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House Paint Color Guide: Classic White at Hill-Stead Museum

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White is a classic choice for stately buildings like the Colonial Revival Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut.
Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut

Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut

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Light colors make a house seem larger, and spacious estates like the Hill-Stead Museum are often painted white to suggest an aura of elegance and grandeur. Built in 1901, Hill-Stead is often called one of America's finest examples of Colonial Revival architecture. The green shutters are a distinguished, traditional detail.

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