Victorian interior design is known for its rich, dark colors – usually burgundy, plum, ruby, emerald, forest green, and navy. To give the look a feel of royalty and indulgence, a touch of gold is added. The right balance of color and texture between the walls, molding, ceiling, and woodwork is considered when selecting a Victorian color scheme. In Victorian homes, the choice of color depends on the use of the room. Hallways are painted gray to give emphasis to the bolder colors of the surrounding rooms.
via Architectural Digest