Downstairs bedroom at Mt. Notice the blue paint. Blue was the most expensive color to make in the Century, based on the materials, so exceedingly expensive. This bright color blue was very fashionable at the time.
As a respite from his cares on the battlefield, George Washington planned out the delicate classical details of his Robert Adam-inspired "new" dining room at Mount Vernon, by far the house's grandest room--and one of America's most beautiful.