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Andy

So, I'm looking at old photos and wondering...

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Andy

...why was everything brown in the 80s?

Seriously, I think my parents must have had a fetish for the colour brown.

There's brown couches, brown carpet, brown curtains, wallpaper that could possibly be a very very pale brown, and then all the other furniture is made of wood. and the TV is in a wooden case too.

So yeah, my house was pretty much brown in 1983. lol

Is it just my house, or is this a common thing? lol

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Bad furday

I have a pic of a young me...taken in the 80's, 'driving' dad's car. The inside and out were brown! :p

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Winters

...why was everything brown in the 80s?

Seriously, I think my parents must have had a fetish for the colour brown.

There's brown couches, brown carpet, brown curtains, wallpaper that could possibly be a very very pale brown, and then all the other furniture is made of wood. and the TV is in a wooden case too.

So yeah, my house was pretty much brown in 1983. lol

Is it just my house, or is this a common thing? lol

*This applies to American society, not British exactly, but could be*

The 60's is when the nation as a whole discovered drugs...

The 70's is when the nation started to discover hard drugs

The 80's is when the nation as a whole had too much of the drugs, which is why fashion, music, politics, basically everything from the 80's makes no sense at all (look at us, we make no sense as well!) So the use of weird colours comes from the "overdose" of hard drugs from the 70's and 80's. Plus, there was Regeanomics, brown was the only colour most people could afford.

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Mara

I still have that wood paneling in my living room. ;)

We have it in our basement. :p

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Mara

Wood panelling? That's abit posh. lol ;)

You should see the matching brownish beige carpet!

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Ayingel

the first house we had when we moved had brown shag carpet. and my family didn't move out of there until 1999! most of that house was brown too...but then again, if you look around my parents' new house and neighborhood, everything is blue...

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Chickenman

Beeurd...you've officially created the most useless thread of all time. I'd shake your hand, but I'd rather slap you. :p

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Bad furday

The carpet my feet are on on this very moment in our computer room is brown :p

Actually...I think it's the only carpet that hasn't been ripped out since the house was bought...that's how old it is :p

The house was bought in the 80's :p

And speaking of the brown wood paneling....we had the same stuff in our basement. It was a dreary place, but we've since painted it

wait for it...

light beige! :p

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Uncle Du

I think blue is the new brown. :p

Yay for pointless threads!

*high fives B* ;)

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Mara

The carpet my feet are on on this very moment in our computer room is brown :p

Actually...I think it's the only carpet that hasn't been ripped out since the house was bought...that's how old it is :p

The house was bought in the 80's :p

And speaking of the brown wood paneling....we had the same stuff in our basement. It was a dreary place, but we've since painted it

wait for it...

light beige! :p

We have brown carpet in our dining room/hallway. :p

Beige carpet downstairs.

My room has some goldish/brown carpet.

My parents bought it in 1980.

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Mara

I'm not sure. Not lately, no. :p

The carpet in my room, my parents kept when they bought it because it was in such good shape. :roll:

So I have a lovely yellow room. :p

The basement carpet was put in when I was about 3 or something.. when they finished off the basement.

Not sure about the dining room carpet.

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Bad furday

Well it's sort of on topic :p

The basement carpet used to be red! Red with black fibres.....I liked it.

Of course, mum didn't, and so she had it replaced with a carpet of similar flatness...but in brown :p

(This was all before we painted the wood (fibreboard maybe?) that beige colour)

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Ana

My room in Washington has dark beige carpet and gray walls. Lemme tell you, before I put some stuff in here it was the most depressing room ever. I dunno why the landlord thought that color scheme would draw in the renters.

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Drake

My room in college had maroon walls. I was too cheap and lazy to ever repaint it. :p

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Ayingel

well, right now? i'd rather be in a brown room than this awful orange and pink polka dot room.

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