1930s Color Schemes

Vintage color from the Depression Era

Bathroom

1937 Bathroom

This bathroom is another Armstrong linoleum ad from 1937. Earth tones predominate from the patterned floor to the walls and ceiling. This would probably have been considered a "Modern" style bathroom with its peach pink fixtures and tan background. Accents of cinnabar and cinnamon are found on the ceilings, cabinet insets, and floor.

One can easily envision this bathroom incorporated into one of the minimal traditional homes that were popping up in neighborhoods across the country. This is a comparatively sophisticated color scheme that reflects many of the elements that were embraced by the industrial design movement with its dedication to line, form, and color. The huge shift from traditional design of the 1920s and early 30s to a more streamlined expression is apparent in this room.