Color Palettes: Funny Bunny

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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