50s Retro Kitchens

50s Retro Kitchens

Blast From The Past

Retro kitchens are hot tamales these days. Big to little appliances are all dressed up to be retro. These appliances are available to buy to turn your kitchen retro just like Rachel Ray who has the blue BigChill refrigerator shown below that I like so much.  This post is a look at kitchens in retro.  This is fun with a capital FUN and is a great change from the everyday look-a-like kitchens.

Big Chill blue refrigRachel Ray is always so happy. I want the dolphin refrigerator magnet on the refrig behind her in this photo. 
retro kitchen

Rachel Ray TV showA famous kitchen easily recognized is Rachel Ray’s TV show kitchen.  I could stay on task with this kitchen for this whole post.  Her’s is a perky blast from the past kitchen.  It’s full of energy like Rachel.  Do you have Rachel Ray’s cookware in orange, yellow, green, or blue?

On to more blast from the past kitchens.

Retro kitchenThe bright steel table, chairs in dark mint green, yellow chandelier, and then red oven and red and white curtains makes the cheeriest room.

Retro style kitchenThis is the retro kitchen from the Real-life “Up” Movie house built in Harriman, Utah.  You can see the story about that called Real-Life “UP” Movie House Sold + A Real House That Can Fly from a previous post I did.

Retro kitchen island and stoolsMarvelous use of tile!  Plus the lighting, black cabinets, and red retro stools.  I would like to do a retro basement with a bar, booth, tabletop jukebox, and all the trimmings.

1956 kitchen cabinetsOriginal 1956 kitchen with gray steel cabinets, aqua counter tops, and original flooring.  This is per retrorenovation.com who state the cabinets were put up for sale and sold recently.  It’s 50′s dreamy.

retro kitchen via pinterestI am calling this the Dreamcicle kitchen that is really a light pink refrigerator and oven and baby blue and white kitchen cabinets.  Yep, it’s a Dreamcicle retro kitchen come true.

turquoise kitchenIdeashomedesign retro kitchen.  The table and chairs make me think of The Jetson’s cartoon.

retroMad Men has a 50′s kitchen, but what kind is it?  It is not the steel cabinets I think of from the 50′s.  The cabinets seen here are the most similar to the western style cabinets below.

I can’t leave this scene without saying how much I like the show Mad Men!  Note the plaid pants that Betty Draper, played by Betty Francis, is wearing that match the plaid wallpaper.

retroThis Mad Man comparison is via Mid Century Home Style that has galleries of rooms and houses from the past.  I can’t look at this picture too long, it’s distressing to see the wallpaper on the ceiling!

1956 retro kitchen1956 kitchen Via Mid Century Home Style.  Big chill.com could supply the refrig to get the look.

1950 retro kitchen1956 Youngstown kitchen via Mid Century Home Style.

Big Chill retro kitchenThis is Big Chill’s blue and white kitchen.

table via PinterestThe print design going down the table matching the chairs is so classic 50′s.  A blast from the past, trip down memory lane for some, and exciting new bright idea for others.

Kristie Alley cottage kitchenKristie Alley’s kitchen from her cottage for sale in Maine is dressed up in 50′s style.  Definitely not my taste.  You gotta see her cottage though, I have a whole post about it here.

50's kitchen drainboardTalk about retro.  This 1950′s advertisement about a drain board kitchen counter top cracks me up!

Various Work traditional kitchen♫ We’ve come a long way, baby to get where we’ve gotten to today! ♫

Hope you had fun looking back.  Would you do a retro 50′s kitchen?

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8 Responses to 50s Retro Kitchens

  1. The retro kitchens are so fun- I love the style of the appliances, but probably wouldn’t want the pastel colors. I like to change things up too much to be stuck with colorful appliances, though they are fun to look at.

  2. Oh, gee! I love the blue fridge! I wonder about the one with the red wallpapered ceiling…might that get a little ‘busy’?? Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love kristi alleys kitchen alot! that kitchen just would put a giant smile on my face to be even sitting on one of those chairs. Also i love the pink and blue appliances. 

  4. I love the ad with the woman in a suit. Yea, that’s how I do my dishes EVERY DAY!!! All of these retro kitchens remind me of both of my grandmother’s homes – the only thing missing is the knotty pine :)