It’s all go, go, go in the world that we’re living in today. Our faces are constantly glued to our smartphones, it seems like the television never turns off, and traffic on the streets has never been thicker! This leaves many lusting for a return to the days of yesterday, back when things were much simpler than they are today. While no one has invented a time machine (yet), it’s possible that you can travel back in time through the design choices you make within your own home.
Something that’s become increasingly popular of late is the retro kitchen design. While everyone seems to be trying to outdo each other with the latest kitchen gadgets and gizmos, some are going for a decidedly retro aesthetic within their kitchens. You probably know the look we’re talking about, and maybe you’ve thought that such a look might be right for your home!
If that’s the case, then you’ve absolutely got to check out these 27 stunning retro kitchen designs. You’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time, and just maybe you’ll find the right combination of design elements to come up with a retro look for your kitchen at home!
Without a doubt, one of the most popular colors for retro kitchen designs is blue. Also, check out that delightful table in the middle of this kitchen!
While there are a few “contemporary” design choices that have been made in this retro kitchen, the look is totally present through the furniture and appliances.
It’s hard to ignore those classic diner barstools around the island in this delightful retro kitchen design.
The classic appliances of this kitchen (as well as those Coca Cola barstools) balance the contemporary elements of this kitchen design nicely.
5. Small Kitchens
It just so happens that retro design is perfectly suited for small kitchen spaces where you’re trying to get a lot out of a little.
You can get just enough of that retro look and feel by using curved and angled lines in your kitchen design.
The spirit and look of 1950s London are alive in well in this stunning retro kitchen design.
8. Blue and White
The blue and white of this delightful retro kitchen make it attractive and almost beach like in its cheerfulness.
9. For Some
Hey, this look may not be for everyone! But, there’s no denying the awesome retro qualities of this stunning kitchen design.
10. Bold Colors
The bold primary colors of the décor in this retro kitchen really serve to create the look more than anything else.
11. Yellow and White
Aside from the color scheme of this retro kitchen design, there are a lot of small touches that complete the look.
In crafting the retro design for this kitchen, the home’s owner selected a number of charming décor items to adorn the walls and cabinets with.
This kitchen is another example of how the rounded edges are an essential component of the retro kitchen design.
14. Kitchen Table
One thing that will be essential for your retro kitchen is selecting an appropriate and attractive kitchen table.
With a retro kitchen design, you’ll want to make sure that you’re outfitted with all of the right retro kitchen utensils.
16. Half Measures
If you’re not ready to go full retro with your kitchen, there are a number of appliances out there that can add just a touch.
This retro kitchen is a stunning example of how there’s still plenty of flexibility in the design choices you make.
18. Building It In
This kitchen is an excellent example of how retro design elements can be incorporated to great effect into a modern kitchen.
You saw a small kitchen earlier; this one’s tiny! See how beautifully the retro design aesthetic works for it?
One of the reasons that so many enjoy the retro kitchen design is that it allows them to make wacky choices. Check out that floor!
21. Those Stools Again!
Your significant other won’t let you have a retro kitchen? Well, how can they argue with those attractive diner stools? There they are again!
This cheery retro kitchen design is incredible simple, something that allows it to remain bright and cheerful.
Is there anything that screams retro more than red combined with black and white checkers? No. We didn’t think so!
24. The Floor
It’s important when you’re making your retro kitchen design that you pay attention to the flooring. It can be essential for tying the aesthetic together!
If you want the retro kitchen design with the feminine touch, then there’s no reason not to go pink everything, tying it all together with the checkered floor.
26. Retro Contemporary
Hey, going full retro isn’t for everyone! But, if you want to add just a touch of that classic design to your contemporary home, this kitchen is an excellent example to work from.
27. It’s All Possible!
Retro design is always awesome. So, remember that you can always go to the limit. If you want your kitchen to look like a classic diner, then that’s possible. Just look at this beauty!