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Bright Colors and Geometric Patterns – Hot Mid-Century Trend

By: Decorated Life Team |

Geometric patterns, bright colors and streamlined furniture are mid-century modern and the new hot trend – decor from the 1960’s and 1970’s. I think you can see why; it’s a clean, fluid sophistication and the modern era.

mid-century bathrooms

According to in their article Midcentury Style a Hot Trend in Home Decor This Year has this to say;

Influences include stylized floral and geometric patterns; cheerful, bright colors; clean, uncluttered Scandinavian designs and styles; lighter woods; and lighting, accessories, wall art and patterning from those decades. These elements combine for a wonderful, relaxed feeling.

Look for tapered, thin legs on furniture; ceramic-vase-shaped lamps with drum shades often decorated with geometric motifs; boomerang shapes; and Space Age, Sputnik and “The Jetsons”-type designs.

Read the full article here.

How do you get the mid-century modern look? Accessories, pillows, wall decor, bed linen and pieces of furniture with mid century colors and retro styles.

What is the New Midcentury Modern Look?

Minimal wire lighting


Colors, designers and patterns from the Mid Century

Bold colors and over sized florals and geometric patterns reminiscent of Finnish design and textile company Marimekko are back!

bold colors

Designs by icon Milo Baughman, designer for Thayer Coggin furniture manufacturer are being reproduced.

mid-century bench and storage

Geometric patterns and grillwork designs 

Interlocking geometric patterns are used on credenzas, sideboards, floor screens, cocktail tables, lampshades, hanging fixtures, area rugs and textiles, a reminder of David Hicks the influential English designer. These pieces create simple focal points and don’t need a lot of accessories to make them work.

The mid century modern credenza shopping picks | My Paradissi:

Colors are key

Tangerine Tango, Pantone’s color of the year is so in! So is New Hot Pink, a bright fuchsia with tinges of raspberry and Bright Aqua. Bright colors are the key!

Home Tour: A Jewelry Designer’s Glam Pacific Palisades Home via @mydomaine:

Technology and environmentally friendly materials

We haven’t gone back completely to the 1960’s and 1970’s as companies are mixing the latest technology using recycled or reclaimed materials and new materials, technology, design ethics and scale.

Want Mid Century Ideas?

You can find beautiful examples of mid century homes at midcenturyliving, midcenturymodernist or modernfindings – these houses are plush, lush and give me midcentury envy.


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