Georgian paint ideas

Choosing an authentic Georgian paint scheme for your property

At Etons of Bath, we often talk about the value of authentic Georgian paint schemes by mixing classic and contemporary interior styles within a Georgian home to give it a really unique feel. You can see a few examples of Georgian colour schemes at https://www.etonsofbath.com/portfolio/

In this blog post, we’ll show you the authentic Georgian paint schemes and colours that were used in the Georgian era. Many of which we use in our designs for clients to help rejuvenate their Georgian homes whilst staying true to original and classic style.

Etons of Bath help many Georgian home owners with colour journeys and on how to best blend colour schemes into your interiors. If you own a Georgian home of any shape or size, contact us on 01225 639002 or email charlie@etonsofbath.com to get advice from the Georgian interior design experts at Etons of Bath.

Georgian paints and combinations

The Georgian period was a long one, so the paint colours changed a lot over time, becoming increasingly more and more fancy and decorative as they moved more into the regency period of opulence and excess.

Georgian decorating style is fairly easy to fit into a modern home, as the colours were often elegant and simple, clean and not too strong. So, authentic Georgian paint schemes are well worth looking into.

The colors of the Georgian period are mainly quite ‘toned-down‘ or ‘muted’ colors, early period colour schemes included sage green, blue-grey and burgundy, usually in a sheened finish. As the style evolved, it became lighter and lighter in terms of colours and decoration, with dusky pinks, soft greys, pea-green, sky or Wedgwood blue, beiges and stone shades in matte finishes.

Georgians often mixed gilding or marble effect paintwork into their interiors, especially towards the Regency period, so don’t be afraid to add some touches of gold gilding or gold framed pictures to really add the authentic feel. Gold metallic paint can be picked up fairly easily nowadays, and is a lot cheaper than real gold leaf gilding!

Georgian paint scheme

An example of a Georgian Sky or ‘wedgwood Blue’

Georgian paint scheme

A pea green paint used in this living area of a traditional home

Georgian paints and combinations

A dusky pink used for this hall at the Charterhouse Chapel

Georgian painted panelling

A very pale blue used at this trendy Georgian pub in Kensal Green

Many paint companies do what they call historic or ‘heritage’ ranges which have authentic and traditional colours of time periods. Here are some that I have picked out that are particularly found on a Georgian colour palette.

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Sky Blue by Little Greene

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Pea Green from Heritage Paints

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Dead Salmon by Farrow & Ball

You can also have a look at a bright yellow found in the Sir John Soane Museum South Drawing Room and a vibrant Pompeiian Red found at Sir Walpoles Strawberry Hill in various places.

Do remember that paint colours can vary from computer screen to real life, so make sure you order a sample pot to try on a small section of the wall before purchasing all of your paint.

If you need any help, please call 01225 639002 or contact our colour specialists at Etons of Bath

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