{friday finds: 50’s revival and what a hoot}


Audrey Jeanne

Vtwonen European paint colors

J. Crew

The appearance of coral and gray upon the color scene has been subtle, but it’s there. Coral and gray sightings started with a French illustrator on Decor8, and her adorable gray and coral owl postcards. Next were the European paint colors on the Dutch magazine, Vtwonen’s site. Lastly, an e-mail from J. Crew featuring soft coral, silk taffeta bridesmaids’ dresses on a pale gray background, and all this in the last couple months.

 I ran my “I think gray and coral are going places” theory by Greg at Hirshfield’s Design Studio, and he agreed. He has recently seen coral and gray combos in a number of European magazines; he also feels it is a revival of the colors of the 50’s.

Mid Century Home Style

Matters of Style Marketplace

Reminiscent of the 1950’s Franciscan Tiempo dishes in coral and gray. Image from Karl Kleiner

Good Bones Great Pieces

Kate Spade for Florence Broadhurst  (the black could be dark gray)

Design Seeds

Decor8 – Jeremy Harwell Studio

Greg thinks the coral and gray combo is “very chic,” and along with that chic look could possibly be some updated color names…blush and graphite are his picks. I’m old school, coral and gray works for me. What say you?

The April cover of Vtwonen

One Response to “{friday finds: 50’s revival and what a hoot}”

  1. {hirshfield’s designer feature: meet greg!} « Hirshfield's Color Club Says:

    [...] Studio. Like Kathy, Greg’s name has also shown up in a few of our blog posts (check out 50′s Revival and What’s New at Hirshfield’s Design Studio in Minneapolis). Greg admits that he somewhat [...]


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