Slide 9: Retro Checkerboard Floors


Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, and floor paint are all options for creating such an effect. New squares of linoleum—a mainstay of many yesteryear kitchens—can also be found today in a variety of vibrant hues.

10 Design Essentials for the Perfect Retro Kitchen

Kitchens decorated with an eye to the past bring us back to simpler times, when cheerful colors and playful patterns dominated the domestic scene. Whether your interest in a retro kitchen stems from an affinity for all things vintage, or from, say, fond memories of a grandparent's home, the look can be easily put together today, thanks to myriad modern products that harken back to bygone eras. Here, browse ten elements that introduce the best design of yesterday to your kitchen today.


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