An Essay on Federation Colour Schemes


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31 Canterbury Road, CAMBERWELL
31 Canterbury Road, CAMBERWELL


FEDERATION (Queen Anne) 1900 - 1910

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Federation Typical Design Features:

Roof
  • Roofs are broken up by false gables and capped with decorative teracotta ridges and ornamentation.
  • Teracotta tiles and sometimes corrugated iron.
Walls
  • Red or dark brown bricks and often a mixture of both.
  • Exposed rafters are visible under roof.
  • Brickwork often finished with 'tuck pointing' - ridges of white mortar along brickwork.
Verandah
  • Turned timber verandah columns are supplemented by elaborate decoration often influenced by Art Nouveau styles.
Fence
  • Low picket fences usually in white or cream.
Windows
  • Bay windows with shingles above. Leadlight window panes or coloured glass are featured over main windows.
Colour Pallete
  • Details: Grey Green, Sky, Mid Brunswick Green, Dark Crimson
  • Main Colours: Rich Red, Pearl Lustre, Manilla, Mistletoe, Dark Brown

18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell, Vic 3124
18 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell, Vic 3124
2 Studley Avenue Kew 3101
2 Studley Avenue Kew 3101


EDWARDIAN 1900-1920
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Edwardian Typical Design Features:

Roof
  • Hipped roofs with wide eaves, usually featuring a prominent front gable end.
  • Teracotta tiles and sometimes painted corrugated iron.
  • Roughcast rendered shingles, pebbledash or half timbered features usually situated over a bay window.
Walls
  • Either red brickwork or weatherboard square edged or bullnosed.
  • Sometimes weatherboard replicates blocks of stonework.
  • Decorative bands of render, usually in cream, often included.
Verandah
  • Usually a return L-shape. Homes frequently had one room projecting forward with return verandah attached to this.
  • Valances with timber decorative posts and brackets. Fretwork was used for finer details.
Fence
  • Cyclone fences made of woven wire with posts of timber or steel and tubular steel gates.
Windows
  • Grouped together in pairs or threes.
  • Leadlight windows featured near doors.
  • Sunshades supported by timber brackets over windows common on the north and west sides of the home.
Colour Pallete
  • Details: Grey Green, Sky, Mid Brunswick Green, Dark Crimson
  • Main Colours: Rich Red, Pearl Lustre, Manilla, Mistletoe

2 Studley Avenue Kew 3101
2 Studley Avenue Kew 3101

608 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL
608 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL

33 Edward Street Norwood SA

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Queen Anne Federation

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A traditional colour scheme of deep reds, golds and warm creams
highlights the intricate detailing of traditional federation homes.

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Traditional Federation

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Subtle shades of neutrals highlight features on this bungalow.- See more:

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Modern Federation

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A palette of grey highlights stain glass windows and historical detailing.

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Edwardian

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Soft neutrals are accented with a deep red door, and blue trim.

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Arden 1045 Burke Road HAWTHORN EAST
Arden 1045 Burke Road HAWTHORN EAST

98 Riversdale Road HAWTHORN
98 Riversdale Road HAWTHORN

105 Kensington Road NORWOOD

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105 Kensington Road NORWOOD
105 Kensington Road NORWOOD

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608 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL
608 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL

608 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL
608 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL

Gallery of 608 Riversdale Road Camberwell Vic 3124
www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-**camberwell**-111056763
Sold for $3,200,000 Sold Date: Sat 11-Aug-12





Heritage Colour Made Simple

Sep 18, 2013 by Inspirations Paint
Federation House
Federation House

  • Usually made from brick, Federation houses are framed and articulated by their wooden trims and detailed fretwork and this is where the homeowner can incorporate their personal style with colour.
  • Colours became more muted during this time. While Victorian colours such as Red Oxide were still popular, softer tones of blue, green and pink began to be incorporated.

This Federation home demonstrates the move towards the more whimsical tones of the early 20th century.
  • Several colours are used but the look is still understated.
  • The fascia is Dulux Purple Brown.
  • The fretwork is Dulux Grey Green and windows and balusters are finished in Dulux Lime White.
  • The render is Dulux Pale Vellum.

COLOURS BIRDS NEST PY110 | WASHINGTON PT140 | TIMELESS TALES PJ010WH | COLORBOND® IRONSTONE PZ5110

Pascol Federation Colour Schemes

Inspiration made easy

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Five Palettes of Federation Colours:

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608 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL
608 Riversdale Road CAMBERWELL

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Gallery: Wee Nestie, 69 Broadway, Camberwell VIC