- By: Gou Siang
- Tags: antique, appliance, bold patterns, charming, checkerboard flooring, classic, funky, gingham linens, kitchen, kitchen renovation, old-school, pastel cabinets, personality, polka dots, retro, singapore, Singaporean, timeless, vintage, wallpaper
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Retro style may seem outdated on a cultural perspective. However, a well done retro kitchen can turn any modern home into a cozy and welcoming space, where family and guests will always feel welcome to join you for a cup of coffee or a home-cooked meal.
A retro kitchen is funky and charming. It maintains a playful personality that is non-replicable, using vintage pieces and aesthetics of at least 15 to 20 years for a unique and colorful feel.
In this blog, we show you 5 key elements to create a perfect retro design for the Singaporean kitchen. Enjoy a stylish blast from the past with these design ideas and start painting your kitchen with retro style today!
1. Vintage Appliance
Nothing will complete your retro kitchen better than the addition of an old-school appliance. If you are looking for a kitchen that possesses vintage appeal, you could ditch modern furniture in favor of classic furniture.
Hence, you may try looking for those with the vintage appeal instead of going with more modern appliances. The addition of a vintage table will add decorative charm and a welcome pop of color to your kitchen, changing the personality of your space.
2. Checkerboard Flooring
3. Polka Dots & Gingham Linens
4. Pastel Cabinets
Cabinets are playing an extremely important role in creating a retro kitchen because it can make or break your theme. Therefore, you will really want to give it some extra thought when designing your dream retro kitchen.
Having said that, if you really want to commit to the boldness of a retro kitchen, do not hesitate to decide on pastel colored cabinets and take your vision full-throttle.
5. Funky Hardware
It might be worth it to take some time to switch out your hardware to something that matches the vintage style because it will help complete your transformation of your retro kitchen. Remember, it’s the little details that matter.
For example, stainless steel lights are best alternatives when choosing the fixtures for your retro kitchen. You can also add a retro clock to your wall and an antique timer to your stove if you are looking to step back in time.