Hastings Museum employees took time from their regular routine last week to help paint the walls of the building's main gallery with splashes of green, blue and coral.
The colors reflect the style of the original architecture and art deco theme of the museum, built in 1939.
"We knew we needed to paint, we just didn't know what color," said Doug Hyler, who is in charge of exhibits at the museum.
Once the decision to update the area was official, Hyler began extensive research on the color scheme in staying true to the art deco theme.
The process of choosing colors was harder than expected, said museum director Becky Matticks.