The Most Popular Kitchen Design Trends Of Every Decade

1950s: Soft pastel colors such as pink, mint green, and turquoise dominated kitchen color schemes. Retro Appliances: Chrome and colorful retro appliances were trendy.

1960s: Checkerboard floors, bright patterns, and vibrant hues dominated kitchen design. Open Shelving: Open shelving and exposed cabinets are becoming increasingly trendy.

1970s: Warm earth tones, such as avocado green and harvest gold, were popular. Wood paneling has become trendy on cabinets and appliances.

1980s: Postmodern Influence: In the 1980s, there was a mix of styles with postmodern influences. High-contrast color schemes with dark cabinetry and bright countertops were popular.

1990s: Neutral Tones: Neutral colors, particularly beige and white, were popular. Minimalism: A design aesthetic that is more minimalist and streamlined.

2000s: Stainless Steel Appliances: Stainless steel appliances have become a modern emblem. Granite countertops have grown in popularity due to their durability and aesthetic appeal.

2010s: Open Concept: With a focus on connectedness to living spaces, open-concept kitchens became popular. White and Gray Color Palettes: White and gray color palettes, as well as the use of subway tiling, predominated.

2020s (up to my most recent update in 2022): Mixing materials such as wood, metal, and stone for a textured effect. Smart Appliances: Smart technology integrated into kitchen appliances. Dark and melancholy: Darker color schemes and melancholy tones gained popularity.

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