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9 Vintage-Inspired Kitchen Trends That We Love Today

A kitchen filled with nostalgic style brings backs memories that make your heart feel full and your house feel like a home. From an apron front sink to a classic subway tile backsplash, these vintage-inspired kitchen trends will give you a blast from the past in the most modern way possible.


 Brilliant White Shaker - The RTA Store1. White Kitchen Cabinets


If you want the perfect vintage style with white kitchen cabinets, simply incorporate glass front doors and corbels. These classic elements bring the look to life and add some classic character to your cabinetry.  


2. Apron Front Sinks


An apron front sink is a sure way to add some throwback style to your kitchen. Also known as a farmhouse sink or farmer’s sink, they are inspired by the sinks found in rural homes many decades ago. Then beloved for their comfort and oversized basin, today they are also appreciated for their simplistic style that nicely complements both traditional and contemporary kitchens.


3. Farmhouse Tables


Farmhouse tables have rustic influence and exuberate an antique-like quality. Today’s modern variations incorporate comforting elements such as benches and natural tones that appear to be unfinished. Their sturdy simplicity and welcoming nature are reminiscent of what meals around the table used to be like.


4. French Bistro Chairs


Modeled after the quaint seating you’d see at a Parisian café, French bistro chairs are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago. Available in a wide variety of styles, you’ll find those with woven backs, wicker designs, and more modern adaptions made simply of wood or metal.  


5. Industrial Elements


There are many ways to introduce industrial elements into your kitchen, such as vintage-style hardware for your cabinets. You’ll find knobs and pulls made of copper or oil rubbed bronze that have an antiquated feel and will nicely accent your white kitchen cabinets.


You can also incorporate touches of galvanized metal with pretty pendant lights, décor, or even bar stools.


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A classic subway tile backsplash is a vintage trend that is clearly here to stay. It somehow reminds us of grandma’s kitchen while also coming across as fresh and contemporary. You can’t go wrong with white but don’t write off color. In a bright hue, a subway tile backsplash can go from a backdrop to a fun focal point.


7. Butcher Block Kitchen Islands


Butcher block kitchen islands look great in a vintage-inspired kitchen. They have a bit of country charm to them but still maintain a traditional presence. Browse the selection from The RTA Store and see for yourself!


8. Wood Floors


Wide plank wood floors will warm up the room and give the home an “original” feel. Use recycled materials for a worn in finish that will give the home history, even if it’s brand new.


9. Retro Small Appliances


Bright colors or pastels give your everyday small appliances a retro vibe. You’ll find toasters, stand mixers, blenders and more all redesigned to mimic the styles of decades past. Add a pop of color to your kitchen countertop by incorporating some of these fun and colorful small appliances.



At The RTA Store we help make your dream kitchen a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled kitchen cabinets, and accessories with the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your kitchen dreams come true with the help of our free kitchen design tool!