Buttermilk 1960s Room

xar180 buttermilk

As you know changing the colour of wall coverings will change the colour and atmosphere of a room to quite remarkable degree.

This is clearly shown in the picture today which uses yesterday’s wallpaper but with a much lighter, more pastel, colour. The colour is a 1960s one, from the 1960’s British Standard and is called buttermilk.

I have had to make some changes to the colours of some of the items of furniture, the window woodwork and the curtains but that aside the room is the same room as I used yesterday.

The changing of the wall colour does make quite a difference and it gives the room, unfortunately, a much more modern look and feel which was anything but intended. Rooms in the 1960s were, in general, much darker and much more sombre than are usually portrayed, even in the latter half of the 1960s.

However, this room is not out of keeping with that period and I think that this represents perhaps a more adventurous but definitely a mid-century feel. In the 1960s I was, believe it or not, a young man and perhaps this is the sort of room that I might have created.

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About Mike
I design and create 3D interiors and mid-century inspired surface patterns

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