Contrast and variety were truly the hallmarks of Victorian style. Period décor brought together multiple rich, intense shades, often from opposite sides of the color wheel. Reds were paired with greens, golds with purples, and gilded molding and accents gave everything the luster of wealth. As time went on, the Victorians began to favor the line over the curve along with slightly more subdued colors. But the intense contrasts and layered decorating styles remained constant.