Monday, March 14, 2011

3 Kitchen Lighting Styles That Will Give You the Retro Look Your Grandparents Loved

If you want to relive the memories of the past, one of the best ways to do it is adapt a retro look in your home with the right lighting. By simply incorporating the dominant colors used in interior design during the 50's, 60's, and 70's and choosing the kitchen lighting style reminiscent of those very times, you can easily achieve the look you want.
To help you with the kitchen renovation, here are the basic designs of the previous years. To get additional information on these interesting styles below, simply search in your browser for them and you'll have plenty of pictures to give you additional help.
Ball Lamp
The ball lamp was a prominent design during the 70's. The sleek design and striking colors make it a dominant feature of the retro look. If you recall the old Hollywood movies, you usually find it in the dining room as well as the living room of the elite and rich.

 You can bring it back to life by using the same kitchen lighting in the same places. To incorporate the retro look to you lighting, choose colors like orange, yellow or blue or any combination of these. Keep in mind that the retro look portrays a powerful combination of bright colors, so don't go soft and muted with your colors.
Victorian Style Lamp
The Victorian style lamp is a popular type of lighting fixture used in the past years and still the favorite of many modern designers of today. You can incorporate the fixture in your kitchen lighting especially in your buffet table. The added vintage or antique effect gives you the feeling of traveling to the past with ease.
Pendant Lights
Pendant kitchen lighting is also a popular design to achieve the retro look. You can choose from the different designs of the shade that depicts the life of the 50's. Depending on your preferences, you can either choose the old hat design or the vintage umbrella look. If you are a fan of wooden fixtures, get lights made out of wooden materials that were used at that time to add to the effect that you want to achieve. You can find these original light fixtures at various yard sales or even at several online auction sites.
Even up to this time, incorporating the retro style in kitchen lighting still looks good and depending on your home decoration, you might just give it that extra touch with using it. By simply adapting the retro theme and look, you can have a glimpse of the life of your grandparents and get to enjoy being in the past for a moment.
Drop ceiling lights are also in fashion again and should warrant a second look in my opinion.
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