Why You Should Adopt These 6 Mad Men Colours

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Step back into the 1960s and you'll find these colours were predominant in many homes. Some are timeless classics, others have seen a huge revival this year, with teal and burnt orange once again being deemed as the must-have colours. Mad Men may be responsible for the upsurge in retro décor, who knows! These 6 reasons will hopefully inspire you to adopt the Man Men colours in your home.

1# Teal blue

Teal and cream living room, with solid pieces of wooden furniture

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Include teal blue if you want to get a retro vibe that isn't too overwhelming on the eye. It blends well with any of the other 5 Mad men colours. Use it as the principle colour or as an accent, either way it will give you a groovy retro vibe that's also a this year's must-have.

2# Greys

Sixties style office, with wooden walls and funky wall art

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Use grey because it is typically deemed as a man's colour – although 50 Shades of Grey have altered perceptions of this stereotypical assumption! Grey has the ability to look casual or refined, depending on the accent colours you combine with it.

3# Gold

Teal living room, with dark blue furniture and hints of gold throughout

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You should add touches of gold to give a luxury vibe to your décor. Use it sparingly to prevent it from becoming too trashy and cheap looking.  

4# Black

Dark yellow wallpaper with brown and grey dandelion style patterns

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Include black because, like grey, it is a colour that is historically associated with men's décor. Used in combination with grey, gold and white it has a timeless quality. Team it with burnt orange for a bold 1960s look.

5# Burnt Orange

Sizties style kitchen in wood and orange

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Use a burnt orange and blue colour combo because it has a distinctly retro vibe, especially when used in a kitchen.

6# White

Mad Men style office, in white with funky chairs and desks

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Incorporate white into your colour scheme because it has the natural ability to calm and soften dark colours. White can be used as the base colour for any decorating motif, with the amounts being used adjusted according to the room's available natural light and overall colour scheme.

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