Art Deco Graphic Design

Art Deco Colours

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Classic Art Deco Colours

Need some help choosing a colour palette for your Art Deco inspired home? Or perhaps you want to inject a little deco-color into your 1920s inspired wardrobe?

Here are the most popular Art Deco hues and colour schemes.

Popular Art Deco Style Colour Schemes

Bold & Bright

The economy was booming in during the Roaring 20's and lively, energetic colours began to symbolize the prosperity of the times.  Hues like canary yellow, emerald green, peacock blue, royal purple and brilliant red became all the rage.


Silver, Gold, Metallic Blues and Charcoal Greys also represented the wealth and prosperity of the times.  Metallic finishes instantly add glitz, glamour and imply luxury and wealth.  This is the epitome of Art Deco style.


Art Deco was all about a streamlined, modern look and a neutral, monochromatic color scheme easily achieved this feel.  Creams, beiges, taupes and medium browns became popular choices for interiors and fashions.

Black & White

This is probably the most popular colour scheme during the 1920's and 1930's.  Black and white checkerboard tiles, floors and wallpapers were very trendy. Also, fashions became ultra sophisticated and streamlined.  The classic Chanel black and white ensemble was the ultimate in chic sophistication.

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