I love playing with colors in my home. Changing the color in my living room used to be a big job. I used to have to repaint the entire room to change the color scheme but have since learned to keep the walls and flooring neutral. Using accent colors in the room can make it very easy to change the overall appearance of the room without going to the expense or work of repainting. My blog will show you what you can do to change the color in your rooms without having to go through the process of painting the entire room.
What is not to love about retro kitchens? They are fun, charming, colorful, and a refreshing change from the neutral themes that have dominated interior design styles in recent years. They are also a great way to recreate those special moments from the past that often bring fond memories of kitchens you remember when growing up. If you are looking to complete a retro kitchen remodel, then read on.
Build upon the flooring
Choosing the right flooring is the foundation for any kitchen remodeling project, but is even more important in a retro kitchen. There is nothing quite like a black and white checkboard floor to get your kitchen off to a great start. A black and white checkerboard floor will instantly add a dramatic look to the room and give you plenty of decorating options for the rest of the room.
Add a splash of red
Every retro kitchen needs at least one major splash of red for a classic color pop. Whether it is a fire engine red accent wall or a corner cabinet painted in candy apple red, you will enjoy the energy red brings to your kitchen. Add red gingham checked curtain toppers to the mix, and you will wonder why you did not go retro sooner.
Bring on the backsplash
A great backsplash can change the look of your kitchen and add color when needed. The color of your backsplash should be determined by your other kitchen colors. Minty green, lemon yellow, and light blue backsplashes play especially well with the black and white checkerboard flooring and red accents.
Pack a punch with pastel cabinets
From peachy pink to timeless turquoise, retro cabinets should be painted in hues that add just a hint of color to the room. Consider the other colors in your kitchen and choose a color that will enhance other features. For instance, if your backsplash is teal, choose a pale yellow or pink for cabinets to provide a pleasing and subtle contrast.
Furnish it retro style
Nothing completes the look of a retro kitchen like a table from the past complete with metal trim and vinyl chair cushions. An old-fashioned step stool makes a great accent for a corner. Look for retro-style appliances to make your kitchen a blast from the past.
If you want to break free from kitchen boredom, a retro kitchen will not disappoint. Filled with charming accents and fun colors, retro kitchens are never dreary. If you are looking for something different to bring your kitchen to life, retro is the way to go.