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?