Why were pastel shades of green so popular in the 1930s? As gallery owner and curator Andrew Weaving notes, this return to simplicity stemmed from a desire to get rid of all the pomp and fuss of the previous decades.
It was an era that was decidedly ‘modern’ - new, clean ways of living, fashion trends, decorating, and interior design. Dulux created the understated colour palate to go with it all.
Post WWI, homeowners wanted to live in the comfort of cool, calming art deco design - characterised by sleek, simplistic geometric forms, which were beautifully complemented by more muted pastel tones. Furniture was minimalist, atmospheres were peaceful, and walls and soft fixtures were very green indeed.
For the modernist home, pastel green represented an escape from everyday life and a return to nature - and the same remains true today.
To learn more, read our article on green colour combinations here.