This Tucson, Arizona, kitchen from 1965, wasn’t a traditional Mexican-inspired kitchen, but shimmered with a familiar Mexican decorative material – embossed tin – put to highly inventive use
A contemporary black 60s kitchen with a number of wide-open spaces became more intimate and more restful when lined with subtly glowing color.
See what was cookin’ in home design decades ago by checking out these kitchen islands from the 60s! They combined form, function, and fun, too.
This dramatic circular kitchen, inspired perhaps by contemporary theatres in the round, was a superb example of a smoothly-functioning kitchen back when it was built in 1968.
In this mirror wall kitchen from the 1960s, the reflective doors at the end of the room opened to reveal major storage – a full-height pantry or a great place to keep glassware.
With the help of these cute wallpapered kitchen cabinets, extra space was found for dishes, glasses, linens, and bulky items like an ice bucket and wine storage rack.
With a wall of windows to take maximum advantage of attractive gardens and vistas, this open-plan living room-dining area from the mid-50s had a casual family-friendly atmosphere.
The designers combined two distinct country patterns to cover the walls and ceiling of what is most easily described as a country-style breakfast nook.
The removal of a wall between kitchen & dining room made all the difference in this home from 1956, creating a more open plan area that was filled with reds, greys and earthy tones.
This fresh eat-in kitchen decor scheme was zesty yet peaceful, and made the most of a small space by using cantilevered booth seats with a small table.
For this kitchen from the late sixties, the typical style was replaced with fresh green and white swappable cabinet decor, inspired by Florida’s lush landscape.
Seen here after it was remodeled in 1965, this pumpkin orange kitchen also had a vintage black and white checkerboard pattern of vinyl floor tiles.
This old-school 3-level kitchen island had a two-sided shelving unit on top of the main workspace – right in the center of activity – which increased working efficiency.
If you were looking for some stereotypical midcentury modern kitchen decor, this little kitchen from 1959 pretty much had it all.
In the sixties, how would American interior designers express a little Asian flair? Here’s a look back at some vintage Japanese-themed kitchen decor.
Decades ago, this rounded 1950s kitchen would have certainly been unique with its floor featuring a huge mid century modern graphic element.
A gorgeous layered concrete mural with artfully embedded stones made this 1950s kitchen decor truly unique. Take a look!
French countryside furnishings, gleaming copper pots, and exposed stained beams on the emerald green ceiling all contribute to the friendly feeling of this rustic retro kitchen from the 60s.
This 1970s retro kitchen’s wild graphics combined a feeling for space with shouts of exuberant color. Take a look as the lines went up, down and all around.
High ceilings didn’t make this French country-style kitchen any less cozy – they just offered more space for the charming decor.
Several shades of green were in play on this 1960s kitchen island cooking center, in shades so vibrant, it couldn’t help but be the room’s focal point.
This kitchen stands out with its custom peninsula-style mix-bake center, offering everything from space to store and stir, to a cool white marble inset that’s perfect for rolling out dough.
The main working area in this bright and bold blueberry blue was designed to handle everything from a toasted cheese sandwich for one to a buffet dinner for fifty.
Porch dining – well, almost! A cheerful wallpaper mural gave this eating area off the kitchen an outdoor feeling, and the charm of a Parisian sidewalk cafe.
The basis of this retro paisley kitchen from 1966 was simple: white appliances and countertops, with teak-fronted cabinet doors. But then it got interesting.
This dusky blue mid century kitchen didn’t just look pretty. When it was built in the mid-1960s, it offered the most modern home conveniences available at the time.
This space-saving DIY kitchen divider was good for two reasons: it added a bright personal touch that every home needed, and it wouldn’t make a large dent in your budget.