More mid century modern paint cards
Alistair McLean
Category: Colours

Alistair: Posted on Sunday, 11 September 2011 1:24 PM


In my previous post I said “As part of my research (and love) of mid-century modern architecture I have managed to collect quite a few paint cards from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  I have used these cards to help pull together some authentic colour schemes for clients that want to be totally authentic.

I find that the easiest way to work with them is to cross-reference the original colours with my Dulux Colour Specifier 2 fandeck, which has almost 2000 colours, and get the best match.  If I am not satisfied enough with the Dulux colour match I then go through my other fandecks for Wattyl and Taubmans etc.

These fandecks are only available to design professionals (like Secret Design Studio) and are the complete range of colours offered by each manufacturer, not the limited consumer range of colours that are available as paint chip samples from your local hardware store, such as Bunnings.”

Please find below some additional mid century modern paint sample cards I have recently scanned in.  Please be aware that the colours are not exact due to the digital scanning process and the adjustment of your colour screen.

This is a tr-fold card with two sides, printing on the front and colour samples on the back. I love the picture of the kid on the multi-coloured, cantilevered, open riser treads.  For more information on these mid century modern colours and cards please contact “Secret Design Studio”.


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