Not much wood in English Victorian.
And getting the viewers attention can take some effort. The colours and patterns certainly help these railings do that.
You are right. It's a real eye catcher.
Thankfully it's ready for a repaint; this doesn't work for me at all.
Indeed, 1950's!In 1955, both Packard and Studebaker offered tri-tone paint jobs on certain models with the white/pink.grey (or black) combo - in Studebaker's case, it was offered on the Speedster. In Packard's case, it was on the Caribbean.(You KNEW ol' «Louis» would tie this in to cars somehow, didn't you?!);-D