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    I have been asking what is Vintage and what does it mean to people. It was suggested to me that the colour used on this bowl is very vintage . Is there such a thing as Vintage colour?
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    Sepia ?
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    • #3
      I live in the US and that color green was popular in the 1950's. The house I'm in now, the kitchen was painted that color green half way up the wall and had plastic yellow and black tiles on the bottom half of the wall. Lovely! I think vintage when I see that color green.

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      • #4
        Thanks Billieanne, not sure I will incorporate the yellow and black into something like this.
        SouthportShine Sepia, that might be worth a go!
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        • #5
          If you use colours off Farrow & Ball's paint chart they would probably be considered vintage - that green looks very much like one I used in an ancient house I had once!

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          • #6
            That colour has a 40's retro feel to it for me.I always think of sepia when I think vintage or a subtle soft pink.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Seahorse View Post
              That colour has a 40's retro feel to it for me.I always think of sepia when I think vintage or a subtle soft pink.
              This is where my confusion came in. What do people think of as Vintage?
              Items have to be over 100 years old to be antique but it seems that for clothes the cut off date is pre 1920 and Vintage is from 1920 to 20 years before the current date. So what is Retro?
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              • #8
                I could be miles off track but I thought vintage loosely meant over 20 years old, derived from vingt, french for 20. Weren't cars classed as vintage if over 20 years old? I think these days it is used for most things from a bygone era.

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                • #9
                  Just come back from the Cotswolds & nearly every wooden window frame is pretty much the same colour green. Just a thought.

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                  • #10
                    Apparently the term vintage in the 2nd hand and antique trade refers to anything over 25 years old. How exactly that applies to colour I don't know as I assume all colours are older. I suspect though that a 'vintage colour' would mean one that had a fashion period prior to 25 years ago. Green is a colour I tend to associate with my school days, your shade there Pat were the walls in school, my blazer was a darker green....definitely more than 25 years ago

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                    • #11
                      I make a lot of vintage style cards in various muted shades or I age the edges with browns. I often distress the cards by sanding or using a distressing tool onth edges. Different periods of time/vintage have quite different colour ways. In my understand (might not be correct) retro means 60-80s, older means vintage. This might have something to do with my age.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all your comments just been to the shop and guess what not a sign of that green I used in any size and it was there last week! Now going to try a sand colour which I think is associated with Shabby Chic. Hmm can you have a a retro vintage shabby chic item I wonder!
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                        • #13
                          I've seen a few shades of green similar to your photo on vintage china. Is the colour a bit like the cup and saucer in this link?

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                          • #14
                            I think of sepia when I think of vintage, however, I would also say an aged look to a colour - faded
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                            • #15
                              Vintage to me is something that looks old. If it dosen't look old then it`s not vintage. Maybe it`s different for different people though. Vintage can be anything from about 20 years old.
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