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    Your Guide To Creating The Perfect Retro Design Kitchen

    Perfect retro design kitchen equipped with different kinds of vintage appliances and utensils

    While the elegant design of an ultra-modern kitchen is loved by many, you can’t ignore the charm of a perfect retro design kitchen – after all, there’s great excitement to be found in the tried and tested!

    If you’re all set to design a retro kitchen of your own, then with Saturn Interiors’s kitchen specialists on board the entire process is going to be a breeze. What’s more, you benefit from the expertise of our kitchen designers to bring your dream retro kitchen to life.

    From checkerboard kitchen flooring and vintage-style lighting to retro-inspired colour schemes, we’ve put together some incredible ideas to help you create the perfect retro kitchen.

    Let’s dive in!

    Add Checkerboard Flooring

    When we say checkerboard floors we don’t mean you have to go for the usual black and white. Instead, why not play around a bit with different yet interesting colour combinations like muted pastels?

    Moreover, it’s always better to start your kitchen design from the floor and work your way up since it helps create and define the foundation for the entire room. It’s also important that you consider various ways to make it unique.

    Two people standing on checkerboard flooring representing how it can help create the perfect retro design kitchen

    That said, when it comes to designing a retro kitchen,  checkerboard flooring is perhaps the first thing that comes to mind.

    While it has only just started regaining its popularity, checkerboard kitchen flooring has always been known for its fresh and timeless appeal. It is also one of the best ways to incorporate a hint of the rockabilly era in your kitchen.

    In doing so, you’ll not only add a unique and sprightly look to the room but also create the perfect retro design kitchen.

    To find out more about how you can incorporate checkerboard flooring in your kitchen, book a free no-obligation appointment with us today!

    Go for Pastel Cabinets

    When it comes to creating the perfect retro design kitchen that evokes a romanticised spirit of a bygone era, nothing works more wonderfully than pastel cabinets.

    An open pastel green kitchen cabinet with mugs and other utensils on it.

    Whether you choose yellow, blue or pink hues, these kitchen cabinets can help you add the desired hint of vintage feel in your kitchen space. Additionally, when exploring various retro design ideas, do not hesitate to choose a subtle colour palette for your room as it has made an impressive comeback in the world of home decor.

    If you want to ensure that your home retains its value, you could paint the kitchen’s accent wall with a pastel hue.  You can also consider adding a contrasting kitchen worktop if you do not wish to go all out with the pastel shades.

    Incorporate Vintage-Inspired Appliances

    If you love the concept of creating a retro kitchen but aren’t quite sure whether it’s worth the investment or if you want a more transitional kitchen design, then it’s best to go for vintage-inspired appliances as they come in a range of colours and matte finishes.

    A vintage-style oven with three pizzas in it highlight how it can create the perfect retro design kitchen

    However, if you’re planning to add vintage-style kitchen appliances, then ensure that you’re making them the centre of attention and accordingly designing the rest of your room.

    For instance, you could add a retro-inspired fridge and go for darker kitchen cabinets along with checkerboard flooring.

    If you’re looking for more such design inspirations, then browse through our gallery!

    Hang Retro-Style Pendant Lighting

    To make your entire retro design kitchen come together, consider hanging a well-designed, low-slung pendant lighting. It not only adds a timeless appeal to the room but also injects a unique style that stands out.

    Two retro-style pendant lighting hung above the kitchen island to create a vintage vibe.

    What’s more, retro-style pendant lighting is the best way to add a zing of bonafide vintage flair to your kitchen.

    When choosing a pendant lighting for your retro kitchen, ensure that you’re going for a vibrant option. Just bear in mind that while these lights aren’t supposed to be too moody, they shouldn’t be too clinical either. Striking the right balance between these two aspects is key. 

    Go for Printed Wallpaper

    When it comes to designing a modern kitchen, wallpaper and fabric are the two decorating aspects that are often overlooked.

    White cabinet with printed wallpaper as its background highlighting how you can create the perfect retro design kitchen.

    However, even though they were extremely popular in the late 50s’, when done right, a printed wallpaper can still help you create the perfect retro design kitchen. On top of that, wallpapers can help you add a touch of your personality to your kitchen which was otherwise purely a functional space.

    Wallpapers also help you create different moods and zones, especially if you have an open-plan kitchen design.

    Not sure whether printed wallpapers are the right choice for your kitchen? Speak with the professional kitchen designers at Saturn Interiors today!

    Contact Saturn Interiors for Professional Kitchen Designing

    To successfully create the perfect retro design kitchen, implement the tips mentioned above to make the most of the vintage vibe in your home.

    For thorough and professional advice on how to design your kitchen, you can contact our team today. We perform kitchen upgrades, installation and repair extensively in Milton Keynes and Northampton.

    Visit our showroom to get a feel of what we can do for you!

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