Design Around #19:Chestertown Buff & Rosemary Sprig.
***Do not post your designs in this thread. A second thread will be posted for finished designs in a week***
For the next Design Around This, we will be designing around two current, top-selling Benjamin Moore Paint Colors, Chestertown Buff (in the top 20) and Rosemary Sprig (one of the top green shades)
Oops, thats incorrect, sorry. We will be designing around two of the most vilified appliance colors of all time, Harvest Gold, and Avocado.
Avocado appliances were introduced about 1965 and were available through the seventies until around 1980. They outlasted several other color experiments, and ranged in color from a sage-y green to olive to a true avocado, although I think the most common was less true avocado, and closer to the others, regardless of the name. In the latter part of the seventies it was called spring green.
Gold appliances popped up around 1966-67 and were available well into the 80s. They also varied from a rather intense gold to more of a deep yellow color.
As an aside, the introduction of black appliances around 1985 was referred to in the media as the Darth Vaderization of appliances.
I think there are several approaches to this project any of which would be appropriate:
1960s-70s redux: creating a kitchen appropriate for a mid century house using gold or avocado appliances that would appeal to, rather than repel the modern sensibility.
Historic preservation: a full on 1960s-70s style kitchen using currently available finishes to recreate a vintage style kitchen.
Gold or avocado in context. Creating a thoroughly contemporary kitchen (or a period kitchen from some era from Edwardian to Craftsman to Moderne to contemporary Old World) where you feel that these appliance colors would work better than white black or stainless.
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