Celebrate the glamorous aesthetics of the fifties with these sunny retro hues.

Celebrate the 50's with sunny retro colours

Vintage hues mark the house as a place to have fun.

Have you ever yearned for simpler times? This trend celebrates the aesthetics of the fifties; a less complicated, more glamorous time. Look at the colour palette and you may be flooded by childhood memories: ice-cream trucks selling raspberry ripple and mint choc-chip, blue skies, fluorescent yellow tennis balls, shiny red ribbons and pastel pink chalk. It’s all about using colour to create a feeling of clarity and reduce the chaos in this maddeningly modern world.

Dress your walls in warm fondant pastels like apricot, pinky-lavender and juicy berry or play around with rich, jewel-like tones, such as deep teal or ruby red. But this is not just a trend for the brave. Create a bright yet subtle look by painting small pops of bright colour in unexpected places or pair a single shade of bright colour with laid-back neutrals.