- Posted by nuviro
- On July 24, 2017
Remember the big hair of the 80’s, the tie dye of the 60’s and the leisure suits of the 70’s? Unless there is a costume party, those items aren’t leaving our closets anytime soon. Throughout time styles, tastes and fashion evolve. The same thing happens in kitchens. In the 1970’s vinyl floor was groovy, and in the 1950’s kitchens were u-shaped here’s the highlights of kitchen styles throughout the decades:
Kitchen were very fitted and often had black and white, checkered linoleum flooring. The sinks had two knobs, one for hot and the other for cold, fixed to the wall. Rugs were also popular due to easier maintenance.
Electrical appliances have now been introduced and every home had an icebox. The most popular design trend was country charm.
Often retained a high class, formal look including crown moulding. During wartime the kitchen became less about fashion and more about function.
Bright colors and floral wallpaper were big in design post-war. Layouts of the kitchen in the 1950’s became U-shaped.
Much like mod fashion kitchen interiors were fitted with bolder, more contrasting colors. Counter tops were brightly colored and was often paired with elaborately patterned wallpaper.
In the 1970’s women began pursuing jobs and working outside the home. Because of this kitchen styles became more ambiguous and used color palette that consisted of browns and brass colors. Vinyl flooring was also extremely popular.
Geometric 80’s designs, bold patterns and the futuristic look, kitchens often matched the fashion trends of the 1980’s. White tile replaced the earth-tone flooring of the 1970’s and were accompanied with teal, yellow and mauve accents.
Light oak cabinets, white appliances, and beige walls were the staple in the kitchens of the 1990’s. In contrast to the bright geometric shapes of the 1980’s, this kitchen is very bland.
The 2000’s brought granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in addition to the cabinets of the 1990’s.
In the 2010’s we have an open floor plan and the kitchen is often the centerpiece of the home. Kitchens of today often boast a clean modern look with pops of color in back splash textiles.