Mid Century Modern Dining Sets – in the 1950s produced many innovative furniture designers who worked with modern shapes and materials to create simple table design that became a huge home furnishings trend. These patterns are still in demand today; the lucky shopper can sometimes find original works in vintage stores and furniture manufacturers produce reissues of the original design.
Key shapes of mid century modern dining sets look simple, flat wooden tops, either oval or round in shape. Often smaller, round tables will have tulip-shaped bases, while large oval table will have legs that taper towards the floor. The overall design should be simple, elegant and without unnecessary decoration, so no carving or decoration should be in evidence.
Colors in mid century modern dining sets was vivid and bright. New technology made lighter color and upholstery colors more available. Light aqua, pink, sea foam green and vibrant chartreuse are all common colors in 1950 homes. Consider pairing cherry with a butter yellow or aqua blue. You can go all the way with paint or simply choose to add retro color hand at more neutral modern rooms. In the case of either a 1950 or 1960 look, you may consider wood paneling. But be sure to use real wood and keep lighting in mind to keep the space from looking dark and dated.