VINTAGE HOMES | Pops of Color of White

vintage home via Making Nice in the Midwest

By now, you’ve probably noticed the trend towards white walls in interiors these days. Especially in the homes of bloggers, eh? But this Scandinavian influence is certainly nothing new. American mid-century homes often used this clean style as a backdrop for simple furniture and bright artwork and textiles. I’m kind of missing the white walls of our apartment, so we’ve been considering brightening up a space or two in our home with a coat of white on the walls. I really love balancing whites with warm neutrals and bold colors, and these vintage homes have done just that. Too bad Phil wouldn’t agree to purple carpet!

Public domain images link directly to where I originally found them.

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7 Responses

  1. Kelley says:

    I love the last pic! I’ve been thinking about rugs for our apartment and something like that would be perfect, but in a throw version:)

  2. Chloe Moon says:

    I think one of the reasons I watch Mad Men is to see the mid century homes! I love all the colors!! =)

  3. Sammi says:

    LOVE these old photos, and the style of decor in them! So inspiring! I love the pops of color so much!

  4. Dom says:

    Me likely the last photo with the jewel tone accents. That room just looks cool overall. Also, it takes a special kind of bravery to have purple plush carpeting. Yikes. Talk about vintage, for sure!

  5. The two-tone purple carpet is amazing. Is that black cat 1950’s photoshopped into the picture? I think so!

  6. sunny says:

    Pretty purple carpeting!

    I do think that first photo reminds me of a photo on A Beautiful Mess – of your living room.
    Is it similar? (the pale brick wall, the fireplace)