Retro Kitchen Designs
Retro kitchen design uses styles from 1930's through the 1960's in modern kitchen design. You can integrate these styles into your modern kitchen today. Using colors, appliances, wallpaper, and design can give your kitchen a retro look.
Retro refrigerator and stove are available by some manufacturers. Smeg is one of the top manufacturers of retro refrigerators. They looks like refrigerator from the 1950's. The come in bright color and designs. The colors are yellow, blue, and orange. Smeg makes a flueless range that hangs on the wall. It converts gas to heat reducing your fuel costs. This creates a better retro kitchen for you. Buying kitchen appliances that look like they come from the 1950's and 1960's is part of designing a retro kitchen. Many companies design refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers with a retro look. Stoves too can come in some bright colors to give the kitchen that authentic look.
Don't overlook smaller appliances when designing a retro kitchen. You can find many smaller retro appliances like wall clocks, coffee pots, telephones and wall signs. Buying plates and silverware from the retro era is a great touch. Finding china patterns of the 1950 and 60's is not that hard with some simple research. If you want 1930's feel a few pieces of Depression glass will help give the kitchen that classic look. You can even find tables and chair in the retro style to match the other appliances. Many of the appliances have chrome trim and handles on the doors.
A black and white tiled floor was another feature of the retro kitchen. You may want to get this only if you like that look. The cabinets can be another place to give a retro look by using colors like pink, blue, yellow, or white. Touches of chrome using chrome hardware on the cabinets give the kitchen that retro era atmophere. Most often the walls were white to offset the color of the cabinets and appliances. Fruit wall paper or stenciled fruit on the wall like apples, pineapples or cherries is another aspect of retro kitchen decorating. Little touches like advertising signs, calendars all add to the retro kitchen look.
In the 1950's retro kitchens that were red and white with hints of black were popular. Other colors like green, mint and gold were common during this period. Pastel colors were big with matching vinyl table and chairs and dishes. Tiled floors often were two colors and matched the rest of the kitchen.
When designing a retro kitchen research the time period you have an interest in. Look for styles of appliances, furniture, cabinets, dishes, and other touches that go with the theme. Seek out a qualified kitchen designer that specializes in retro design. They will help you plan and find the right items to make your kitchen design professional.