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Vintage kitchen ideas

Vintage kitchen ideas for cosy homes

Looking for vintage kitchen ideas? The iconic vintage era spans from the pre-war 1920s through to the more vibrant and colourful 1950s. Born in a time when the kitchen was undoubtedly the heart of the home, vintage kitchen design offers charm and contemporary convenience, similar to retro kitchen ideas. More commonly then the woman's domain they would have been filled with more feminine décor such as folksy prints and pattern, pretty accessories and practical tools for family living.

There were no convenient microwave meals back then so cooking from scratch and homemaking was the norm. With this in mind, kitchen storage ideas consisted mainly of practical open shelving to stock Kilner jars and tins for ingredients and colourful cabnetry with plenty of room for bakeware and cookin utensils. The 'make do and mend' mentality was strong and so schemes were often made up of eclectic second hand, well loved furniture, perhaps upcycled with a fresh coat of paint.

Kitchen appliances were becoming fashionable during this time with the introduction of appliances such as refrigerators, electric kettles and no modern kitchen was complete without a top-of-the-range food mixer.

Take a look at these vintage kitchen ideas to give your modern kitchen a nod to the past with stylish timeless and timeless touches.

Vintage kitchen with blue cabinets (pictured)

Colour is a strong part of the vintage trend, ranging from soft ice-cream pastels to bright vibrant shades. The soft cornflower blue of this Shaker cabinetry creates a calm and inviting feel. Key elements such as open shelves and retro appliances are all evident, creating that classic, nostalgic look. Metro graphic tiles above the cream Aga add a cafe twist to the scheme for an extra pop of personality.

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