At North East Kitchen Solutions, we are used to making kitchens of all shapes and sizes, come to life. A large portion of kitchens that we install, are contemporary designs. While a lot of people tend to go for the more modern form of design, it is becoming increasingly popular to take a trip back in time and go for a retro style of kitchen. In this blog, we’re going to be giving you our tips, for adding that vintage touch to your kitchen.

Classic colours

The colour of your kitchen, is of huge importance, no matter what type of design you are going for. By adding a bright colour scheme to your kitchen, you can really create that retro atmosphere that you are going for. We would suggest colours such as crème, blue or red. If you’re not wanting to go to bold with your choice of colour pallet, a suggestion would be to use bar stools, to add that splash of colour, in a much more subtle way.

American diner

While we are on the subject of bar stools, a perfect way to get the vintage look of US kitchens in the 1950’s, is to create the look of an visual of an American diner. Your elevated seating, can be lined up along a breakfast bar, perfect for sitting with a snack in the morning. You could even swap your regular kitchen furniture with a diner style booth, great for meal time!

Retro extras

What better way to make your kitchen feel retro, than the addition of 1950’s inspired artwork! Make sure any artwork fits in well with the overall colour scheme, but don’t be afraid to make it bright! Neon lighting, would give you a perfect mix of vintage and contemporary. Another way to ensure you really feel as if your kitchen is from the 50’s, would be to line your shelves or cupboard tops, with retro food packaging. You could even go the extra mile and include a jukebox or gumball machine in the corner of the room!

We have many years of experience in making people’s dream kitchens come to life. We are more than happy to listen to your ideas and work with you closely, so that the kitchen we provide you with, is truly individual to you! We are passionate about offering first class customer service and ensuring we are with you every step of the way!

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