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The ca. 1812 trim color discovered on the trim was an off-white or tannish color that was produced in the Madison-era by grinding lead white and ocher pigments into linseed oil and whiting (ground chalk).  During President Madison’s time this color was known as “buff” or “stone” and was a common color for architectural trim.


The ca. 1812 trim color.  The color, which in the Munsell color notation system is Hue - 3.3Y, Value - 7.6, Chroma - 1.5, most closely matches a Benjamin Moore color named  "clay beige."