Denver: The McMurtry Mfg. Co., [1940s]. Oblong 8vo (16.5 x 22.8 cm). Original color-illustrated wrappers; 4 pp. text followed by 30 color plates printed rectos only. Some very minor soiling and toning to covers, minor wear along spine, overall very good.
The McMurtry Manufacturing Company was formed in 1905, when John McMurtry purchased and reorganized the Hallack Paint, Oil, & Glass Company, which he had previously been managing. Over the course of the next two decades, the company developed from a small, local paint, varnish, and stained glass business into one of the largest paint suppliers in the western United States, eventually being acquired in the 1960s by Valspar.
The first few pages of this catalogue provide information on calculating the amount of paint needed for various interior and exterior painting projects, as well as technical suggestions for successful painting. The introduction also discusses the harmony of color, the effect of color on the home's atmosphere, and choice of colors based on warm or cool tones and the amount of light a room gets.
The 30 color plates which follow offer suggested color combinations for interiors and exteriors of single family homes. The exterior palettes are mostly shades of browns, grays, and greens. The interiors show ideas for various rooms in the home including living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms, with lots of pinks, greens, peaches, and beiges.
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Book ID: 51965