Snag » Color Palettes All Found. All Vintage. Wed, 05 Oct 2016 21:18:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Color Palettes: Funny Bunny Tue, 26 Mar 2013 12:43:53 +0000 Since Tammy and Austin are planning an Easter extravaganza later in the week, I pulled out a bunny-themed book. Do any of you own this book? When it comes to mid-century illustration, these illustrators are standouts. Alice and Martin Provensen illustrated over 50 books, and several of my favorite vintage books feature their lively illustrations. My copy of Funny Bunny, copyright 1950, is in rough shape.


The cover. Torn up, discolored, but so cute I couldn’t leave it in the antique mall.



When I first saw this in an antique mall, the cover nearly had me running. But right when you open the book, this three-dimensional cast of characters made me take another look. Pictures don’t do the vibrant colors justice. Clearly this book sports a lot of 50s color palettes, so finding interiors inspired by these palettes was just a little challenging. But I love the uniqueness of the colors the illustrators and interior designers chose. So far from the white-walled trend that is taking over.


Via Apartment Therapy, from Farrow and Ball.

The only color missing in this palette is a dark brown wood tone, which I would honestly enjoy.


Via BH&G.


From Good Bones, Great Pieces via Little Green Notebook.


This room is so sweet, I could see it as a child’s room with modern pillows.


Kate Schintzius, via Design*Sponge.

With winter still lingering on, I’m tired of staring at my wall colors. These interiors have got me thinking of fresh updates. What do you think of these color palettes? Part of me loves them, part of me thinks they would be great in small doses. And if you see this book, definitely pick it up!

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Color Palettes: I Can Fly Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:03:32 +0000 If there is one thing I love stumbling upon more than anything, it’s vintage children’s books from the 1930s–1960s. And one of my favorite finds is I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Mary Blair, copyright 1950.

I Can Fly: Cover

This book is written wonderfully, but what really steals the show is Mary Blair’s illustrations. This copy was found at a booksale and originally from a library, meaning it has a few condition issues and is in fairly rough shape. But the cover was just so striking and the illustrations inside have inspired my graphic design work and my son’s imagination so many times the purchase was worth it. Apart from the composition, the colors are my favorite so I thought I would include a few color palettes in case you’re working on reimagining a guest bedroom and need some color inspiration!

While all the patterns might not be for everyone, the colors are so spot on. By Myriam Balaÿ-Devidal.

The color palettes are so vintage and out of the ordinary, not the traditional white and grays that are going on right now. I’d love to have the above palette in my guest bedroom.

This wallpaper has all the colors. Love the red accents. I can’t find the original source for this image, but it is from the blog

Here the wood tones pick up some of the color, and all colors are more subdued. By Frazier and Wing.

And as a special bonus, we’ve put together a Mary Blair board on pinterest here. There are pins from more of her work for you to enjoy.

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