Brown And Mid-Century

mid-century inspired surface pattern

Brown And Mid-Century

mid-century inspired surface pattern

Brown And Mid-Century Swatch

One colour that seems to crop up a lot during the mid-century years, at least in the United Kingdom, is brown and I suppose it is possible to say that that colour seems to sum up the decade.

Since I compose patterns from this period it is obvious that I use a lot of browns and similar shades in the patterns that I make.

Lately I have been making patterns that are intended to be seen at quite a large scale but this pattern is an exception and I deliberately made it to be used at a fairly small scale as a wallpaper on a large feature wall. I have to admit to being extremely pleased with the result, the pattern looks quite intense on the wall and the small motifs, they represent flowers, sit quite nicely. I actually did intend this to be at a slightly smaller scale although the results were not so good.

I used my usual mid-century room and with it I have used yellow on the adjoining wall and this colour is also used in the curtains. The cushions on the sofa use a different pattern, one which I have recently made and which you will probably see more of shortly.

One thing that this wall needs, and the one thing that I think is important with small scale patterns, is some decoration to break up the large surface of the wall. If this were a real room then I think that I would probably use some quite large pictures to create a focal point since this wallpaper is very much background wallpaper rather than lifestyle feature wallpaper.

As ever, you can also see larger versions of this and my other work on my Flickr page which is here.

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

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