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Rainbow Connection: Color Through the Decades I

November 23, 2021
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1880s – 1910s – As a counter trend to the excesses of the Victorian era the Arts & Crafts movement embodied honesty in craftsmanship, celebrating the joys of nature and hearth and home with colors that range from simple off whites to rich earth tones.

FireShot Capture 7307 - Color Through the Decades_ 1880s - 1910s - Sherwin-Williams_ - www.sherwin-williams.com

FireShot Capture 7309 - Color Through the Decades_ 1880s - 1910s - Sherwin-Williams_ - www.sherwin-williams.com

1920s – The Jazz Age – wall colors were generally light neutrals and greys with accessories and accents in vibrant colors like Chinese Red and Blue Peacock.

FireShot Capture 7305 - Color Through the Decades_ 1920s - Sherwin-Williams_ - www.sherwin-williams.com

FireShot Capture 7306 - Color Through the Decades_ 1920s - Sherwin-Williams_ - www.sherwin-williams.com

1930s and 1940s – The Bauhaus inspired modern movement and streamlined design were making an impact. Interior colors of the time were soft and dusty with creamy yellows, blued grays, soft pinks and accents in deep forest green and burgundy.

FireShot Capture 7301 - Color Through the Decades_ 1930s - 1940s - Sherwin-Williams_ - www.sherwin-williams.com

FireShot Capture 7302 - Color Through the Decades_ 1930s - 1940s - Sherwin-Williams_ - www.sherwin-williams.com

1950s – The exuberant post war boom was a mix of styles with mid-century modern and Scandinavian influences making the most impact. Pastels are the norm with pink and turquoise appliances adorning the kitchen and laundry room. Lilac and Chartreuse are very popular.

FireShot Capture 7303 - Color Through the Decades_ 1950s - Sherwin-Williams_ - www.sherwin-williams.com

FireShot Capture 7304 - Color Through the Decades_ 1950s - Sherwin-Williams_ - www.sherwin-williams.com

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