Thursday, January 19, 2006

Question from Ash - Decorative colors


I have searched the web to find out what was a popular colour for royal decoration in the time of Henry VIII. If anyone could help I'll be very grateful.



3 Comments:

Anonymous Sara said...

A lot of times members of the royal family would use gold, to show off their wealth and make everything more impressive. Also, purple was a color that only important nobles or members of the royal family could wear, if that helps

January 20, 2006 7:32 AM  
Blogger BritishNut56 said...

Gold and jewels played their prominent part in decorations. Add to that yellow and red sarcanet, cloaks of scarlett, crimson satin, bright yellow, cloth of gold, cloth of silver...it seems that every spectrum of the rainbow was featured as decoration.

Huge sideboards of gold plate would be along the walls of the entertainment venues. Add the added shine of candlelight, and the Tudor court would just gleam.

January 20, 2006 9:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Green and white were the colors of the tudors. They were Henry and his father's favorite colors. Even when Rbt Dudley lost nthe campain against Queen Mary when he tried to put Jane Grey on the throne, Elizabeth 1 showed up in tudor colors green and white

February 16, 2006 10:09 AM  

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