So sad. The last day for all of our pink kitchens. I hope that you have enjoyed them, and that they have provided many new ideas for your own kitchen retro renovation — or as Uncle Jack calls it, ‘down-dating’.
51. One of my favorite pink kitchens EVER, created by the ingenious interior designers selling Armstrong floors:
52. Another kitchen from Armstrong floors. Notice the George Nelson bubble light, nice:
53. A mid-50s Beauty Queen kitchen marketed by, it looks like, Mrs. America!:
54. A new-to-me (and the Postwar Steel Forum) J&L Steel Kitchen:
55. Another Beauty Queen. I love the way that the photo melds into and becomes the illustration. Very indicative of the transition that did actually occur — as by the late 50s, illustrations gave way to photos in shelter publications:
56. Love this mid-50s Lyon steel kitchen!:
57. This Frigidaire appliance advertisement touts the homemaker as queen for a day. Awesome fridge. Pink and yellow was a common combo color:
58. And if you can’t afford an all-new steel kitchen, you can just paint your birch kitchen. This ability to repaint actually was one of the reasons that wood eventually ‘won out’ over steel for kitchens:
59. Another Armstrong kitchen, this time in a lovely pastel-and-wood “Mondrian” style. Love it!:
60. And one final, fab Armstrong design. Wall-fridge lovers, check this one out – set mid-level. You can still get a version of this floor today, and if you’re clever, a pink kitchen to go with it!
Well, now I have an admission. I got to the end of this post – and realize, I do not have 61 Mamie Pink Kitchens – I have 60. Oops. I miscounted. I think I took out several “honorary” pink kitchens at one point and messed up the count. I hope you understand.
So…I am going to wrap it up with this lovely 1968 image. Let me assure you, that by 1968, I see NO SIGNS WHATSOEVER of pink kitchens anymore! Maybe some primary colors here and there. But mostly earth tones, french provincial and that dreaded (by readers) casa de torquemada mediterranean. But pink has never, and will never, die. Lather up.