Lino For A Mid-century Kitchen – Ai259

A mid-century lino pattern

Regular readers of this blog will know that we have a particular interest here at 20th century 3D in lino and vinyl floor coverings.

Although I refer to the floor coverings by the term lino I also mean vinyl floor coverings which I appreciate is a different process.

The pattern is based on a standard pattern which has been in use throughout the mid-century period and can probably still be bought today. The colours used are typical mid-century colours which you would have found in a kitchen although, perhaps, the red colour could also have been a little bolder.

A floorcovering like this is both practical and useful since the design enhances the size and dimensions of the room. I have quickly repainted the units to blend a little better with the floorcovering but other than that no changes have been made so it is possible to compare this with previous posts using this kitchen set. I also remember seeing, now that I have the opportunity to look at the final render, a similar floorcovering where the red was replaced with a brighter yellow colour and this is a pattern variation that I may well try.

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

Lino Again


Floor coverings are, and have always been, an important user of patterns and designs and so we have another lino today, or possibly a vinyl flooring.

This pattern, a simple one, is probably one that is available to buy now since it is a standard design. As a general trend, most floorings tend to be darker in colour if they are carpet and lighter and brighter if they are lino or vinyl. Most of my lino patterns that I have used so far have been light and so I thought it would be useful to show a darker pattern and to allow you to compare this with the last lino pattern that I did a few posts ago.

I actually prefer dark-coloured flooring since I think it brings to the room a better sense of proportion making the floor look low and the ceiling high however, this may be just a personal impression.

I have to admit that, although this is a simple pattern, it is often the less complex designs that look the best when they are set out in a room.

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