A red and white color scheme can evoke feelings of fun and vibrancy within a room. Choosing antiques and collectibles in these colors allows wider choice options. These ideas for decorating a kitchen with vintage accessories may be helpful.
Vintage Fruit Motifs in Kitchen Décor
Although some types of fruit motifs on kitchen and dining related objects have been present during most past times, red and white combinations during the 1950s were extremely popular. Cherry, strawberry, and apple designs predominated. For example, you could use a white metal with red-lidded canister set, decorated with bright red, cheerful cherries. Or a spice rack from the same era made of white glass jars with red lids and painted cherry designs.
Similarly, an aluminum apple figural canister set from the 60s would be cute coupled with other apple motif kitchenware – such as a white McCoy cookie jar with painted apple design; or a metal cake carrier with white bottom, red cover, and apple decorations.
Vintage kitchen linens would complement fruit designs. An example would be linens such as a white cotton tablecloth, with colorful garden flowers, bright red cherries, and green leaves. Or a set of older vintage linen tea towels with cute apple designs.
Vintage Sifters and Egg Cups in Kitchen Décor
Vintage sifters from the 1950s, that were produced in many popular red and white patterns would make fun and unusual kitchen collections. For instance, you might find and display a white sifter with red handle and red tulip design. Or one featuring red poppies plus fruit. Geometric patterns were also popular on these items, and vintage white metal sifters were often decorated with red stripes, checks, or abstract patterns. Soffit space above your cupboards, kitchen shelves, or countertop corners are all possible places for displaying vintage sifters.
Older eggcups would make another fun collection for kitchen décor. You may find these in your color scheme from most time periods, 1970s and 80s inexpensive plastic pieces to early 1900s fine china. For example, you could use a retro red apron clad chef figure eggcup. Or an older set of red rooster shaped cups. Mixing in some antique pieces, such as an early porcelain cup decorated with red borders and delicate amaryllis flowers, or an Art Deco design with stylized red roses, would create interest.