The Best in Retro Kitchen Accessories
Rewind a few decades and you would find kitchens across the country filled with bursts of post box reds, burnt oranges and mustard yellows; this combined with ‘groovy’ circular patterned curtains and delightful chrome dining sets and you’ve got an Austin Powers-worthy kitchen.
Fast forward to present day and these trends still remain popular, but perhaps in a more subtle form. Entertain your guilty pleasure and peruse this rad list of retro accessories to give your kitchen a hint of the decades gone by.
1. Gorenje Freestanding Refrigerator
I love the champagne colour of this fridge/freezer from Gorenje, and with 4 glass shelves, bottle holder and a large crisper pan for fruit and veg, it’s a fully practical choice! With its neutral tone this 50s style fridge/freezer will fit right in with a whole host of retro-themed accessories and styles.
2. Smeg Minibar Cooler
If you’re looking for somewhere to keep the snacks and beverages chilled in your man-cave or summer house, this super cool minibar fridge from Smeg fits the bill. Its burnt orange colour is indicative of eccentric 60s style, making it the perfect accessory to give your room a retro feel.
3. Retro Kitchen Storage Tin
Because what would a homemade stew be without Oxo cubes?! This neat little tin is perfect for storing bits and bobs in your kitchen; keys or loose change for example. And if you’re the type, it comes in a Marmite design too! I love this website for finding niche home-ware items, homemade by individual sellers for that unique touch.
4. Retro Style Enamel Kitchen Scales
Still dead-set against the digital age? These retro kitchen scales will fit right in to your vintage kitchen, complete with stainless steel pan and enamel finish. Available in cream, pale pink or red, you’ll find one to fit your scheme.
5. Squeezy Tomato Ketchup Dispenser
I chose this squeezy tomato sauce dispenser because, well, it looks fun! It’s practical (no-one likes trying to scrape the remnants out of a glass bottle) and brings a little 70s childhood charm to your kitchen — a great retro table centrepiece.
6. KitchenAid mixer
The pistachio colour of this KitchenAid mixer reminds me of a 50s ice cream parlour — the smooth pastel shade being the perfect accompaniment to a modern-day retro kitchen! Technically speaking, this mixer is one of the best; the more keen cooks among you will appreciate the reliability and quality of KitchenAid appliances.