What’s Old is New Again: Avocado Kitchens


Recently, I visited my cousin's country house for the first time. I love checking out people's homes.  It brings me endless joy to peek through all the details that make up someone's space as well as the architecture. One of the first things I noticed about her home was the avocado kitchen appliances.  You gotta love it when someone's kept that kind of detail in their home. I love me an all-white kitchen, but colors from the 60s and 70s are awesome on another level. That got us talking about how things cycle in and out of style, and got me thinking of how I'd take advantage of the original olive/avocado look. If you also have this fabulous color in your kitchen, if you just want a unique look in your kitchen, or if you just dig the color, keep reading for my tips & inspiration.

I once rented an apartment that had an avocado oven and fridge. Unfortunately, I wasn’t as concerned with decor at the time (during my starving artist days) so I did nothing to highlight the color. But if I had the chance today, I’d make the most of it.

My version would be my usual MO, a juxtaposition of styles. I’d combine modern (think:  Scandinavian) with the vintage to create a look similar to this kitchen:

You could go full out vintage like this LA home. The MCM appeal shines brighter by pairing orange and gold kitchen items with the green cabinetry.

If you’re not too keen on avocado being the star, adding a gray-blue helps to temper the color. The combination of this palette with the wood evokes a calm, natural vibe.

This kitchen also doesn’t have avocado appliances, but it’s beautifully employed the use of the color as an accent wall.

If you’re not feeling the color as much but dig it in small doses, opt for accessories or furniture.

What do you think of the avocado look in kitchens? Do you think it can become a trend again? If you’ve had this color in your home, did you change it or embrace it?


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2 Comments on What’s Old is New Again: Avocado Kitchens

  1. Natasha In Oz // 07/27/2015 at 4:44 PM // Reply

    That oven looks so modern and fun! Great ideas for a kitchen here-thanks for sharing at the Sundays Down Under link up. I’ve pinned your post.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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