Enjoy a stylish blast from the past with our collection of retro kitchen ideas. We've gathered our favorite salvaged decor, nostalgic color schemes, and designs dedicated to a bygone era.
Few colors are more reminiscent of the past than golden burnt orange. The hue extends to both countertops and seating in this retro kitchen and pops against clean white cabinetry. Repetition of square and rectangular shapes in the backsplash and flooring nicely juxtapose a round pendant light and curved chairs.
An eye-catching table and chairs hold court in this kitchen's center. The top of the Saarinen tulip table is the same as the countertops, while the Hans Wegner chairs are a Danish classic, painted coral for a fun twist.
Splashed in lively colors, this retro kitchen finds its happy place with apple green walls set off by white lacquered cabinetry. A peninsula, outfitted with a sleek, chimney-style hood, serves as a social hub and buffet. An area rug made of self-sticking carpet tiles designates the dining area, where Bertoia-inspired wire chairs pull up to an antique table.
Contrasting glossy and matte elements with textured and smooth ones give this kitchen a classic yet contemporary feel. Punchy patterns featured throughout the space, including on draperies, the backsplash, and bar area, give a nod to geometric designs of the '60s. Sleek pendant lighting and a modern range hood supply retro futurism.
Balance bold bursts of retro color with a simple maple island. Turquoise wall cabinets provide the highest impact in this quirky kitchen, while commercial-grade flooring provides updated vintage styling in three more hues. Different shades of yellow work in harmony by going from darkest on the floor to lightest on the ceiling.
Red and white provide high impact in a small space. Fun print fabric pops against a stainless-steel apron-front sink. Butcher-block countertops balance the cherry-tomato hue and all-white high-gloss cabinets.
Trimmed with a metal band and a thin line of red fabric, the stools are reproductions of seating options from a bygone era. Open shelves and glass-front cabinets make the perfect stage for displaying vintage dishes or other collector's items.
A classic gathering spot, the raised kidney-shape kitchen bar lets a family prep meals together. It also provides a place for informal meals. Paired with retro stools, the bar reflects a diner look. The glossy cherry red adds energy to the black-and-white palette.