The Retro Kitchen and Coca-Cola

retro kitchen decorWhat’s a Retro Kitchen without a few references to the All-American, Coca-Cola company? It’s known worldwide and something that goes hand in hand with retro or vintage design style.

Retro Decorating Ideas for my Kitchen

When I was decorating my diner style kitchen, I knew I wanted to use red — it just screams “retro” to me. In addition, I used black, white and a few touches of green (think old Coke bottle green). I looked around for just the right accents since I didn’t want it shoved down the throats of visitors, but adding to the overall “diner” feel.

Advertising accents for retro food and beverage items is a great place to start and Coca-Cola is one of my favorites.

My Favorite Coca-Cola Item


Coca-Cola® Wood Chalkboard

My most favorite addition to the kitchen was my Coca-Cola chalkboard. I hung it near the garage door since that was the favored entrance/exit to the house. I wrote notes to my kids and husband, reminded myself of appoints and listed items I need from the store.

It was great since it was the last thing I saw as I headed to the car in the garage and also the last thing my husband and kids would see as they left for the day. Sometimes I just wrote “I love you”.

Other Coca-Cola Accent Items

I loved to use plates and signs on the bulkhead over my cabinets and appliances. That area just screams for some attention! I used plates and plate holders, reproduction tin signs and even some postcards featuring advertisements from days gone by. I had a blast picking out the items I used.

They all worked with the diner furniture, stainless steel shelving, stainless tea cart, appliances and counter top decorative accents to really give the 1950’s feel I wanted for my kitchen.

Sometimes it’s the details that bring it home! What’s your favorite retro kitchen accessory?

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Mandee Sears, Webmaster
Mandee loves to decorate! Retro and vintage style are her favorite. She has had a retro diner kitchen as well as vintage touches throughout her home for years. See more of her retro kitchen ideas as well as home decor ideas for the rest of the house!

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  1. What a fabulous kitchen and really cool decorating ideas! Funny, I have often thought of using Coco Cola decorating in a game room or theater room, but never in the kitchen. (I want one of the old coke machines that has been internally updated and completely restored) It looks very inviting indeed!

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