Late ’60s Wallpaper

Having messed about somewhat with the styles and times for the 1960s mid-century room I thought I ought to now show you a very 1960s paper.

To modern eyes this paper will look rather intrusive – and it is – but it is also very much the sort of paper that was in vogue towards the end of the 1960s decade. Designed to have a slight texture, the wallpaper really does catch the eye in this area of the room leaving you to imagine what the whole room would have looked like if you were to walk in from the main entrance.

Once again, this wall design was created in code with Processing using a very simple repeated motif and, of course, colours that are from the mid-century palette. I have included my scappy code at the end if it helps anyone although note that several of the colours are not used.

You can see larger versions of this and our other work on our Flickr page which is here.

PImage bg ;
 color parakeet ;
 color congoBrown ;
 color reefRed ;
 color canary ;
 color parisGreen ;
void setup() {
 size(1000, 1000) ;
 bg = loadImage("030.jpg") ;
 image(bg, 0, 0) ;
 // background(255) ;
 parakeet = color(#ACAD15) ;
 congoBrown = color(#574736) ;
 reefRed = color(#E07A67) ;
 canary = color(#EFC400) ;
 parisGreen = color(#008C50) ;
noFill() ;
 stroke(canary, 250) ;
 strokeWeight(2) ;
for(int i = 0 ; i < width ; i += 125) {
 for(int j = 0 ; j < height ; j += 125) {
 rect(i, j, 125, 125) ;
 }
 }
for(int i = 0 ; i < width ; i += 250) {
 for(int j = 0 ; j < height ; j += 125) {
 stroke(congoBrown, 200) ;
 strokeWeight(random(16, 19)) ;
 line(i, j, i + 125, j + 125) ;
 }
 }
for(int i = 125 ; i < width ; i += 250) {
 for(int j = 0 ; j < height ; j += 125) {
 stroke(parisGreen, 100) ;
 strokeWeight(random(10, 16)) ;
 line(i + 125, j, i, j + 125) ;
 }
 }
}

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

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