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Retro kitchen ideas

Retro kitchen ideas for spaces with personality

From the slightest touch to an explosion of style, adding retro chic to your home is a great way to pay homage to your favourite era and have fun at the same time. Whether it is through colour palette or iconic furniture choice, explore retro chic through some of our great retro kitchen ideas. From vintage kitchen ideas to incorporating evocative colour into your scheme, you can create a retro look even in a small kitchen.

There are certain design ingredients that make up the ideal retro-chic recipe. A palette of colours that are so of their moment, plastic furniture once ground-breakingly space-aged, spiky plants and a hint of iconic imagery. It may sound like the potential for design disaster, but it all comes together so beautifully in these retro kitchens.

When it comes to kitchen storage ideas, standalone units are now being embraced in modern open-plan spaces where the kitchen literally takes centre stage. But they were once the bread and butter of a retro kitchen. Paint your freestanding furniture in a contrasting palette of primary colours for a true retro look.

Take a look at these retro kitchen ideas to give your contemporary or traditional kitchen a nod to the past with nostalgic, olde worlde touches.

Retro kitchen with signage (above)

If you have a large retro art collection to show off, you can't do better than crisp white walls. Make the most of the space you have by hanging some pieces and propping others. Propping is also a great option for awkward or heavy items that would be tricky to hang. For a coherent look, use your artwork as the basis of your colour scheme and stick to a limited palette of two or three key colours. A primary palette is a great choice for a retro scheme.

Andy Warhol 'Campbell's Soup' poster
World Gallery
Vintage road signs
English Salvage

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