The folks over at Modern Capital posted a great link on their Facebook page today. Paint company California Paints have a feature on their website where they showcase various paint colors (both interior and exterior) according to time period in their 20th Century Colors of America.
If you head down to the 1940s to the 1960s you’ll find colors for, our favorite, mid-century modern!
Here’s what they had to say:
The post-World War II housing boom and the popularization of modern architecture brought bold colors in deep tones into popularity once again. Earth tones dominated exteriors, while interiors featured sophisticated, modulated neutral shades like bone, gray-beige, pearl gray, and taupe alongside saturated accents in fuchsia, teal, evergreen, charcoal, and chocolate with strong contrasts in chartreuse, tangerine, gold, and sulfur yellow.
Check out the colors below and some of the stories behind those individual colors.
Today’s post comes from mid-century modern enthusiast and D.C.-area Realtor Michael Shapiro. Michael works diligently to share his knowledge of local mid-century modern and modern homes, and to help support the preservation of mid-century modern architecture in the nation’s capital. He is also the mastermind behind the blog, Modern Capital, which is full of great information on mid-century modern real estate, design and events.
image from Modern Capital
D.C. and the surrounding suburbs is a traditional place with very few mid-century modern homes. Right? That’s the conventional wisdom I hear from many people I talk to, including many fellow real estate agents, when I tell them about all the communities I have featured on my blog, Modern Capital. While the D.C. area may be dominated by older, traditional homes and newer McMansions, if you scratch beneath the surface and explore a bit you can find a world of interesting mid-century modern neighborhoods across our area. Read more