Decorate Your Retro Style Home with "Hip" Colors and Mod Designs


Retro "is no longer a term limited to talking about the 50's rock and roll years;" retro "is something" cool "" from the "past". "The past can be the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and yes the 80s Time flies and antique dealers realize that the collector's items of the '60s and' 70s are now of interest to collectors.

For beginners … think ORANGE- SUNFLOWER YELLOW-BROWN-ROSE-GREEN or BLACK & WHITE Some say that these colors could stop the traffic, but it is important to remember that the colors of "day" were "in" during the years " "The palettes of the 60s were brilliant, bold, exciting and sometimes exaggerated … There are no soft pastels here … and certainly not muted in the 60s.

the illusions of Optics (Op Art), geometry, abstracts and of course vibrant flowers. Textile designers who worked for firms such as Heal or Conran captured the attention of the "crowd" with their screen-printed fabrics of contemporary designs, experiments Expansion of the spirit of the Hippie generation have become a part of popular culture and have been used on home and kitchen accessories as well as on luggage, clothing, textiles and of course posters and even buses.

The British stylist "mod" Mary Quant also welcomed her look into the kitchen where her popular daisies motif could be found on the toaster and canister. Colors of orange and sunny yellow combined with earthy tones controlled kitchenware and household items. The accessories also included motifs with fungi or fancy vegetables. The cast iron cookware set of Le Creuset in its signature orange color has been found in kitchens overseas as well as in America during the "mod years". Ceramics, glassware, pottery and textiles often had resumes and geometric patterns and were made of bright colors or black and white. Heavy plastics was a popular material for household items and furniture of the 60s.

Today, the popular colors and patterns of the sixties or "generation mod" appear everywhere. Models that are clearly inspired by the Hippie generation are replicated on everything from apparel to office accessories and are purchased by young buyers in America and abroad. Mixing vintage styles with newer looks is also very "cool" and a popular decorating style today.

While 1960s collectibles have moved more slowly in brick and mortar stores than in previous periods, hip collectibles are gaining momentum. The children of babyboomers are interested in contemporary interpretations of the retro looks of the sixties, but also of the seventies and buy many reproductions of these decades.

Many online businesses with "shaggy sixties" websites are dealing with buyers who love pink, brown and lime green palettes as well as cute patterns of stripes, peas and swirling designs are growing. In fact, there are web designers who specialize in this look.

It is useful to follow what is sold in department stores and at home outlets, as these trends are often of interest to buyers looking for "originals". For example, now bright greens, pinks, yellows and oranges are considered "cool" colors and collectibles found in these colors with "groovy" patterns become important. A suggestion for antique dealers and collectors is to take out everything that was packed in the 60's and have fun reliving what Austin Powers calls the "Shagadelic" style baby!

Buyers of "Twenty-Thirty-something" start ordering "psychedelic" items for home and clothes, baby boomers (who lived through the sixties) are even more likely to want to acquire the real thing to label sales, to stores and flea markets. That's not to say that collecting "retro" is a hobby only for "the older generation", but it must be acknowledged … the babyboomers were there ….. and can appreciate to find a real drink "flower power" glasses in a bargain store.


Source by C. Dianne Zweig

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