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Vintage Decorating Ideas with Trending Colors

Feb 23, 2015 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Ready to refresh your decor? Pantone, the foremost authority on color trends, has released their color forecast for Spring 2015. With the intensity of winter storms that we’ve been experiencing here in the northeast, many of us are not only ready for warmer weather but are looking forward to sprucing up our interiors with decor

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Retro Colors: Fiesta on Display

Apr 06, 2013 |  Retro Staff No Comments

Introduced in 1936, Fiesta dinnerware was casual yet inexpensive tableware in solid colors. One could easily mix and match colors to create a beautiful spectrum on the dinner table. The line was discontinued in 1972, but was revived in 1986. The original line featured just five colors – red (which was actually an orange), blue,

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1950s Exterior Paint Colors

Sep 04, 2012 |  Retro Staff 1  Comment

In the 1950s, Americans were ready to enjoy prosperity in simple forms. The war was over, and people set out to build smaller homes and adorn them with brighter colors. At the least, many homeowners updated the exterior of their houses with new paint colors that reflected the country’s newfound optimism. In later years, we

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1970s Decorating Style

Jul 18, 2010 |  Retro Staff 4 Comments

Elements of 1970s Retro Decorating Style American novelist Tom Wolfe labeled the 1970s as “the Me Decade”. He based this on America’s newfound preoccupation with self-discovery and self-awareness. Amidst an oil crisis and rising inflation, American interior design changed to reflect a new regard for nature and an awareness of environmental concerns. Design also reflected

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1960s Decorating Style

May 10, 2010 |  Retro Staff 8 Comments

Elements of 1960s Retro Decorating Style The Sixties were a time of enormous change, both technologically and socially. The space race was on and the American culture was focused on Sputnik, the Cold War and jet airplanes that were able to transport people faster than ever before. American culture was also focused on a younger

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