The Guide to Using Victorian Interior Paint Colors in Your Home

As seen in Behr’s 2016 color trends, Victorian interior paint colors are coming back into style. The first thing to know about the Victorian Era is that it took place in England between the years of 1837 – 1901. During this time, interior decor was very focused on being luxurious and ornamental. To match this, your choice of interior paint colors should be as equally luxurious and bold.

Victorian interior paint colors are becoming more popular

Victorian Interior Paint Colors

When you think of the Victorian Era, it may be hard to imagine bold colors since the photos from then are black and white, but that’s exactly what they did. Keep in mind, though, that they are not bold in the bright sense that modern design is. Instead, look for rich, deep colors such as these colors available from Sherwin-Williams:

Cajun Red


Billiard Green




As you can see these colors do not necessarily jump out at you, but they do command attention and bring life to a room. Another design feature of the Victorian Era was bringing many design elements together and oftentimes they would combine these colors to bring even more life to the room.

In a past blog, we looked at how colors can affect your mood and learned that Red is an intense color. It symbolizes passion and can physically raise your energy levels and your blood pressure. Green gives us a feeling of being in nature and can make you feel restful. Studies have even shown that it increases productivity. Yellow has been shown to inspire healthy living and will energize you to make positive changes.

Using Victorian Era colors for the interior of your home is a great way to add a sense of class while still being bold and interesting. If the Victorian Era is not for you, give us a call and we’ll help you find the perfect color for your home.