Paint Colours

antique gustavian dining chairs

Original Swedish Gustavian Colours tend to come from a neutral white, grey, light blue and sometimes green colour palette.

Gilt and gilded wood was also extensively used.

Unlike the current fad for scraped paint finishes (claiming to be original paint), the real original gustavian paint finish would have been a full rich and slightly chalky paint coat using natural pigments.

From the mid 1900s, painting often switched to the classic gustavian grey green tone and was done by spraypaint with a top coat of thin laquer.

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