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Contemporary Mexican Style: The Evolution
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Contemporary Mexican Style: The Evolution of Decor

Modern Mexican decor reflects both its historical ancestors and   the bold colors associated with Mexico.    Look for light, saturated colors – lots of reds and yellows – against   darker, vivid greens.

Modern art

Mexican modernism has its roots in the love and marriage of two   famous Mexican artists – Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.  Rivera was already a successful artist and   Frida was a school girl when they met.    He was impressed by her silence and the way she quietly watched him at   work.  Two years later they were   married.  Rivera is known for his   paintings that support the labor movement, while Frida is better known for   her incessant self-portraits.  Both   used the bright colors associated with traditional Mexican artwork as well as   the stylistic drawing styles.

Traditions and History

Aside from the tumultuous relationship of the Riveras, Mexican art   also relies on traditional symbols found in ruins from the Aztecs, Incas, and   Mayans.  In addition to these   traditions, there are many festivals and events associated with Catholicism   when it was imported into Mexico.  As   it merged with the local tradition, it became a somewhat unique   tradition.  In addition to the ancient   tribes, the more modern Mexicans have made their own traditions that   incorporate the bright colors and bold designs that are characteristic of   modern Mexican art.

Jungle and local ecology

The southern part of Mexico includes steamy rainforest areas with   accompanying brightly colored birds and exotic birds and plants.  Perhaps this is where the bold colors come   from – the vivid flowers, parrots, and even monkeys against the backdrop of   vivid green.  Mexico also includes   desert areas where sand, cacti, and shy birds and bats take advantage of the   limited moisture.  Here are ten modern   Mexican decors that draw on those traditions, using bright colors, bold   designs, and a sense of the indescribable.    Amazing geometries, lively colors and a unique juxtaposition of   objects and colors characterize this selection.  If you’re looking for some modern Mexican   decor for your home, you’re sure to find a piece or two to suit your   needs.  You can use the patterns to   highlight other decorating features, or you can make them the central theme   of your decorating endeavors in your home or office.

Mexican palm tree   wall decoration

Standing four feet high on your wall, this palm tree will add a   Mexican coastal feel to your porch and pool.    The feeling of the Mexican tropics adds to your garden and your   presence around your pool, and makes for a warm feeling even in a cool   environment.  The trunk of the tree is   a light shade of wood that works well.


Mexican mermaid   decor

This mermaid has long brown hair with a brightly colored fin full   of purples and blues.  The tanned skin   tone fuses everything together as she looks up at the moon in the sky.  An open circle support that holds the moon   above your wall can add a lot to this piece, giving it a dark night tone and   a brighter daytime feel.


Mexican incense   holder

This incense holder has the moon and stars which gives it a   relaxing nighttime feel.  With its   Mexican art designs, it brings different types of lore into your modern   home.  The main body is ivory and goes   well with many white dresser tops or is characterized by a darker wood tone   that lightens it for balance.


Mexican floor   vase

This clay vase stands tall and narrow and does not take up much   space as a floor vase.  The light tone   works well in any bright area with a lot of light.  The vase has some reflective spots that add   to the light in the room while enhancing the environment.  With a contemporary feel, this piece adds a   lot to your modern home.


Mexican stool

This large stool has many summer colors and will bring out all of   your earthen and light decor.  The   pattern is all-round and enhances the appearance from all angles.  This piece is great for highlighting a   variety of colors in your room as it has many in its bright Mexican art   style.


Mexican summer throw   pillow

This pillow has many light tones and classic Mexican symbol art.  The light tones bring a light stain to your   dark toned furniture.  The bright   colors can pick up colors that are used in other artwork in the room and make   them stand out.  The art design is on   the front and back making this pillow a double sided pillow.


Mexican boats framed   print

This print has two flower boats rowed close to each other.  One has a woman with a large collection of   flowers and a man standing on top of the other.  The light tones work well for a light wall   as the frame is a light golden tone that draws the eyes to this piece.  The colors bring many earth colored pieces   together.


Pineapple graphic   art

With a solid white background, this picture has an upside down   pineapple on it.  With the white back,   this piece fits in any bright room in a modern style against a white wall and   other bright decor.  The colors of the   pineapple bring out the color of all the cacti that grow through them, making   a perfect backdrop for your garden.


Mexican table   lamp

This torch with a rustic terracotta structure and earthen glaze   stands out very well.  It gives your   table and your outdoor patio furniture a rustic charm.  Flowers of various kinds bloom on the   sides, bringing the color together all around.  Weighing six pounds, it’s heavy enough to   sit outside and bring light to any occasion.


Mexican mural

This mural has a large yellow and black butterfly with wings   spread out in watercolors.  Most of the   tones are very light yellow and white that work well on any dark   surface.  The outer edges of the wings   are dark colors with blues and reds suggesting that this piece has a hidden   detail.