Vintage Inspiration for Your Custom Home Kitchen

Written by: Penny Siml on Thursday, July 05, 2018

Do you have a passion for vintage clothes? Maybe you love the look of antique furniture. A popular trend we’ve been seeing lately is a touch of vintage charm in the kitchen. It’s often a room most people think of for the latest and greatest appliances. But you can still get high-performance out of kitchen appliances with a unique and trendy look. To get inspired take a look at this untouched 1950’s kitchen.


Vintage Colors

Pastels we’re big through the 50’s. Bright colors and patterns were a hit in the 60’s and 70’s. While we’re not recommending wallpapering the kitchen floor to ceiling with a pattern fit for the set of The Brady Bunch, there are small accents you can use to add a touch of personality to the space. Think about an interesting vintage-inspired backsplash pattern. Or colorful hanging lights to give the kitchen more personality. These small touches go a long way in adding a certain look to the room without overwhelming the design.

Large Appliances

People love the look of old appliances and many top appliance companies offer a wide variety of appliances to pull together a vintage kitchen. Old pull-handle refrigerators give a nostalgic feel with the performance of modern refrigeration. Mixing old and new brings a breath of fresh air to the kitchen where colors are typically absent from the design plan. You can also take kitchen appliances out of the kitchen. Have a recreation room in need of a fridge? This IGLOO mini fridge would be the perfect addition to a room for holding drinks.


Small Appliances

If you’re not ready to make the leap into large appliances with a vintage twist, look into small appliances with big personality. Stand mixers, slow cookers, and juicers all come in vintage-inspired versions. These appliances can easily be stowed away, but when they are out, they make a big impression.    



If you want to go into full vintage-design, look into flooring options that give the look and feel of 50’s-60’s kitchens. Large and small square tiles add visual interest to the room. Black and white patterns give you the freedom to add color on cabinets or with appliances. More intricate tile designs lend themselves well to a more streamlined look for the rest of the kitchen. A bright tile or pattern on the floor goes well with solid, neutral colors on the walls and cabinets.


If you’re looking for something a little different for your kitchen, think about adding some of these design ideas. Get creative and think of ways to blend modern style with vintage charm. Or go rustic-vintage with design and add finishing touches reminiscent of a country cottage. Whatever your style taste, think of ways to add more ‘you’ to your home. Your custom home should be a reflection of your taste. It should also be perfectly functional for your lifestyle. If you’re looking for someone to help you get creative and design something truly unique and all your own, contact our designers to discuss your taste, lifestyle, and vision for all rooms of your custom home!



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