Color Through the Decades: 1930s - 1940s Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Houzz Share this with your friends Share with email Print page The Bauhaus inspired modern movement and streamlined design were making an impact.
Decor. Brick and brass fireplaces, chrome wall sconces with milk-glass shades, metal pole lamps with beaded fringes, and small, round mirrors added light and reflection to a 1930s living room.
Certainly there must have been a way to modernize certain aspects of the living room without covering up the original structure and still have the elements work together in a harmonious way. The shape and texture of the wall provided a wonderful opportunity for the remodelers - now it looks like any old "design blog" house.
Elements of 1960s Retro Decorating Style. The Sixties were a time of enormous change, both technologically and socially. The space race was on and the American culture was focused on Sputnik, the Cold War and jet airplanes that were able to transport people faster than ever before.
1930s fashion color combinations were often contrasting but rarely as clashing as the 1920s. Blue and pink, yellow and green and tonal variations such as red and pink or brown and tan. There was one color, however, which was combined with all other colors: white. White was the base for many pattern fabrics, from gingham checks to stripes and floral.
Vintage wallpaper with kitchen designs printed in the 1940s and 1950s; authentic, old stock vintage wallpaper from the Hannah's Treasures collection.