Pull out your pearls and whip up an apple pie, the 50’s are back. Retro kitchens are one of the hottest trends in Louisville home décor. Vintage is modern again with funky, charming and playful elements that use fun colors and emphasize personality.

Simple Retro Décor

The good news is, you don’t have to completely remodel to bring retro elemen
ts into your kitchen. You can add in vintage elements and retro colors in small ways.

  1. Pattern

Polka dots and stripes are the best vintage patterns to use in a retro kitchen. Curtains, towels, appliances, bold colors and strong patterns add a funky, vintage feel.

  1. Color

Vintage kitchens are not afraid of color. Tables, chairs, backsplashes. In elements both large and small, use color. Bright, candy apple red with accents of mint is a perfect vintage pallet.

  1. Hardware

No need to change your entire cabinets, but you can switch out your hardware for a funky, vintage look that adds character to the space.

  1. Accents

Coca-Cola, clocks, scales, times, and antique details can bring your vintage kitchen to life. Stick with padded stools, and open shelving storage. Scour Louisville antique shops for authentic pieces with personality.

  1. Screened pantry door

I love the idea of replacing your pantry door with a screen door. It’s a simple change that can bring a beautiful, vintage, and welcome touch of a cottage farmhouse.

  1. Vintage Linens

Look for authentic, vintage linens to incorporate in your kitchen. You can use them as hand towels, table settings, or décor.

Retro Remodel for Your Louisville Kitchen

If you’re looking for a complete retro overhaul, consider these elements to transform your space completely and create the ultimate vintage look.

  1. Checkered Tile

This is an absolute must. Nothing says timeliness like black and white checkered floor. You can also go a step further to red and white check.

  1. Appliances

Instead of going with the latest and greatest appliances, look for throwback appliances with vintage appeal. It will change the personality of your entire space. If you find that perfect appliance, be sure to test it out to ensure it’s in good working order.

  1. Stainless Steel

Lights are the best way to incorporate stainless steel into a vintage kitchen. Simple steel pendants are classic and timeless.

  1. Cabinets

If you’re ready to go all in-in, commit to the vintage look by going with a pastel colored cabinet to bring the entire room together.

  1. Farmhouse sink

Enough said, nothing says classic farmhouse like an authentic farmhouse sink.