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Retro Remix: 70's Design Is Back In A Bold Way

Murals Wallpaper launch a collection reviving retro walls inspired by a new shift in interior design trends and brutalist buildings

Seventies style is currently taking centre stage in design and interiors, but despite all the references of decades past, retro really isn't so retro anymore. 

The modern representation of retro isn't garishly busy prints in mustards and muddy rainbow shades - rather, retro styling has bloomed a sophisticated side over time, to have it feel fitting for the contemporary world.

The Retro Remix collection by Murals Wallpaper embraces new nostalgia with statement mural designs that illustrate a fresh generation of retro-influenced interior design.

Think rosy pink, matte navy, chalk pastels, velvety tones with a powdery finish, and a mixture of rich and airy shades. These block shape wallpapers capture a cool balance between retro and fashion-forward. 

The New Retro

For Elle Decoration's March 2018 edition, editor Ben Spriggs campaigns for bolder, brighter and better colour use in spaces as retro begins a revival and maximalism starts making its move. 

Modern retro palettes are prevalent in the issue's colour combination guide, with the likes of sage meeting salmon and apricot pairing with shades of international blue.

Murals Wallpaper's Retro Remix designs show off the geometric, solid colour staples of 'the new retro', and retain the playfulness of retro in a more modern manner.

The forms of the mural designs themselves are inspired by bold and blocky 1970's brutalist buildings, such as the Lauinger Library of Georgetown University and Breuer's Torin Corporation Factory in Belgium. 

Brutalist architecture could arguably now be classed as a style of retro design, though it also has a cult, modern appeal with its futuristic aesthetic and daring structures. The dynamic forms of six buildings inspired the shapes of the Murals Wallpaper designs, while the colour palette pops with remixed retro charm.

Product Details

UK:  from £30.00 per square metre:

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Canada: from $44.00 per square metre:

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NZ: from $48.00 per square metre:


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About Hovia

Hovia design, print and deliver wallpapers for residential and commercial projects the world over. All paper is sustainably sourced and printed on using toner that is water based and 100% environmentally friendly. The digitally designed murals and wallpapers are made to measure and unique to each and every customer, which means no two orders are the same.

Hovia is part of Milexa Group, a UK based custom surface design company with innovation at its heart, passionate about bringing beautiful digital design to walls and floors.

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