Victorian Home Office Design is a broad term that is used to refer to characteristics of design from the latter period of Queen Victoria’s reign, from 1837 until her death in 1901. The victorian home decorating palette was actually quite sophisticated, with a particular emphasis on tertiary colors. Tertiary colors are those created by mixing equal amounts of primary and secondary colors.
The dark colors that are usually associated with victorian decor are more the result of poor lighting than of color choice. Also, the brighter shades of white we have today, for example, were not available as a paint color in the 1800s and were not seen in any home then or prior to that era. Victorian colors are warm and subdued, and included soft colors on gray or cream backgrounds, deep rich walnut and mahogany browns, black, and shades of teal, plum, aubergine, mustard yellows and golds, burgundy, rust, blue, green and “dusty” hues like “ashes of roses” and a subdued shade of lavender. You can tone in gold to give your look that edge of indulgence.
Victorian Home Office Design