Category Archives: Mid-Century Modern

Retro Accent Colors

In my last post I featured a collection of mid-century modern spaces.

{rex kelly}

This time I have few more, but the emphasis is on accent colors.  If you love retro and really want to work color in your space, these photos will give you ideas for creating a colorful, authentic look.

{Keep these colors in mind when looking through the photos.}

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{rex kelly}

{met home}

{twentyfirstcenturyretro.com}

{flickr}

{alldoing.com}

{plastolux.com}

{distroarchitecture.com}

What’s Hot Now: Mid-Century Modern

If the saying, “What’s old is new again…” is true, then this surely applies to the mid-century modern design style.

{dwr}

With so many websites, movies and a popular television series — Mad Men –  showcasing this style, mid-century modern is one of the hottest looks in design right now.

{veluxe interiors}

With it’s clean lines, big patterns and surprising use of color, this design trend defined the 1950′s and 60′s.  These days, many homeowners have turned to eBay, local thrift stores and flea markets to imitate this look.  This style is all about simplicity, function and mixing & matching — more people are adding modern pieces to their traditional decor.

{wary meyers}

When it comes to color schemes, for an authentic look go for neutrals, moss green, yellow-green, turquoise, pink, orange and harvest yellow.  And if you’re scouring second-hand stores for furniture or searching for reproductions, be on the lookout for Eames-inspired wire chairs, Saarinen tulip chairs and pedestal tables, and formed-wood pieces inspired by designers like Marcel Breuer.

{tasty decor}

{veluxe interiors}

{visualingual via houz}

{the washington post}

{modhomeec.com}

{asmallelf.com}

{elle decor}

Do you like mid-century modern?  If so, check back soon — my next post will be filled with more great ideas for decorating and choosing colors the retro way!

Mid-Century Modern Hues

The 1950′s and 60′s was indeed a colorful time in history.  During this period, it appears that color-phobia wasn’t much of an issue as homeowners used vibrant hues liberally.  After all, it was a post-war era and there was much to be happy about.

{poetic home}

A look back can be comical or maybe even nostalgic, but there is no doubt that this period influences today’s interiors as we continue to be inspired by classic streamlined furniture and bold hues.

{living etc.}

These photos of present-day interiors are reminders that fun colors aren’t just for kids.

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{flicker – jonathan lo}

{flickr – jonathan lo}

{apartment therapy}

{design shrine}

{new classic style}

{new classic style}

top photo:  home and decor