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How to create a retro kitchen

Have you always dreamed of a retro kitchen? The style is enjoying a resurgence in popularity and includes kitchens decorated in bright, vibrant colours and patterns and soft, rounded shapes. If you want something unique and different for your kitchen space, here are some ways to create a retro feel in your home:

  1. Go for pastels

For retro kitsch, choose pastel shades and hues. Blues, greens, pinks and yellows are ideal for creating an understated look, especially if you paint just one wall in this colour whilst keeping the rest of the walls in a neutral shade like cream, latte or light grey.

  1. Go for a diner

Kitchen diners are synonymous with retro chic. During the fifties, families combined traditional dining spaces with the kitchen to make a more open, sociable and cosy dining area. Think chrome-edged furniture, bright wipeable table tops and matching chairs. To get your hands on stunning retro dining chairs, see the Tolix Style Chair from https://www.pash-classics.com/dining/chairs/tolix-style-chairs

  1. Go retro with appliances

The perfect way to add some retro style to your kitchen is do it through your appliances. This can provide a cheaper option to replacing all the cabinetry for example. Items like fridges, toasters and kettles are all available in retro designs. American-style fridges in pastel shades with rounded edges are a great investment, ideal for both a retro or contemporary style kitchen.

  1. Cream cabinets

If you want to replace the cabinets, an authentic fifties look can be achieved by choosing cream-coloured cabinetry and a contrasting worktop. For the ultimate retro look, Formica worktops are a must.

  1. Tiles for the splashback

Another look you can incorporate is a tiled splashback, which you can DIY if you’re on a budget. Think geometric patterns and pastel shades for the best retro design.

  1. Stainless steel

If you want retro but are not keen pastel, then consider an edgier look with curved stainless steel which gives a more industrial feel to your kitchen.

  1. Shelving and artwork

Retro is all about creating a homely, family atmosphere that looks stunning but definitely lived-in. Therefore, it’s easy to add in lots of colourful accessories and retro prints for the walls.

  1. Don’t forget the flooring

The mid-20th century saw new materials introduced to home décor, like plastic and vinyl for the first time. These materials were revolutionary for kitchen flooring especially. Consider patterned vinyl flooring for a fun and unique retro twist.

 

Rony Bhuyan

Rony Bhuyan is a writer, online marketer and part-time graphics designer with a background in Finance. A regular contributor to Speaky Magazine and Tech Magazine. His real passion, however, lies in helping his clients.

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