About Retro Refrigerators
Everything old is new again with retro kitchens topping the list of favorite interior design themes for new homeowners. Retro refrigerators, stoves, and Formica counters and tabletops give a clean, classic look that has been an American favorite since the Second World War. Heavily influenced by Art Deco design and the boom in plastics manufacturing after WWII, 1950s kitchen styles feature futuristic chrome touches on smooth machined surfaces and a color palette of gentle pastel pink, yellow, and aqua. If you are planning a 1950s kitchen, think Art Deco diner with rounded chrome and black-and-white floors, backsplash, and furniture. If pastels are not your cup of tea, consider bright retro red pieces or royal blue for color pops. Kitchen design in the 1970s featured natural colors of amber and avocado with straight, crisp edges, wood tone trims, and the new LCD technology for appliance controls. For a 1970s look, mix prints and patterns in matching warm colors, as well as other rustic materials, like stone and brick. Get a blast from the past for your own kitchen from the 1950s or 1970s with a vast inventory of retro refrigerators or stoves on eBay. There are vintage models as well as clever replicas that feature modern cooking technology.