If you are bored with the look of your plain white kitchen and are looking for subtle ways to make your cooking space a bit more colourful, you are in the right place. Adding some refreshing touches of retro style to your kitchen is an easy and interesting way to add more interest to it and a new feel to your space. Retro kitchens have fun colours, unique vintage pieces and add a personality to the heart of your home. However, to incorporate this style you don’t have to remodel your entire kitchen. There are plenty of simple and inexpensive ways to achieve the look. Here a few ideas to help you get inspired.
The vibrant colours of vintage cookware add a rather cheerful tone when lined up on open shelves or placed on top of the stove. Red is a great colour to consider for your cookware as it evokes that playful nature that retro style has. In fact, you can consider red for all your accents to make a beautiful contrast to your stark neutrals. When shopping for vintage cookware, a very common option you will come across are cast iron pans. Aside from being tough and durable, cast iron pans are also safer than most modern pieces of cookware – which is just one more reason for you to want to add them to your collection.
Retro-style appliances are an easy way to add a touch of retro chic to your kitchen. Nowadays you can find a range of toasters, kettles, juices, stand mixes, and whatnot in this styles on the market. If your budget allows it, there are also retro fridges and ovens that you can buy that are versatile enough to be incorporated into more modern kitchens as well.
A tiled splashback is another easy way to add interest to your kitchen. The best thing about it? You can do it yourself if you are on a budget. If you think you have the skills and creativity for it, you can even paint your existing tiles in geometric patterns.
If your kitchen cabinets already have glass doors or open shelving, use them to your vintage-advantage. Display vintage kitchen items (such as the vintage cookware we’ve mentioned before), cups, plates, bowls, cake stands, teapots or even mason jars in interesting ways.
From the knobs to the drawer pulls, switching these pieces of hardware with something that fits better in your vintage style will help with your transformation. After all, the secret to all great designs lies in the details.