1960s fashion colors embraced a range of soft pastels to vivid bright and neutral earth tones. It is most well know for eye popping colors such as lime green, magenta, lemon, mimosa, jade, hot pink and tangerine. These mixed with paisley, swirls, and daisy flowers created psychedelic prints favored by the 60s hippies.
Not all colors and prints were for the youth or counter-culture teens. Mature women embraced the bold colors and rough textures popular with clothing and home decor. They also adopted the pastels in muted girly colors along with gingham checks, mini stripes, plaid and polka dots.
These color and pattern fabrics were found in department store catalogs, leaving us a nice record of fashion colors in the 1960s.
Prints and Fabrics
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