Heritage colours and care

Use the resources on this page to select external paint colours and to care for your historic home in Ku-ring-gai.

Heritage colours guidance

To enhance the authenticity and distinctiveness of your heritage building, Council has produced a free illustrated colours guide to help you select traditional colours.

The guideline contains researched external colour schemes for the main architectural styles found in Ku-ring-gai. These translate historic research into 48 illustrated colour charts for Federation, Inter-war, Post-war and Late Twentieth architecture.

The paint colours in this guide have been updated to current standards where possible and verified as historically accurate by Council’s heritage specialists.

You can use this guide to apply for a heritage home grant for external painting in a traditional scheme.

View our grant page for eligibility and more information

View the guidelines

Download the guidelines

Download the Heritage Colours in Ku-ring-gai Technical Guidelines(PDF, 8MB)

Interactive flipbook

* Interactive version: Click on the 'full screen' icon located in the middle of the image to view the interactive report in full screen. You can preview the pages of the report and flick between pages by clicking on the left arrow (to go to previous page) and right arrow (to go to next page).