Considered to bring more eclectic style of vintage design, retro style kitchen design has been long time identical with trendy breakthrough during 1930 – 1970s. Retro style represents the courage of combining colors and pattern without have to be afraid they don’t get along each other. The considerations about choosing the combinations is still become the main concerns, but the result will not turns out cold like what you may see on the traditional style or modern style exist nowadays. The main atmosphere showed in retro style is festive, warm, sweet, and brave.
In 1930s, retro style kitchen design was begin its appearance with the vintage style which still closely can be seen in the entire appliances’ style and colors. The pastels are still become the dominant choice of colors, and the combinations between colors are also still set to the minimum way. You will only see two or three different colors in one kitchen, and mostly the colors are still coming from one family. For example, light green wall combine with leaf green kitchen cabinet, and dark green furniture and kitchen table. The pattern uses are usually using small pattern, and only use mostly for the flooring and backsplash.
Retro style kitchen design in 1950s started to show some development in the use of wall patterns, the appliances and furniture arrangement. Even so, the pastels still seem to be the main theme for retro although some of primary colors like the use of red, orange or purple on some small appliances and cutleries are started to shown. This is also the year when more silver and stainless steel appliances start to be use widely. From the sink, the fridge, kitchen table and chairs are full made from stainless steel, often those with unpainted look.
Nowadays, kitchen design with retro style is adaptation of the modern kitchen styles known today. You may still see the general concept of space efficiency, the type of material use, the domination of cold colors, the appliances arrangements, and the pattern. Usually the modern retro kitchen design today only use retro as the sense, that the kitchen don’t decorate fully with retro style. This make the retro style only shows in the use of one appliance (usually the color of fridge, stove, or sink) and the chest pattern flooring. This may not turn the whole atmosphere into real retro style kitchen design but enough to remain you with such feel.