The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. — Leslie Poles Hartley

I was looking at a recent photograph on-line, and noticed that one of the walls in the background was pastel green. It struck me that pastel green is a color that was very popular in the '50s and in the '60s, but since the '70s almost complete absent from every-day life except for vintage appliances and furniture.

Nor does it seem to be a color popular amongst those who otherwise enjoy such items. I certainly don't miss it; I wouldn't much care to have any of those pastel green vintage items in my home. But those attempting to recreäte the authentic look-and-feel of 40-to-50 years ago probably should make greater use of it.

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2 Responses to The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. — Leslie Poles Hartley

  • oshi says:

    Up until about 7 years ago my entire kitchen was green. We had dark green pattern wall paper, pale green and tan tile, and the absolute best, the pastel avocado refrigerator. In 10 years I could see myself missing it, but not just yet. 🙂

    • Daniel says:

      Refrigerators last an average of something like 15 years, which would suggest that your parents got that thing at least a decade after most of the rest of the nation had recovered.

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