New kitchen designs or room refreshes are increasingly drawing on the past to create a dream kitchen of the future.

Whether your vision is rustic farmhouse, industrial-chic or retro vibes, here is our round-up of how to craft the perfect vintage look.


Mixed materials

The natural beauty of wooden kitchen cabinets offers instant historic charm. Enhance this period feel through a mix of accompanying natural finishes for worktops, kitchen splashback panels and tiling, such as stone and concrete. Inject pewter, brass or copper into your choice of handles, oversized hinges, light fittings and taps to dial up the traditional look.

Much of the appeal of vintage is that it is uniquely customised to you. With our bespoke splashbacks, we can help you recreate authentic natural materials, such as bold marble veining, cool concrete or exposed brick. This service lets you be as creative or subtle as you want when designing a focal point for your vintage space.


Creative storage

Freestanding dressers, reclaimed islands, ladders and wall-mounted utensil rails are just some of the quirky storage pieces that can capture this eclectic vintage feel.


Quirky kit

Go classic with butler sinks and dress your kitchen space with old-school bits and bobs. Think tin signage, copper pans and moulds, vintage linens, retro mixers and salvaged scales.


Focal points

If you are going vintage, then it’s likely you will be building your scheme around a statement range oven or sizeable hob. Enhance this prized appliance with a focal splashback that draws upon a vibrant retro colour or patterned tiles, such as the classic metro brick or Victorian mosaic.


Get groovy

Talking of strong patterns, there is more evidence of the ’70s return with the popularity of retro colour palettes and oversized prints. Mix gloss white cabinets with mustard yellow paintwork or an orange glass splashback.


Genie Splashbacks

If you are looking to incorporate the vintage trend into your kitchen, we have a range of coloured and patterned kitchen splashbacks to choose from, plus our exciting create your own service. So be on trend by heading back in time for inspiration.