Work Wonder with the Color in Your Home: 1940

A graceful foyer has the hallmarks of Colonial Revival style.
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Coordinating a richly colored oriental rug with a floral pattern is often tricky. It works here because the rug and chair both feature red, yellow, and blue, and because the rest of the room is neutral. This 1940 catalog from Pittsburgh Paints recommended a “soft, cool green” for foyer walls to complement the creamy white trim common in Colonial Revival houses. ‘Mineral Green’ paint, ppgpittsburghpaints.com

In a patriotic nod, the convex, eagle-topped girandole mirror came back in a big way during the Colonial Revival. Reproduction girandole mirror, thefederalistonline.com.

Floral patterns were very popular; this sweet side chair adds color and pattern. Brissac
Nail Button side chair, skyline furnituremfg.com.

Door hardware had evolved beyond the rim lock by the 20th century—this classic form is a throwback to colonial times. Carpenter rim lock set, hoah.biz.

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