30 Retro 1940 Kitchen Ideas

The design of the kitchen these days comes in all colors, sizes and ages. A fun way of decorating the kitchen is with a bit of nostalgia from the 1940s. Combined with new appliances with a retro look, painted doors, glass knobs and antique linens will give you a special and practical kitchen. Without spending a bundle, you can get a great look from the 1940s and still be able to fill your kitchen with some nice collections. Here are some suggestions on how to get a look in your kitchen from the 1940s. Colors Some common jadeite and a red and white theme from this period. For either of these color schemes, you will find plenty of retro decorations to fill your kitchen. Why not begin a jadeite set that you can view as well as use for dishware in open cabinets? You will spice up the place with jadite and cream colored antique wooden handle gadgets. If you're going for the look of red and white, there's plenty of red retro kitchen ware devices out there and antique linens can really perk up the spot. The bonus of the red and white style is that you can incorporate apples or strawberries to a fruit theme as well.

I'd put a neutral color on the walls-white of off sort so it won't detract from all of your wonderful jewelry. Linoleum flooring would be ideal in a checkerboard pattern.
Many synchronized paint throwing rugs will bring many colour to the floor and put it all together. It is better to light Quick lighting. If you want a truly authentic feel, you can buy vintage ceiling lights and wall sconces. Of course you're going to want to make sure you've got enough task lighting so you'll have to work in some modern lights. I suggest you make them as subtle as you can so that they don't look out of place. Window Treatments Use your windows ' vintage curtains. You can buy them with great patterns and complimentary colors. If you can't find curtains make some vintage dish towels or tablecloths-you can buy tablecloths with stains in one area quite cheaply and then just use the good area for the curtains! If you're going with the decorating theme of a red and white 1940's kitchen, you might want to choose either cherries or apples as a secondary theme and look for curtains with those fruits in the motif.

Furniture Glass knobs are going to jazz up the furniture and cabinets and give an authentic look of antique. Use the green glass knobs if you've finished cabinets in white or black. The table and chairs should either be a dinette in chrome vintage style (you can purchase these new ones as well as antique ones) or a table in vintage wooden style with an enamel cover. You can buy any style table and cover it with a vintage tablecloth if you can't find any of these. Accessories Accessories can be found in antique malls for 1940's style kitchens as well as brand newly purchased. Smooth the room with vintage tablecloths and tea towels hanging around. Chrome appliances, like the retro style appliances you can buy brand new these days, are going well with this look. And don't forget the antique breadbox and canisters-every kitchen has them on the counter and you can choose between cream so green chrome or enamel, or red and white to complete the look.

Retro kitchen design is the hottest home remodeling trend with homeowners looking for a look of the 1930s, 1940s or 1950s. In the past, when there were little problems, retro kitchen appliances and cabinets will carry you to a more peaceful time. People in favor of antique kitchen cabinets are tearing out their laminated particleboard doors. Several companies produce old-time cabinets, and several resources are available to locate authentic antique cabinets. Review sales and listings of property as well as classified online and offline. Online auction services like eBay often have vintage items, or under the "Wanted" section, you can place a free ad on Craigslist. By using retro kitchen cabinets to create a homey and inviting atmosphere in the kitchen, you can add a timeless style and elegance. Remember the old 1950s TV shows? The series "I Love Lucy" is well known for its classic kitchen style and is often copied. Even Lucy's daily china can be found for sale on the internet in a cream color with a simulated green ivy pattern on the pieces-at least replicas of the items. Quality prevailed and things that you bought lasted much longer than some of the shoddy merchandise that we see on the marketplace today. Such antique pieces are capable of instilling warm and fun memories of Grandma's house and the lovely smells of her kitchen.

In the 1930s to 1960s, stainless steel kitchen cabinets were common. Usually they were white, but they were often painted to any desired color. So early as the 1920s, these steel retro kitchen cabinets were often marketed as "vermin proof." There was still no antidote for polio in the first half of the 1900s, and almost half a million people were killed in the US by the 1918 flu pandemic. Vermin carrying the virus could not feed by iron, and the meat could not be infected. Homemakers were very concerned about cleanliness at this time, and it was extremely important to have a sanitary kitchen. You want to be confident that you have the authentic looking kitchen cabinet hardware in addition to your antique kitchen cabinets. Vintage hardware components include two-tone knobs, glass and brass cabinet turning latches and white glass knobs. Also do not ignore the vintage kitchen light fixtures that include track lighting, Victorian style lamps, ball lamps and hanging light fixtures or pendant lighting.

Most people decorate the living room, bathroom and even sometimes a hallway. But can the kitchen be decorated too? It sure can. There are many themes that you can incorporate into your kitchen. The theme you use can reflect your personality in a big way. Some themes could be more costly than others. Find a budget that fits your lifestyle and wallet and do some research to find the right style. Here are some ideas to get you started. Retro Did your mother's household have a nice cozy kitchen where all the family came together to say grace and eat around the dinner table? There was a time when appliances as we know them were in infantile stages. They were more statements of convenience than fashion. Now that time has come and gone. The retro-style kitchen can be revitalized. Some places can special order certain retro-style appliances such as a range, refrigerator and even some smaller appliances such as toasters and coffee pots. It seems that fashion and fads runs in cycles and the retro-style is making a comeback. A lot of appliance stores are coming up with a new look. This new look is just based on the kitchen styles of olden days, like those back in the 1960s and 70s. Country What is a country kitchen? Think rural.

A country kitchen is a kitchen that any family felt cozy. Motifs of farm implements, chickens and cows line the walls and doors. But it's much more than that. It has that down home feeling when you walk into it. You feel as though you are transported into a glen of trees and feel at one with nature. If you choose wall paper either choose a wall paper that is neutral or has farm, country or similar motifs.You can even paint your own cows, ducks and sheep on the walls. If there is room, find a nice curio for special plates. A small plain looking curio is all that is needed. The plates it holds are what makes the country kitchen. There are many different style plates, ones with the country motifs on them, to fill the curio. Appliances should be a neutral color such as beige or cream. They don't necessarily have to match but that will help the look of the country kitchen. Simplicity is the country kitchen's standard. You can have that new frost free refrigerator. Appliances have their special places in the country kitchen. Toasters and even microwaves can add to the country kitchen. Modern A modern kitchen needs decor too. Besides appliances, what else can be added to the modern kitchen to make it steam of personality? The wall decoration choice can highlight some of the best qualities of your kitchen. If you have beautiful cupboards, then accent them with beautiful knobs.

You can add modern fashion knobs or add handles to the cupboards. Add a trim to the bottom of the cupboards to give a sense of elegance. The right curtains in the kitchen window can add a touch of your own tastes and personality. If you are a gourmet cook, then add curtains and decorations that signify this. Curtains with peppers and other vegetables are a good choice. If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, then adding the right decorations can add cheer to the time spent in the kitchen. Add bright colors where you will constantly see them. They will be reminders that this is your place, your kitchen. The right clock can add comfort. A modern looking clock can be quite inexpensive and very good looking too. Just search around for a clock that stands out in your eyes, that would add to the value of your kitchen. Decorating your kitchen isn't always easy. Most times simple changes such as curtains and different appliances is all that is needed to change a dreary drab kitchen into a sparkling personality.

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