Color Coordinated Christmas? 1958

Couple kneel in front of Christmas tree in green and pink living room

Not sure what that little black pointy-eared stuffed something is supposed to be, but I do know that the classy couple clasping it are color coordinated quite nicely. His baby blue sport coat and black slacks over black suede shoes and her blue waist-banded buoyant circle skirt of genuine winter white wool felt should serve as an inspiration to fashionistas everywhere.

Who styled this photo anyway? And more importantly, who is their interior designer? Rarely if ever have I seen a living room with such an unexpected and original color scheme. Who, before or after this slide was taken, has ever dared to pair titty pink and aqua with mustard yellow and chartreuse? This colorful combo is more than mesmerizing! Designers and color theorists, you might want to take a note on this!

And, just in case you haven’t noticed yet, the Christmas tree is matchy, matchy too!

Cheers to Christmas color coordination and YOU!

Charles Phoenix
Los Angeles, CA

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6 Responses to “Color Coordinated Christmas? 1958”

  1. And here I thought my Mom was the only person who said, “titty pink.”

  2. Tony Barthel says:

    Plus what the heck have they stuffed into the torchiere light? It looks like some of those smelly plants that people get. Don’t turn on the switch or the whole color-coordinated dream will burn to the ground.

  3. Champagne says:

    I have no training in interior deco, but, the color combination, to my eyes, seems to work ! It’s very bold and brash — quite South European, but, it works.

  4. Vanessa says:

    Wow wow wow! I feel vindicated somehow as my “formal” living room has chartreuse walls, turquoise vintage sectional sofas, and pink lamps and accessories! The turquoise tree is FAB, Johnny and I were just talking last night about finding a pink flocked tree next year if possible. Happiest of Holidays to you Charles!

  5. Diane says:

    I love that time period!
    The people are so clean cut. And those wonderful mustard colored chairs!
    The colors are way out but I love the photo!

  6. jennifer wilkins says:

    This is so amazing! The TREE was the first thing I noticed! Then that awesome color combo! I love TITTY PINK! My Nana’s house was entirely Avocado green and turquoise blue. All the way down to the Xmas tree! Thanks Charles! You are fabulous!

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