Color Rewind: ‘70s-Inspired Styles We’re Digging

Like the sweet sound of vinyl or the glisten of a disco ball, some eras only get better with age (and a modern-day twist). We’re rounding up a handful of ’70s-inspired spaces and colors that’ll make you want to dance the night away. 

open floor plan living room with white walls and coral room divider.
Featured Colors: Snowbound SW 7004 (Walls), Rejuvenate SW 6620 (Divider), Naval SW 6244 (Trim) 


Bringing back the ’70s starts by pairing mid-century lines with a colorful palette. From rich blues to bright pops of coral, layering in color can help you achieve that retro feel. To keep this happy-go-lucky look feeling modern and balanced, try using a neutral like Snowbound as your primary color to tie everything together.  

Vignette of a half-paneled wall that's golden yellow. Also features a vintage cabinet housing a bottle of wine and a record player.
Featured Color: Bakelite Gold SW 6368 (Walls) 

Spinning Bold Style

Looking for a color that can spin good vibes (and good times)? Bakelite Gold captures the free-spirited energy of the ‘70s in a golden way. Whether it’s used for an accent wall or the whole room, this statement shade creates a stunning backdrop for displaying a record collection that was curated before vinyl was cool. 

Large entryway painted with green and white walls.
Featured Colors: Basque Green SW 6426 (Walls), Pure White SW 7005 (Wall & Trim) 

Make an Entrance 

Open the door to an entryway outfitted in floor-to-ceiling nostalgia. From geometric patterns to glass globe fixtures, a retro-inspired foyer is the perfect place to put a new spin on an old classic. The secret to mixing vintage finds with new ones is all about color. A versatile hue like Basque Green reimagines the olive shade of the ‘70s for a modern-day interpretation that can blend both worlds. 

Ready to recreate a retro look of your own? Check out our favorite ‘70s-inspired paint colors with FREE color chips and drop a comment below to share which ‘70s design trend you’re most excited about making comeback.  

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