A 1917 Colour Chart for House Colors

Please note: This colour chart will not show true colors on all computer monitors. The Evercote Paint Card is only one paint card that was available c 1917. Pre-mixed paints had been available in larger cities since the 1880’s, but painters were still buying pigments and grinding and mixing them with linseed oil to make their own colors on-site as late as the 1920’s, giving a wide range of available colours for the homeowner. Interior water based pigments were also available in a wide range of soft tones.