Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Return of the '70s Psychedelic Colour Palette

We’ve had a remarkably good summer here in the UK! And there’s still plenty of sunshine, the school holidays aren’t over yet and people are still out in t-shirts and flip-flops. 

And yet, there’s beginning to be a distinctively autumnal feel to the evenings . . .

So I’ve been exploring ‘trends’ for Autumn/Winter 2013/14 -

  • Black and white is set to continue to feature large.
  • The homespun feel of checks and plaids, tweeds, Fair Isle and cable stitch knitting will still be popular, both for fashion and homewares.
  • By way of contrast, we’ll see the opulent silks and velvets associated with the ‘Geisha Girl’ style.
  • Patterns will still tend towards the Mid-Century Modern styles.
  • And - music to my ears! - we will be seeing plenty of ‘70s psychedelic colour palettes

The '70s was one of my favourite decades. Way back then, I owned a set of stylised floral table mats in very similar colours to the Fuchsia palette above. 

I don’t they would fit well in my current house but in a modern house, a combination of the three darker shades with the two lighter ones as accents could work very well. And I think this palette would be fabulous for clothes!

What do you think?


Victoria Lynn Hall said...

In my world, the 70s psychedelic colour palette never goes out of style! Fun post, Judy! :)

Judy Adamson said...

Thank you, Victoria - that really was a fun era, wasn't it :)