Design trends come and go, but the good ones come back. Today, we share retro kitchen design trends that are making a comeback.
Globe Pendant Lights
Globe pendant lighting was popular in the 1960s, and its popularity waned, but never really went out of style. In recent years, more homeowners are choosing it for interior lighting, thanks to its simple design that looks great with contemporary styles. Bring your globe pendant lights to modern standards by choosing energy-efficient lightbulbs.
Appliances That Double as Accent Pieces
Stainless steel seems to be the prevailing material for kitchen appliances. It makes them easy to identify, and it gives appliances a sleek look. However, accent appliances were popular between the 1950s to the 1970s. It’s not unusual to find a brightly-colored refrigerator in someone’s kitchen at the time.
Accent kitchen appliances are coming back, thanks to designers who combine retro designs with modern sensibilities. Your interior remodeler may offer cabinet refacing, which is a good way to match your cabinets with accent appliances.
Wallpaper With Bold Designs
Wallpaper went out of fashion in the past couple of decades. Some people associate them with “grandma” design – which is not a bad thing in the hands of a good designer – but wallpaper is definitely coming back. Instead of traditional patterns, choose wallpaper with bold designs for a stark contrast reminiscent of “mod” fashion.
If you need accents that are not as common as brass, consider a shinier alternative: chrome. Thanks in part to 1950s nostalgia – think hood ornaments and diner bar stools – chrome is making a comeback. The best part is, it plays well with modern design elements and can be incorporated into any color palette. Chrome legs and fixtures, in particular, would fit with any existing kitchen design.
Houseplants can add an outdoor-like vibe to your kitchen and provide pops of color to a neutral color palette. You can incorporate houseplants into existing kitchen design in many ways: hang them from the ceiling, line the window sills with them or use a vertical rack to hang planters. In addition to their aesthetic value, houseplants generate oxygen that helps improve indoor air quality.
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