More Fun with Research – Paint

Ever wonder about color restrictions when you’re writing about old-timey buildings? Check out Valspar’s paints approved for historic structures. The National Trust for Historic Places has documented 250 colors used in America, and you can see them at the website listed below. Granted, you might not want your characters to use the phrase “Mark Twain House Gold” — but you can get some idea for what shades were (and weren’t) in use.


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