Commonly associated with unparalleled craftsmanship and brightly colored trims, Victorian-era homes have become a staple in their own right. When you see one that’s painted beautifully, it’s hard to not stop and take in the beauty of it all. However, when it’s your own home, it might be difficult to decide between stand-out colors or ones that blend in seamlessly. Which features do you accentuate? Do you help them all remain cohesive, or do you go with a varying palette?
At Rutgers Painting, we help you through the entire painting process. Read on to learn everything you need to know about having your Victorian home painted!
What Makes a Victorian Home?
Typically, Victorian homes are going to have a similar style. Here are a few things that differentiate these homes from others:
- Two to three stories
- Wood or stone exterior
- Textured wall surfaces
- Towers or turrets
- Decorative, ornate trim
- Wraparound porch with spindles
- Vibrant colors
These homes were built during the reign of Queen Victoria — a time that prioritized beauty over practicality. With the rise of the Industrial Revolution, products to build homes could be mass-produced at an affordable cost. That’s what allowed the movement to be internationalized.
Attention to Details
No matter the size, Victorian homes pay special attention to small details. You can find things like fish scale trim and dental molding, or even bow windows and garland trim. Each section is carefully thought out and colored. Hiring a professional painting company like Rutgers Painting will bring out the details in your home that you love.
Ideal Colors for Victorian Homes
In the beginning, the color palettes on victorian homes were rather muted, usually varying in shades of beige, taupe, brown, and ochre, but that wasn’t always the case. Along the eastern side of Alamo Square Park in San Francisco, there’s a gentle slope filled with shoulder-to-shoulder Victorian homes with a wide range of palettes. Dubbed the “Painted Ladies,” it’s become the scene for a lot of films and TV shows, including “Full House,” and homeowners have consistently taken inspiration. The colors used for these houses were bright yellow, orange, blue, pink, red, and even mint green.
Whichever color scheme you choose, our professional painters are ready to paint your home!
Need Carpentry Work as Well?
Victorian homes are covered in beautiful wood trim and interior crown molding. If you think your Victorian home also needs a carpentry facelift, we’ve got you covered! At Rutgers Painting, our carpentry services include:
- Replacing anything that is rotted or came loose from the home.
- Recreating moldings
- Fixing crown molding
- Historical home rehabs
When working with historical homes we ensure the moldings are made with the same detailing and wood they were previously.
- Victorian homes are known for their towers, turrets, ornate trim, wraparound porches, and vibrant colors.
- Victorian homes are full of small details. You can find things like fish scale trim and dental molding, or even bow windows and garland trim.
Ready to Have Your Victorian Home Painted?
As you can see, the choices you make when you have your Victorian home painted can vary widely. You can take inspiration from movie-set homes, or you can go down a more classic route with rich, deep tones capable of blending into any nature scene. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to a Victorian home! Contact us at Rutgers Painting to schedule a free consultation today!