Sears Harmony House Co-ordinated Colors / 1959

See how colors came together in Sears Harmony homes.

Sears Harmony House color scheme in green and yellow.

Sears extolled a scheme of “mint green and sunshine yellow” with an accent of “tropic chartreuse” for this mid-century room.

Vertical wood paneling (usually knotty pine or cherry) was de rigueur in interiors from the ’40s through the ’70s. To avoid a “basement rec room” vibe, use it only on an accent wall, not all over the room.

Paired with the warm neutral of a carpet in “spice beige,” Sears said a “modern sofa in mint-green tweed cool[s] a southern exposure.” Raine sofa, here in Key Largo Kelly Green, joybirdfurniture.com

The intricate geometry of Schumacher’s Imperial Trellis fabric offers an ideal complement to clean-lined modernist furniture. Around $150/yard, fschumacher.com

Nothing says Mid-century Modern like hairpin legs, which were invented during World War II and used on chairs and tables throughout the postwar period. Rectangular wood hairpin coffee table, worldmarket.com

This low-slung lounger owes a debt to the Danish Modern furniture popularized by iconic designers including Jens Risom and Hans Wegner. Pace armchair, lexmod.com



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