A design discussion!
Sponsored and Hosted by Elmira Stove Works.
They say there’s nothing new under the sun. Certain styles or trends always come around again in some form. We’ve seen this play out in fashion recently with the resurgence of 90s era clothing and hairstyles. The same can be said of kitchen styles. While stainless steel appliances remain popular, there has been a move towards incorporating more character into the kitchen through appliances and finishing touches that give a nod to the past while still appearing fresh and current.
Available in traditional “retro” colors along with custom options, vintage-inspired appliances are surprisingly versatile and can complement just about any design idea and style preference. Brightly-hued options are ideal for adding a bold pop of color to space while softer, more subdued shades create a subtler, more refined look. Either way, these fun (and functional) appliances, when paired with other kitchen elements, can deliver the perfect recipe for statement-making style.
Adding an element of nostalgia to a new or remodeled kitchen is just one example of the many ways to create designs that earn high marks for both style and substance.
Let’s start a dialogue about updating the kitchen in new, fun and unexpected ways!
Our KBtribechat discussion questions:
Q1: Kitchen design is trending toward more color & softer lines. Where do you see this trend going? Is it here to stay?
Q2: Are designers getting more creative and bolder in the use of “non-standard” appliances and colors? Let’s see photos!
Q3: How can designers help homeowners add color to their kitchens and appliances, and feel comfortable doing so? Explain!
Q4: Do you prefer “neutral with a pop of color” or “bold color with neutral accents”? Share images.
Q5: Show us your favorite ‘vintage with a modern twist’ kitchen design.
Q6: What interesting ways have you seen retro appliances incorporated into kitchens? Photos, please!
Q7: If you could build your dream kitchen, what would it look like?
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