Throwback Kitchens: What were we thinking?!

Let’s have a little fun. I got some inspiration, after looking through some old interior design magazines (circa 1991) that we have in the office, and decided to do some throwback pictures! What were we thinking?! It is amazing to see how the kitchen has evolved! Check out these SO BAD yet SO GOOD kitchen designs over the past 60 years.

1960s

Bright colors, patterns on top of patterns, appliances never seen before and then never seen again, wood paneling and shag carpet! This era was packed with self expression and sometimes things got a little out of hand.
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1970s

Lots of earthy muted color tones and nature elements. Yet for every drab earth-toned room there was an equally colorful room. Everything matched, from the fridge to the counters to the plates and the place mats. Still rocking the shag carpet and the wood paneling.
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1980s

The 80s had two opposing styles… it was either sleek with black leather, geometric shapes, glass and the abundant use of mirrors… Or it was pink, plush and froo froo, with floral pattern overload.

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1990s

The internet and lots of other new technologies (cell phones, computers, larger tvs, etc.) came about in the 90s and so the colors tended to reflect this with the use of grays, silvers, blues and greens and the the use of shiny metals. Also, we may not have been using shag carpet anymore but carpet could be found in new places such as in bathrooms and kitchens, and there were a lot of faux-finished walls. 

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