Saturday, November 09, 2013

So, what's the plan, y'all?

I thought I'd share just a few of the images that I've been looking at for inspiration for our kitchen.  As usual, Robb and I are following the lead of our house, and trying to re-create the colors that were originally used.  Our cabinets are a sort of robin's egg blue, and it seems that the walls were a dusty middle-value navy blue.  That blue shows up frequently in photos of kitchens from the 1940s.

1944, wartime advertisement showing a woman making the purchasing decisions for her home.

1930s, judging by her dress.  Dishwashers (which we won't be getting) were invented in the 1880s.

Another one from the 1940s. I love the strange perspective and composition.

My next decision is going to be our kitchen curtains. Are these ones wonderfully bold?

1939.  I wish we could still buy flooring like this, nowadays it's beige, tan and more beige.

Robin's egg blue appliances.  We priced custom-colored fridges.  And we can't begin to afford one.  

It's a pity that people tend to be afraid of color in their homes.  Isn't this charming?


Kaaren said...

I love color. Last count, we had 15 different colors used throughout the house, and we still have two bedrooms unpainted.

That blue tile/linoleum would be so pretty in a kitchen.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Color is my middle name (or would have been if I had anything to say about it). Robin's egg blue and a creamy yellow would be my pick. I'd be afraid Navy would be too dark.

lou p otter said...

"A busy kitchen for a busy woman" That's was my stove until just a month ago.
It was wonderful. The door which you can see on the right side is a gas heater.
I used mine when the themperature was going down below zero.


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