The pandemic and a feeling of uncertainty made us turn to nostalgia, and interior styles took a turn towards warmth, nature and earthy tones. Even before covid people were fond of natural materials such as rattan, panel and wicker furniture. Put together, these elements make it official: the decorating style made popular in the 1970s is back, but with a new, more subtle touch. Here are our picks of the style.
Brown and burnt orange
Burnt orange and dark brown were the colours of 1970s interior and they are here today as well – today’s spin is to use slightly more natural tones as opposed to the bright and extravagant colours of the past. Also, instead of chocolate brown, people are searching for terracotta and warm browny-pink. Decorators are turning to soft oranges such as L403 Punch, mustardy yellow, like K398 Emperor, and browny pink like S471 Etruscan.
Green brings the nature indoors
For many, avocado green is the most emblematic shade of the 70s. Green has made a comeback but not as vivid as in the ‘70s – now we are loving the dark, earthy and muted shades of green, paired especially with natural materials like wood, rattan and house plants. The focus is shifting towards a sustainable lifestyle and filling the home with as much nature as possible.
Deeply earthy and enigmatic green is our M442 Fjord. It makes the most natural pair with the ‘70s classics, like wooden furniture, house plants and other vivid tones.
Bold shapes made with paint
The ‘70s was the era of soft geometric shapes and curved edges, both in wall design and furniture. Today, bold shapes and colours feel like a fresh contrast for the minimalist Scandinavian style. In practice, many don’t mind the boundaries in between the trends. The characteristics of the ‘70s blend and live in harmony with all the other genres of home decor.