Mid-century modern design is all about combining the best elements from two quintessential design eras. The aesthetic is broadly defined by its architecture and influence from nature, combining sharp angles with organic shapes and natural textures, like wood and marble.
The style resonates with many people because of its versatility. By incorporating a few mid-century modern basics, like geometric shapes, muted colors, and structured silhouettes, the style is easily achieved and universally loved.
Here is Flooret’s take on mid-century modern style, using our best-selling blonde oak flooring, Soho. Soho is the perfect choice for MCM design as it is extremely versatile and works in any space. Light wood flooring is timeless and many people find exactly what they’re looking for with Soho.
We imagined Soho in two different spaces that utilize elements of MCM, but have different vibes overall.
Neutral and Geometric
This mood board incorporates mid-century modern’s affinity for geometric shapes with black and white textiles. Here, we used a rug that complements Soho’s wood grain. The geometric trend continues with a 3D white subway tile backsplash that has a unique angular point.
Staying true to the muted tones of MCM, rust and mustard-colored fabric swatches could be used for a sofa or throw pillow throughout the room. Brass hardware and a light, neutral wall color make the space feel polished yet inviting.
If you’re a plant lover, incorporate greenery or dried plants to bring the outside inside.
Pops of Blue
Though warmer tones are very popular in MCM designs, incorporating a cool blue palette into space has a lovely calming effect. This specific mood board was requested by a follower after we posted this Japandi-inspired Yuzen mood board.
The palette is grey-blue-inspired and Soho adds the necessary warmth to balance the space. You have a lot of options when it comes to wall paint. The darker the color, the more drama the space will have. We recommend going with Dusk or Pale Silver by Restoration Hardware for a true MCM feel.
Don’t forget to add a variety of shapes for interest, like this hexagonal tile that would tie in all the elements beautifully as a backsplash or on a fireplace.
Now that you’ve got some MCM inspiration, how will you style your Soho luxury vinyl floors? Let us know if you’d like to see any other styles featured alongside colors in the Modin or Silvan Collections.