Mid-Century Color Inspiration from Austin's Snack Bar!

Mid-Century Color Inspiration from Austin's Snack Bar!

Adrienne Breaux
Jan 13, 2010

Full of Mid-Century Modern style, friendly owners and tasty dishes, Austin's Snack Bar, located on South Congress Avenue, is packed with colorful inspiration. We made sure to get the exact paint colors used so you can incorporate this awesome palette in your own home!

Snack Bar's owner Bethany Andrée comes from a background in art, and you can really see how it gave way to a fun and bright interior. Andrée and her co-owner/husband Karl Gilkey's hands-on approach to the look and feel of the space, from building much of the furnishings to picking out the colors, gives hope to the DIY spirit in us all.

The palette of this fun Mid-Century themed space is what really inspires us. Full of bold and thoughtfully placed colors, we applaud the color placement and coordination. We also get a kick out of the fact that Andrée admits color names had a large part in her choosing them--with names like "offbeat," "sturdy," "constant" and more, it's clear she was trying to channel some good energy for the place before opening! All the paint colors are Sherwin Williams (from left to right):

1) 6757 Tame Teal
2) 6706 Offbeat Green
3) 6374 Torchlight
4) 6328 Fireweed
5) 6325 Constant Coral
6) 6097 Sturdy Brown

(Not pictured but also used in the space was a Gunmetal Gray and a brighter version of the Offbeat Green called Highstrung.)

What do you think about the Snack Bar's color palette? Too bright or just right? Would you ever use a similar color palette in your home to evoke a Mid-Century Modern feel? Have you ever picked out a paint color solely because of its inspiring name? Let us know!

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