The new Donna Reed (today’s stay-at-home mom) will need a kitchen decor to reflect her modern day style.
The “new Donna Reed” and family spends a lot of time in the kitchen. I have always found that the families that function the most effectively and communicate the best are the families who’s lives center around the informal gathering place that is known as the kitchen table.
Let’s modernize the kitchen with some kitchen remodeling colors, but keep our eye on positive views of homemaking from the past.
Here are some modern ideas for kitchen cabinet and wall decor that are both modern, yet familiar.
Your family will be drawn to this clean, inviting kitchen, away from the green buzz of electronics like the TV and the computer. Take that digital green and break it down into more basic elements.
This kitchen remodeling palette does just that. Let’s get back to basics with clean blues, happy silver metallics, pure whites, and happy lemonade yellows.
Kitchen Remodeling: Modern Design Meets 1950’s Retro Paint Colors
Kitchen Remodeling: Modern Design Meets 1950’s Retro Paint Colors: Blue
At the very heart of this kitchen decor palette is a medium blue. Pick a blue that is delicate enough to adorn your grandmother’s favorite teacup, yet bright enough to cover the walls with good family cheer.
The other colors will have to match the particular blue you select.
Some ideas for the medium blue:
Hazy Blue by Benjamin Moore
Blue Spa by Benjamin Moore
Delphinium Blue by Pantone
Porcelain by Pantone
Kitchen Remodeling: Modern Design Meets 1950’s Retro Paint Colors: Yellow
The next important color after blue is a light, happy yellow for accents, and cabinets.
Banana Yellow by Benjamin Moore.
Limelight by Pantone
Fun Yellow or even Funky Yellow by Sherwin-Williams
Kitchen Remodeling: Modern Design Meets 1950’s Retro Paint Colors: Neutral
The next color to pick is a neutral with a just a hint of yellow.
Butter by Benjamin Moore.
Nacre by Sherwin-Williams.
Kitchen Remodeling: Modern Design Meets 1950’s Retro Paint Colors: Metallic Silver
To complete the retro meets modern interior design effect, you will need to add a silver paint color for accents.
Consider a silver meant to be texturized from the Ralph Lauren Regent Metallics paint palette, or go with a more solid color.
Finish off the modern 1950s retro inspired kitchen with silver hardware and you’re done!
Now you have a great place for the modern family to gather, in your new kitchen.