Vintage decorating borrows its looks from the popular home design styles of the 1940s through the 1980s. Each decade had its own distinct flavour. One important element in capturing the vintage style you want is your choices of vintage interior paint colors. To create the vintage look and feel that you desire, use vintage interior paint colors that were synonymous with the decade you love. Here are several vintage interior paint colors. Choose basic colors, such as whites, pastels like peach and light pink, and other light colors. Pair light colors with darker shades, such as midnight blue or black, to create the simple but elegant contrast often found in colonial and classical buildings. Or pair muted, watery blues, purples and greens with bolder colors, like deep purple, blue and black. Use stained-glass accent pieces to fill small windows, add color and create even more color contrast within the space.
For a look from after World War II, go bold. Pair bold vintage interior paint colors, like fuchsia, cherry red, mustard yellow and bright purple with paler shades in the same color family, or a neutral contrasting color like white, to create a bright post-war statement. If bold colors on your walls aren’t for you, paint your walls a neutral shade and use bold-colored fabrics to deck out the space.