Retro fabrics and color blocking all the rage

As Mad Men continues to win all the awards and new shows feature 1960 airline stewardesses and Playboy bunnies everything retro remains trendy and popular.  This includes fashions (mod mini dresses), entertaining (i.e. old fashioned cocktail parties) and home decor.  Color blocking and mod colors and fabrics are all the rage.

Remember this?  Well it’s back in style.

Color blocking is just what it sounds like…blocks of color are used throughout a room, often with no pattern in sight.  A perfect example of color blocking is this dining room designed by Todd Klein.  Each chair and the window seat pillows are done in a different solid color fabric.

photo by Simon Watson for House Beautiful

 Elle Decor shared this color blocked bedroom featuring ottomans and throw pillows as well as a colorful throw tossed against the solid white bedding.  Even though the colors are bright it is a restful and inviting room.

photo courtesy of Elle Decor

This living room is color blocking at its best.  Set against a white backdrop the colorful chairs, ottomans and even the accessories really pop.

photo courtesy of Elle Decor and abramowics


What do you think of this everything old is new again trend?  Is it something you will incorporate into your own decorating?