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"Color Will Work Wonders" - 1930

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A touch of deep blue on the back of built-in bookcases enlivens this 1930s living room.

"The secret is color [which] will work wonders," advises a circa 1930 Benjamin Moore color brochure titled Fountain of Youth. "Harmonious colors of paint on walls, ceiling trim and floor with the right accents in furniture, rugs, lamps, drapes, and accessories" make for a beautiful living room.

The scheme includes a light blue ceiling, cloud gray walls, French gray trim and wainscot, a black painted floor and a gray green rug. High points in color are the red upholstery and the touches of bright blue on the built-in bookcases.

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