When it comes to Midcentury modern furniture and decorating, color schemes tend to lean toward the more muted. That’s not to say that it can’t be fun to bring in pop of color. In fact, if you’re looking for color inspiration for your next project, I’ve got some ideas for you. These 15 midcentury modern color palette ideas are perfect for you to try!
The midcentury modern movement was all about clean lines and the purest of form. Many of the most popular design styles are inspired by, or directly related to, this 70-year-old aesthetic. Today we’re going to take a look at 15 different palettes that represent some of the most popular midcentury modern home décor trends from 1950s to 70s.
01. Yellow and Red
Although bold, this color palette makes for the perfect accent and standout centerpiece. Whether you’re adding it in walls, flooring or even furniture pieces, yellow and red looks great in cheerful and chic bedrooms or even dining rooms and bathrooms.
02. Green and Beige
Midcentury modern wasn’t just bright and bold colors, it can also be neutrals and cold tones for subtlety and tranquility. Calming beige can go perfectly with deep green, two differing colors that complement the retro-styled furniture.
03. Blue and White
You don’t need to always decorate your kitchen in only white colors. Pairing neutrals like white or beige in clean cabinetry with a colorful blue backsplash is the perfect way to add that midcentury feel without too much trouble.
04. Blue and Brass
If you’re down for a monochromatic but bright and bold color palette, why not go for blue with brass elements? You can go all in with velvety blue furniture and accessories and a little extra contrast with brass lighting fixtures or decor.
05. Yellow and Gold
Pops of burnt yellow in any space add a retro color and pair nicely with gold accents. These two colors go together perfectly for a midcentury modern feel and will make a big impact in a white background.
06. Pink and Teal
For brighter and bolder colors with the midcentury modern style go for lush and deep teal with the cheerful and light pink. It will make any room feel bigger, more laid-back and definitely more stylish.
07. Blue and Red
Blue and red may seem like it won’t go well together but these lovely hues add lighthearted midcentury color to any room. Red carpets and blue cabinetry in a kitchen will look warm and bright.
08. Beige and Yellow
A muted color palette brings the retro feel in a simple pairing with eye-catching yellow and understated beige. It allows for warmth and color without feeling cluttered. Show off some amazing wooden furniture pieces with this color palette.
09. Green and Brown
Deep green and brown brings elegance to any space, whether they’re contrasting with midcentury furniture pieces or being added to walls and flooring. It fits a sitting room perfectly, as well as a library or den. Add some beautiful square midcentury furniture pieces for the best look.
10. Blue and Green
For a more tropical feel, try out blue and green together. Pops of blue add fun color alongside the green of the sofa and houseplants. The midcentury feeling will be brought out with this palette, even more so if you add retro accessories like pots, trays and vases.
11. White and Wood
Midcentury furniture is normally elegantly crafted with rich tones and, normally, with wooden materials. Embrace this! This furniture with a calm and minimalist presence will celebrate midcentury modern style int he best way.
12. Gray and White
13. Blue and Yellow
Deep blue and golden yellow are a match made in heaven when it comes to midcentury modern style. It has a distinctly retro vibe that looks especially beautiful in larger rooms where the space allows these colors to really shine!
14. Pink and Black
For a carefree and young feel, pink and black together brings that Palm Springs vibe with utter elegance. This combo works especially well in living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms.
15. Orange and Yellow
If you want another combo for a kitchen, orange and yellow are perfect for a midcentury modern style. This sunny and retro pairing makes nearly any space feel more cheerful and bright.