Bring Back Your Past With Retro Kitchen Accessories

Retro design can encompass a lot of different items patterns and styles. Specifically, retro decor refers to popular styles during the 1940s-60s. Decorate your kitchen in retro style with retro kitchen accessories including lighting fixtures and hardware styled after these decades and reminds visitors of the wholesome, optimistic and hopeful spirit of the post-war generations.

Colorful Retro Kitchen Accessories

Colorful Retro Kitchen Accessories

You can choose from many types of retro accessories. One of the most popular is Coca-Cola ads or kitchen accessories, such as hand towels, serving trays and tablecloths. The Coca-Cola insignia, for many Americans, embodies the freedom and fun that filled the post-WWII era.

Retro Kitchen Fun And Cool Appliances

Retro Kitchen Fun And Cool Appliances

Use also authentic antique kitchen items or replicas to create a retro look in your kitchen. Buy a chrome toaster and blender set and look for a 1950s-style refrigerator; you may be able to find an original in working condition. Serve food on a vintage, brightly colored Formica dinette set featuring chrome details; set out an old-fashioned silver tea set. If space allows, set up an antique jukebox to keep guests entertained during dinner parties. Buy a vintage pie safe in which to store baked goods and fresh bread.

Create A Retro Kitchen Style

Create A Retro Kitchen Style

Antique accessories, such as glass jars and vases, will add vintage appeal to your kitchen. Replace boring kitchen cabinet knobs with elegant vintage glass versions. Breathe new life into antiques by turning them into useful household items. Vintage soda bottles can become charming flower holders, while a wooden tool box transforms into a key or pen holder. Fill antique glass jars with silverware for a rustic, relaxed touch. Old-fashioned tin canisters featuring retro patterns and designs make cute herb planters.

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Enamelama Retro Accessories For Kitchen

Enamelama Retro Accessories For Kitchen

Another decorating option is a traditional country farm house theme. Many women in the time period we now call “retro” modeled their kitchens after those seen in Norman Rockwell paintings. These paintings, and the traditional farm house kitchen, were seen as the embodiment of the American spirit. Bring the American spirit into your kitchen with products, advertisements and styling reminiscent of one of America’s most optimistic time periods.

If you desire a more masculine influence of retro kitchen accessories, Harley Davidson products and advertising as well as American made hot rods and/or pin-up girls were also emblems of this time period.

Mint Green Retro Kitchen Accessories

Mint Green Retro Kitchen Accessories

Give more retro effect to your kitchen by accessorizing it with retro lighting. It will brighten up your kitchen with its characteristic bright colors and patterns. If choosing track lighting, opt for light fixtures with geometric shapes and partially exposed bulbs. Another option may be to opt for solid geometric-shaped light covers and plate covers. Often, there are holes for subdued light to shine through, which adds ambiance to your kitchen. A chandelier or pendant with a small geometric shape at the center and colorful, long light bulbs can project out into the room reflect sharp points of colored light.

Pottery Barn Pink Retro Kitchen Set

Pottery Barn Pink Retro Kitchen Set

Retro kitchen accessories include the use of a lot of black and white with solid colors. Red, white and black color combinations were often found in ’50s and ’60s period diners and so would make a logical transition into a private kitchen. Metal, glass, brass and laminate counter tops were also items found in a kitchen during the 50s and 60s.

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