“Color period” in the work of Utrillo lasted from 1914 to the early 1930s. The palette of the artist is now as if blooming and sharply different from his palette of the “white period”. In the years of the “color period” the line in Utrillo’s paintings acquires clarity and confidence, this is especially emphasized by the prospect, as, for example, in the work “Street in Villafranca,” 1921.
The artist’s brushstroke becomes wider and freer, and he prefers thick, more transparent layers of paint to the thick impasto of his own beginning. “Color period” is also notable for the fact that Utrillo is developing new elements, including human figures. Thus, they fill the entire foreground of the “House in Villiers”, although in general people in Utrillo perform only a secondary role. In the main characters, they never get to him.