25 Smart Decor Ways To Add A Retro Feel In Your Kitchen

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Retro decoration is becoming a trend now. There are a lot of homeowners opting for mid-century modern decor to get a stylish and outstanding look. As for kitchens, you can recreate really a retro look here since retro appliances aren’t on sale mostly but you can still add your space a retro feel with a number of ideas. Here are some creative tips that may aid you create a chic retro ambience in your kitchen decor.

Pops Of Color

Retro kitchen decor is recognized for bold pops of color, hence if you desire such a feel, incorporate orange, pink, red, yellow or blue. It may be an accent wall, a bold kitchen island, cabinets, bright stools and upholstery.

Even colorful dinnerware, mugs and artworks are great for arriving a retro ambience. Such an idea will not only give your kitchen a retro feel, it will also cheer up the space and raise your mood anytime you come in.

You may mix a number of shades in one space, for instance, go for teal and yellow, or mint and blue to make the space look more eye-catching. So, enjoy the following retro kitchen design ideas.

Retro Kitchen With Bold Green Accent Wall And Matching Chairs

A bold green accent wall, matching chairs, a red cooker and turquoise touches here and there.

Retro Kitchen With Mint Fridge, A Cooker And A Hood

A mint fridge, a cooker and a hood give this rustic kitchen a retro feel.

Retro Kitchen With Red Touches

Red is traditional, so red touches like here will definitely bring a retro feel to your space.

Retro Kitchen With Turquoise Fridge, Hood And Cooker

A turquoise fridge, hood and cooker and a diner-inspired eating zone make the space retro.

Retro Kitchen With Turquoise Wall

Such a turquoise wall is right what you need for a stylish colorful accent in the kitchen.

Retro Kitchen With Artworks And A Bold Fridge

You can add touches of color with artworks and a bold fridge, for example, Smeg.

Retro Kitchen With Mint-Colored Cabinets And Some Bold Tableware

Mint-colored cabinets and some bold tableware is all you need to create a retro feel.

Retro Kitchen With Pink Tile Backsplash And Bold Dishes

A pink tile backsplash, a colorful tile floor and bold dishes over the cabinets are great to add retro feel in your kitchen.

Retro Kitchen With Yellow Chairs And Colorful Artworks

Yellow chairs and colorful artworks will spruce up the kitchen and make it cheerful.

Retro-Styled Kitchen With White And Natural Wood Touches

A teal kitchen with white and natural wood touches is perfectly retro styled.


Another characteristic feature of a retro space is patterns. A pattern is a great idea to pull all the colors and shades together and add eye-catching to the space, and in the kitchen it’s a must have.

You may go for one or two patterns and pair them with bold colors in your kitchen. It may be a tiled floor, a tile backsplash or upholstery, and if you don’t want to spend much money on that, go for printed textiles–curtains, rugs, towels and other stuff.

Retro Kitchen With Bold Printed Wallpaper Accent Wall

A bold printed wallpaper accent wall is a great idea to add a retro feel to your kitchen.

Retro Kitchen With Pretty Patterned Tile Floor Matching The Cabinets

A pretty patterned tile floor that matches the cabinets in its colors is also great to add a retro feel in your kitchen.

Retro-Inspired Kitchen With Green And White Geometric Tile Backsplash

A green and white geometric tile backsplash looks very retro-inspired.

Retro Kitchen With Touch Of Green And Pink And A Mosaic Black And White Tiles

A touch of green and pink and a mosaic black and white tiles to highlight the retro kitchen zone.

Retro-Inspired Kitchen With Bold Geometric Tile Backsplash

A bold geometric tile backsplash that stands out in a neutral space is a great idea to add a retro style in the kitchen.

Retro Kitchen With Chic Patterned Textiles

Some patterned textiles will be a nice idea to add a retro feel to your kitchen without spending much money.

Retro-Inspired Kitchen With Printed Curtains And Rugs

Printed curtains, rugs, various kitchen textiles add a cheerful and retro feel to the kitchen.

Retro Diner

Make your dining space or a breakfast nook look like a retro diner – it will make your kitchen retro at once and will aid you keep the decor style up. You may go for leather upholstered sofas and chairs of bold colors and with stripes, a round metal table or a rectangular one.

The chairs can be also metal ones, actually, and you may proceed the industrial feel with a marquee light sign and pendant lamps. Neon signs are also welcome, they arrive that retro feel very easily. Get inspired by the ideas below.

Retro-Inspired Kitchen In Turquoise, Red And Yellow

A dining zone in turquoise, red and yellow in the corner of the kitchen.

Retro Dining Room With Neon Sign, An Emerald Sofa And Printed Chairs

A chic retro diner breakfast nook with a neon sign, an emerald sofa and printed chairs.

Retro Diner Space In Green, White And Coral Accent

A retro diner space done in green, white and coral with botanical patterns.

Small Pink Retro Diner Nook In The Kitchen

A small pink retro diner nook in the kitchen will add color to it and looks very welcoming.

Red Retro Chairs And A Diner-Styled Round Table For Retro Kitchen

Red retro chairs and a diner-styled round table are ideal for adding a retro feel to your space.

Retro Dining Zone With An Industrial Feel And Metal Chairs

A retro dining zone with an industrial feel, metal chairs and a marquee light sign.

Retro Dining Zone With Red Chairs And A Round Table

A retro dining zone with red chairs and a round table looks really retro-styled.

Fun Industrial Retro Dining Space With A Striped Sofa And Chair

A fun industrial retro dining space with a striped sofa and chair and a metal table. Ideas and Photos of DigsDigs

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