Before & After: A 1940s Kitchen Gets an Era-Appropriate Makeover

Before & After: A 1940s Kitchen Gets an Era-Appropriate Makeover

The kitchen in this 1940s-built house was desperately in need of an upgrade. Not only did it need more storage space, it also needed more personality. The white cabinets and simple black and white patterned floors weren't cutting it.

The homeowner worked with the team at Howells Architecture + Design, and the kitchen underwent a major transformation — but one that still kept the feel and spirit of the home intact.

Talk about color! While the style of the kitchen is very modern, the color palette was inspired by the dishware that was popular in the 1940s. The pale green cabinets are reminiscent of the Jadeite dishes that were popular at the time. The contrasting coral tile on the wall brings to mind one of the most popular colors in the Fiestaware line.

It's not very often that we see such a colorful kitchen makeover! We also love the fact that they carried the color scheme into other adjacent areas of the house like the tile around the fireplace.

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