Blast From the Past: Creating a Retro Inspired Kitchen

Posted on October 19, 2019

These days, people seem to adore anything retro. This can be seen with the rise in popularity of photo apps such as Instragram, which mimics the look of photos from decades past. This can also be observed in fashion were retro style clothing is also making a comeback. However, have you ever thought of doing a retro inspired kitchen?

The retro look has been enjoying a rise in popularity when it comes to home design. Visit a good kitchen showroom and you are bound to see touches of retro here and there. This is a fun and quirky way of remodeling your kitchen. And the good thing is, you don’t have to leave any of your modern conveniences to achieve a retro look? What’s to stop you from going all out retro with the aesthetics of your kitchen while still maintaining your cutting edge 21st century appliances? Here are some easy to use tips that you can use to give your kitchen a retro look.

Retro Colors

If you are wondering what colors to use in your kitchen, stick with bright colors to achieve a retro look. You can use baby blue, fire engine red, or chequered patterns of black and white tiles.


For the ultimate retro look, feel free to use lots of stainless steel elements in your kitchen. You can add a stainless steel backsplash or even a stainless steel countertop. You should also choose appliances or furniture with lots of chrome accents to give it that 50s vibe. To make your kitchen look even more retro, add a lot of plastic elements such as chairs or side tables.


The best place to look for retro furniture is in state sales, flea markets and auctions. Try to find furniture that have a 50’s diner look. You can use old bar stools or old tables if you can get your hands on them.

Remodeling your kitchen with a retro inspired look is a great way to add vibe and personality to any kitchen. If you are looking for more great ideas that you can apply to your own kitchen, visit a kitchen showroom today.

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