The Brady Bunch began airing in 1969 — their birthday was just a few days ago, Sept. 26. This 1969 paint color brochure from Benjamin Moore is not featuring their house, but it might as well be. The colors that dominated the upcoming 70s era are all here: Empire Gold, Mango Orange, Wedgwood (aka Avocado) Green, Tobacco Brown…. The 1969 living room above isn’t exactly Carol Brady — she and architect Mike had the mod California split level thing going on… but I particularly like the arrangement of prints and wall plaques. This is definitely “coolonial” decor, groovy in its own right. Click through for 14 more images from 1969, some of which are sure to have you scratching your head saying, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!… Heck yeah there is more →
Here are the popular 1969 colors called out in Benjamin Moore’s 1969 Color Festival paint brochure. The full-sized scan is after the jump –> Heck yeah there is more →
Well, the color schemes from this 1968 Sherwin Williams brochure are finally pushing my tolerance level. Folks are getting just a little too crafty for their own good. The color scheme for the Eichler style home – with its high, beamed ceilings, is very pleasing, though. 9 more photos, including some trying interiors, after the jump…. Heck yeah there is more →
I am in the process of cleaning out my attic right now, in order to add more insulation. I am on a ‘green’ kick that I have not begun to write about yet… that’s another miniseries coming up sometime soon. Meanwhile, we’re heading toward the finish of my blast-of-the-past week of 1960s interiors. Maybe after I finish my attic purge, I’ll then have space available to make it over into a teenage groove pad just like this 1968 Sherwin Williams design. The wall color is “lush apricot.” Dreamy. Click on through for 15 more eye popping interiors from 1968… Heck yeah there is more →
Today, nine images of 1960s bedrooms, kid’s spaces and more from my new stash of vintage Sherwin-Williams paint brochures. I’m seeing plenty of good ideas in these interiors from 1967. In particular, I love the built-in nooks… the high-contrast, graphic interiors… and the wonderful touch the interior designers have, in terms of choosing accent colors that keep your eyes dancing through the room. This is a real skill – but it can be learned by training your eye. Heck yeah there is more →
Sonny and Cher, circa 1965, to help set the mood for our week of 1960s colors and interiors. My oh my, what a blast from my past. I was born and raised in Southern California until I was 12. This stuff was totally the stuff of my childhood. My soul candy. Hippie at heart, at age 6, and always.