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Early Victorian homes featured lighter colored walls with richer colors in the dining room and library. Later Victorians turned to deeper tones, which were used to emphasize the importance of a room. In more urban areas, colors like gray, darker green, and a grayer blue were often chosen to minimize the effect of grime from coal dust and stains from gas and oil lamps.

Entering into the narrow hallway, the palest of taupe paints above the dado rail, and a chalky, putty paint tone on the panelling below combine to set the tone for the whole house. Period details abound in this home....Full details on Modern Country Style blog: Swedish/French Style Victorian House Tour

£55 Our industrial inspired pendant light has been made from strong, lightweight iron finished in a soft taupe shade to suit most interior styles. Each pendant includes a simple transparent flex, matching ceiling rose and a gloss white interior to reflect the light into your space. Click here to view our useful lighting buying guide, and take a look at our blog for ideas on how incorporate lighting into your home.