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The Queen Anne style emerged within the Victorian period between 1880 and 1910. It uses wall surfaces as decorative elements. This is accomplished by avoiding flat walls through the use of gables, bay windows, towers, overhangs, wall projections and several different cladding materials.
See how style and performance come together as one with our Queen Anne Pattern Book. Download a PDF or Order a Printed Copy.
The Victorians painted their houses in a rainbow of colors. Although brighter colors are standard for Queen Anne homes today, the Victorian preference was for darker earth-tone colors, including but not limited to sienna, red, forest green, burnt yellow, and muddy brown.
Follow the color combination matrix below to mix and match the rich, earth-tone colors in the Queen Anne style and create your exterior window options. Andersen A-Series exterior trim is available in 11 colors, so you can match or complement your window and door colors to create a variety of looks. With E-Series/Eagle products, match or contrast the trim of the windows and doors with any of 50 exterior colors, custom colors and anodized finishes.
Exterior trim styles range from simple, flat board trim with drip caps to elaborately carved jamb trim and pediments. The various trim components are often painted in different colors.
To achieve that authentic American Farmhouse styling, or to create a variance all your own, A-Series products provide a choice of three exterior trim profiles and three head trim options; with 11 colors to choose from. For a historically accurate look, our E-Series/Eagle windows and doors are available with up to 5 1/2" flat trim and comes in 50 exterior colors, custom colors, and anodized finishes.
Window hardware embraces the mass production methods of the Victorian era and is elaborately decorated. Double-hung windows, which are the main window type in the Queen Anne style, feature sash locks and sash lifts in either antique brass, polished brass or oil rubbed bronze finishes. Satin nickel is also an alternative.
Like window hardware, door hardware is elaborately decorated. The Italianate doors found in many Queen Anne style homes are often substantial, with the hardware also being of considerable size and weight. Handles, deadbolts, door knockers and mail slots are standard for front doors and are usually finished in antique brass, polished brass or oil rubbed bronze. Satin nickel is also an option.
You can also view the pattern book on the Andersen Home Style Pattern Book app:
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