
Melissa Mical, Colonial Colors-
After a recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, I realized how different color was displayed at that time, compared to now.
Of course the style of clothing was very different, and the only people with a lot of options for color were the wealthy.
Floral patterns were very popular, with soft tones of pink mixed with neutrals.
The everyday life seemed to consist of muted tones of green, red and bluish grey.
The Governor’s Palace of course is where I found the boldest and brightest colors, from the green walls, to the bright design on the carpets. The kitchen however is very contrasting compared to the main house, with white walls and black cast iron cooking equipment, which can also be found inside the main house for heating.
There were a few brighter colors I found that were not located in the Governor’s Palace. Mostly bright blues and fuchsia colors.