When you think about historic New England houses you probably imagine a simple, white box with a peaked roof. But hiding inside most of these buildings are ample amounts of intense, saturated color — just not always on the walls...
We were in this old New Hampshire Town Hall getting a marriage license and couldn't get over the powerful simplicity of the turquoise blue and buttercup yellow trim framing the interior of creamy white walls and wood benches.
The practice of painting bright colors on trim and doors rather than walls isn't something you see too often anymore — although this is technically the same painting concept most people do default to when it comes to the exterior of their homes (neutral siding with colorful shutters and doors).
We don't live in a historic setting but if we did we would definitely reference this painting guide from Historic New England via California Paints. If you're interested in more New England color facts, check out Jeanine's post on blue porch ceilings.