A design trend that has been around for quite some time is the vintage look. Hearkening back to the 1950s and 1960s, vintage fashion and décor present timeless pieces in a modern setting. To give your kitchen a vintage makeover, textiles and surfaces will make a big difference – and, new appliances can go a long way to helping you achieve this look.
Vintage fridge freezers are characterised by their rounded corners and metal handles. These tend to be quite difficult to come across nowadays (especially for a working model), but many brands offer models that similar in style. The CDA fridge freezer range is vast, so you will certainly find vintage-style refrigeration to suit your tastes from this particular brand.
Vintage taps are always quite ornate, compared to modern taps that feature sharp lines and a minimalist design. For a vintage-style tap, look for one with rounded features and cross-head handles. The Astracast Camarague range is characteristically vintage. You may even want to look into taps that are finished in a colour other than silver. Astracast Camarague series of kitchen sink taps is available is bronze and nickel for an even more authentically vintage look.
These are certainly highly-stylised taps. So, if you’re looking for a simpler option, Franke’s Venetian collection is a nice alternative with a similar vintage look.
In the 1950s, there were not many styles of cookers. While you are certainly spoilt for choice with the wide range of cooker hood styles that are available today, the vintage look consists of a classic chimney or visor design. Look for a style with a wide awning, like the CDA ECH71SS cooker hood and SIA’s own CH71SS model.
Coloured cookers were hugely popular in the 1950s – but they may not be the best option in this day and age. From a practical perspective, colourful appliances may not be a great investment. If you move house or decide to change one aspect of the kitchen, the colour of cooker may not suit the rest of the room.
If you want a vintage-style cooker, you may have to forego the sea foam green finish and invest in a stainless steel model. As such, it’s best to approach this from a stylistic perspective. For a cooker with an authentic vintage look, a model with multiple compartments and a gas hob is ideal.
For a total makeover, you will have to pair these vintage-style appliances with the right wallpaper, curtains and accessories. There are plenty of shops that specialise in this aesthetic, and a great place to start is online at Etsy