48 Totally Smart Retro Mid Century Kitchen Design Ideas

Totally Smart Retro Mid Century Kitchen Design Ideas 31 Totally Smart Retro Mid Century Kitchen Design Ideas 31

These days kitchen décor comes in all colors, sizes and eras. The newest trend in kitchens today is the retro kitchen design look. Painted cabinets, glass knobs, and vintage linens combined with new appliances that have a retro look can give you a unique and functional kitchen.

This kitchen design trend includes everything from chrome and vinyl kitchen tables and chairs to the familar kidney shaped glass coffee tables that were prominent in the 1950’s and ’60s. The kitchen retro style uses bold colors, shiny chrome, sunny yellow, jadeite green, along with checkerboard floors and vivid patterns. You can find this fascination with the 50s and 60s everywhere. This period is also known as ‘mid-century’.

Some reasons for this trend are that people are rejecting the throwaway mentality. They like for things to have a longer shelf life with more endurance and permanence. They want to go back to a time when appliances were built to be serviced and repaired, not immediately replaced. They want appliances to be built to last.

Many kitchen design professionals consider the original mid-century designs to be very good designs, and now a whole new age group is just becoming familiar with them.

Chrome and vinyl dinette sets can fit in perfectly with this 50s nostalgic look, and manufacturers today make these 50s retro kitchen tables in a bistro, booth or regular dinette style. You can buy 50s retro kitchen tables that are brand new and include such features as chrome frames and vinyl seats and backs with laminate tops. You can select from a wide array of colors for the cushions.