Some color references for what I'm thinking about.
This is more of a "kinda like this" than an "it is this" because its not exactly what I want.
For example, the reference I'm using takes place in the withered, poisoned ruins of a dead city, and my actual story takes place in a fully furnished condo with running water, clean not-utterly-destroyed walls and a shuddering similarity to a furniture catalog targeted towards young urban professionals.
This is from "Post Nuke," a webcomic about...well you can guess what.
The sun. The fucking sun.
Speaking of young urban professionals, here's a piss poor shot of the furniture from Fight Club. I'll have a better one once a wrangle a copy of the movie.