Kitchenalia kitchens are more than just rooms in which to prepare and cook food; they are the heart of a home and a place where character and style is important.
The Retro Kitchen
A Vintage or retro-style kitchen has the appearance of coming from another time or era. Although some items might actually be old, others may be new but made in the style of an earlier design. The period of focus for the Kitchenalia retro kitchen is the 19.50s, although a little of the decade before and the decade after might just sneak in.
Colour is an important part of this style of kitchen. Paint has been in short supply during World War II and the period immediately after, so household colour had been dictated by manufactures, left-over stock rather than fashionable trends. But by the end of the era bright new colours, such as pink, chartreuse and turquoise joined red, yellow and black as favourites, and graphic design and cartoon-style drawings were widely used in wallpapers and fabrics. New materials such as plastic also had an impact on the style and availability of homeware.