The Colors of Mid-Century Modern

April 7th, 2010

Image courtesy of Retrorenovation.com


There is always something stunning about coming across gems like these two mid-century color palettes. While they may not be the most attractive images, they certainly have helped me nail down that ever-so-unique mid-century vibe. I’m most drawn to the Siliconized High Gloss and Color Varnish sets.

You can see some other examples of these colors in use here and here.

Posted by on 04/7/10 in 1960s, 1970s, Design, Mid Century

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  1. Ian Houghton says:

    Ooh, I like the bottom rowof those mixed oil stains. Retro-licious.

  2. [...] A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across these beautiful pieces by Cristiana Couceiro. I was immediately engaged by the simple, collage-like style and muted mid-century colors. [...]

  3. Ian says:

    Thank you very much for posting these colors, I’m definitely going to use them in the future. The future being right now, actually.

  4. Dan Gayle says:

    Awesome find. Bookmarked!

  5. [...] all of them because I like their ability to be understated yet stylish. This great palette I found over at Wanken was a very useful [...]

  6. I wish I had a “PINK” eames fiberglass chair. Thats too cool and sooo rare.

  7. Great colors. Mid-century style is coming back right now thnks to Mad Men.

  8. Color represents sub-suggestions & can create a ‘mood’ in any environment …
    Choose With Thought !!!

    Thanks in sharing …
    Miroslav Svestka
    President & CEO
    Printing Industry Exhange


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