1955 Studebaker President
Design by Raymond Loewy
Chartreuse is another modern color that became a mid-century fad, faded away and revived to become a classic (well, a classic right now.)
If you recall the first incarnation you may call it chartreuse, named for a curiously green liqueur .
If not, it's lime green.
Like much style of the 1950s we can thank Russel Wright
whose innovative color schemes for tableware
recharged post-War decorating.
My mother painted the dining room chartreuse in 1952
to match her dishes.
With wine red accents inside the shelves.
It's a great clue to a quilt made in the 1950s
or the 21st century....
Marie-Eve's quilt at Blue Square Quilting, 2010
See more about Russel Wright design in my post here: