Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Preserving Midcentury Modern Architecture

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  The Fall 2008 issue of CA Modern magazine contains an excellent article entitled “Streetscape Smarts.” The article discusses strategies that some California midcentury modern neighborhoods are using to safeguard their architectural character. Included is a section on “tips for preserving your neighborhood.” To read the article click here...
  Owners interested in more historically accurate paint jobs of their midcentury homes might consider Sherwin-Williams’ Suburban Modern paint palette. According to Sherwin-Williams, “The smaller stature of suburban modern homes allowed them to be painted in brighter, more unique colors such as Caribbean Coral, Burma Jade, Stratford Blue and Harvest Gold, often edged in white trim." To view the Sherwin-Williams Suburban Modern exterior paint brochure click here… and to view the interior paint brochure click here…
  Another source of information on midcentury house paint colors is an article, entitled “Hues that say you,” in the Fall 2008 issue of CA Modern magazine. To read the article click here…

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