Mid century paint colors: Painting your 60s ranch home (and more) – a retro palette, courtesy Ronn

Fridays are shaping up (informally) to be the day we think about sprucing up our postwar jewel boxes – on the outside. Today, this terrific 60s paint palette from reader Ronn. Not only are the colors great, but the graphics of the paint chips themselves are yummy. Ronn admits, this is a treasure he keeps in his NFS (not for sale) treasure trove.

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  1. Ronn says:


    Ronn here. The paint chips have no fading, and I did my best to make sure the colors are accurate for everyone’s screens. The shot might read about 10% too dark. None the less, this was a big help for OUR home, and a cool NFS display piece in my store.

  2. Mary-Frances Main says:

    Oh, that’s FABULOUS! Does he think they’ve faded at all? I’m still working on a paint color for our trim.

  3. 50sPam says:

    I have quite a few posts on Paint Colors and added the key ones to the post. Also see the Categories for paint colors to see more stories.

  4. Jane says:

    This is exactly the kind of source we have been looking for.

    Sherwin-Williams does a sampler palette of suburban modern colors, too. You may have to ask at the counter for one…they fly out of the display case!

  5. Sumac Sue says:

    Such rich looking colors. Thanks for sharing. We’ll have to consider these for our shutters and front door.

  6. Femme1 says:

    Those paint samples are great, Ronn! They take me back to my childhood in the 60’s Baltimore suburbs where every house was painted a different pastel-ish color. I don’t think I’ve seen that shade of lavender since back then.

    And now, living in Bloomington, Indiana (the home of John Mellencamp, of “Little Pink Houses” fame), people seem to be reverting to these paint colors for their ranches and splits.

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