Thursday, June 7, 2012

Take a LoOk Into 1960s Kitchens!

The 1960s were a time of many changes including the assassination of John and Robert Kennedy, the Vietnam war, the Civil rights movement led by later assassinated Martin Luther King, and the landing of America on the moon by Neil Armstrong. These changes are definitely demonstrated throughout the designs in the American 1960s kitchens. Maybe the kitchens changed so much because people couldn’t control what was happening around them so they decided to focus on what they could control, their kitchen. Or maybe people were just ready for a change. Whatever the case, 1960s kitchens expressed many different styles with lots of bright colors mixed with steel and an outdoorsy look.

Pictures below are from www.retrorenovation.com

This picture shows the bright colors that accentuated the sixties with the yellow and blue. Pay special attention to the backsplash and how the pattern matches the blue countertops. Also notice the wood top and bottom cabinetry which was very popular in the 1960s. 





This picture demonstrates a variety of elements that were popular in 1960s kitchens. First of all, notice the thick laminate countertops with the unique pattern which became popular in the early 1960s. Also, the laminate pattern on the cabinets was a popular decoration in the ‘60s.The steel mixed with laminate was popular in the ‘60s. Small tiling on the floor was a popular item in the ‘60s as well along with the brick walls around the windows.



This picture is a great example of the “outdoorsy” look that 1960s kitchens seemed to accentuate. A lot of 1960s kitchens were all about bringing the outdoors inside which is somewhat popular in today’s kitchens. This kitchen has two different patterns of brick, wooden cabinets, and beige colors. The grill in the kitchen was popular in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s.




This picture is from a 1966 kitchen. It is a great example of the laminate patterns that were so popular in the ‘60s. The wood cabinetry is also seen in this kitchen therefore combining the outdoorsy look and laminate look.




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