Vintage 1970s kitchen decor ideas

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1976 kitchen design with wooden cabinetry and central island with sink and range

1976 blue kitchen tile

Green retro kitchen with funky pointed kitchen island (1976)

Green painted and stained wood cabinetry in vintage kitchen with an island (1977)

Rock Hudson kitchen - 1976 House Beautiful 3

Woman in her kitchen 1973

1970s kitchen in avocado


60 kitchen wall and floor brighteners

Fresh, sunny charm

Dazzle up your kitchen with today’s wall and floor coverings. Lively yellows, oranges and blues (below) add zip to passe appliances, suit new copper finishes.

Vintage 1970s kitchen decor colors and patterns - Fresh sunny charm


Wave-the-flag colors

Red, white and blue patchworks, plaids and lacy florals (above) are best with either dark woods or matching painted cabinets in a traditional setting.

Bold red/white or blue/white graphics team well with pale pine and oak or glossy white enamel for a sleek look.

Vintage 1970s kitchen decor colors and patterns - Wave-the-flag colors


Leafy summer cool

Tangy lime and sun-kissed orange are guaranteed to recharge any kitchen. Heighten the impact by glossing cabinets with matching paint. Choose stainless-steel appliances and accessories in chrome, clear plastic; add dash with all-white cookware.

Vintage 1970s kitchen decor colors and patterns - Leafy summer cool


All-natural warm-up

Rich brown, beige and camel (above) evoke an informal country mood whether your kitchen is modern or traditional. This combination beautifully complements the newest chocolate-color kitchen sinks and cookware.

Use the natural palette with butcher block and bentwood, old baskets, copper molds and lots of real greenery to create a truly warm and intimate room.

Vintage 1970s kitchen decor colors and patterns - All-natural warm-up

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