Your Kitchen Style: Retro

Feeling nostalgic for days gone by? Step back in time by giving your kitchen retro style. But don't worry, you don't have to sacrifice modern conveniences to create a vintage kitchen. Many new appliances come in old-fashioned designs.

  • Retro meets modern in this cozy kitchen: all of the appliances combine a vintage look with the latest in technology. The red SMEG refrigerator pops against the kitchen's otherwise monochromatic color scheme.
  • A black-and-white-checkered floor lends a classic look to this kitchen. The retro floor is paired with stainless steel appliances, giving the space a modern appeal.
  • A black-and-white kitchen acts as the perfect backdrop for a vintage table and colorful accessories. The light-blue ceiling adds another splash of color to the space.
  • This kitchen seamlessly blends vintage-looking mint-green appliances with clean, contemporary cabinetry. Mint-green hardware by Van Dyke's Restorers pulls the look together.
  • A Formica-and-aluminum island paired with red-and-chrome stools give this kitchen a fun 1950s diner feel. An aqua glass-tile backsplash and red pendant lights complete the hip design.
  • Start designing your new retro kitchen with this 1950s-style Richardson Retro Diner Chair from Coordinate your look with kitchen chairs and counter stools. Learn more about this product.
  • The Classic Four-Slice Toaster from Crate & Barrel offers modern function with a retro commercial look for your kitchen counter. Features include six-setting browning dials, 1-1/2-inch-wide slots, lift lever for small items, slide-out crumb tray and defrost and bagel buttons with LED indicators. Learn more about this product.
  • SMEG's 1950s-style retro refrigerators have curved corners and come in a variety of nontraditional colors, such as pastel blue, lime green and pink. Learn more about this product.
  • This wallpaper from Exclusively Home, in Mibo's Pease Pottage pattern, features a cute retro look. It comes pretrimmed, but wallpaper paste is required. Learn more about this product. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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