Brown was considered to be an up-and-coming color in a 1960s home decor popularity poll, and with that in mind, back in 1961, Bloomingdale’s put together this contemporary 1960s living room decor that made the most of the rich tone.
The goal was to show that a brown-walled room, though technically muted, can glow as warmly as a contrast of rich hues.
In this contemporary 1960s living room, the walls were covered with an espresso brown checked allspice cotton, and were brightened by the carpet and undercurtain in amber, an orangey member of the mellow yellow family.
The teak of the furniture is very close to the allspice in tone, but the accents are rich and regal with the striped upholstery, plus the delphinium blue and Mandarin orange in the painting.
The whole effect was crisper and cleaner for the white ceiling and the marble coffee table top which was creamy color, close to white opal.