I love the look of shiny granite counter tops and big stainless steel appliances but that’s not the only way to showcase a lovely kitchen. If you’re in a position where remodeling doesn’t fall within your budget, consider some bright paint colors and imaginative storage and display options to revamp a retro, classic kitchen…it can be just as quaint for a fraction of the cost.
Look for modern signature pieces – a bold lampshade or pendant light, a contemporary piece of art, bright dishes in interesting hues or clever decals like the LOVE emblem above.
This is clearly an older kitchen, but the bright tea cups and bold color choice in shelving make that an afterthought. Despite the outdated cabinetry this looks very cute and welcoming.
Love the bursts of colors here against white board paneling. Using light blues throughout pull in the dated tile and make it feel purposeful and unique.
An apartment kitchen can be small and boring but this one is so colorful and visually interesting that the plain white cabinets fade completely into the background. Notice the bursts of yellow that keep things light and help pull everything together.
Here are a few more beautifully classic kitchens updated with charm…