Speaking of paint, while the husband and I were at Sherwin Williams getting our samples I came across something pretty nifty. The Sherwin Williams Historical Collection is a five different paint palettes based on eras in American design. Of course our house being a mid-50s ranch I was drawn to the "Suburban Modern" colors. There's also Colonial/Classical, Victorian (1880s), Arts & Crafts(1900s), The Jazz Age (1920s), and Streamlined Years (1930s).
Historically accurate paint colors with all the modern conveniences? Ah, I'm in love!