Designing a Mid Century Modern Space
From Mad Men to NeoCon 2016 in Chicago, Mid Century Modern influence is everywhere in the interiors business. Looking to design your own mid century modern interior space? Whether you’re looking for commercial or residential, here’s the essentials.
Key Features of Mid Century Modern Design
A key feature of mid century interiors is the classic (and famous) Eames furniture and furniture with clean simple lines. Furniture from this era can be identified by the straight clean lines complimented with smooth curves and a typically wooden construction. Pair this with statement lighting (artichoke pendant, anyone?) and graphic patterns to really hit home. This can be done in a number of chic ways. For a lobby or waiting room design try choosing furniture featuring minimalist design with sleek lines and very little features. Go with a bold color like tangerine to spice it up. Pair this with a graphic rug or pillows in one of the era’s popular patterns, such as the atomic pattern you can see below.
The Color Scheme
The Mid Century color scheme is perhaps the most recognizable nod to the era, so make sure to pay extra attention to the color palette you’re choosing for the job in order to create the perfect space. The mid century color scheme often featured darker neutral tones and saturated accent colors. Color has the ability to transport us to different times and places, so if you’re looking for the 60’s vibe, make sure to study up on the chic colors used. Some of the most popular colors from this era are Avocado, Mustard and Tangerine. These colors were used throughout interiors as well as the fashion world, from walls and appliances to skirts and textiles. Don’t be afraid to splash these paint colors on your walls, paint is one of the easiest ways to transform a space. Get your own Mid Century Modern color palette below (for free!).