Stacy celebrates the “avocado goodness” in her 1968 ranch house kitchen

mid century kitchen
All hail the color avocado for kitchens!  After seeing my recent stories on the color avocado used in kitchens, Stacy emailed with photos of her 1968 kitchen, where she has wholeheartedly embraced the avocado.

She writes:

Thanks for the latest stories on avocado! I wanted to share all the avocado goodness I have going on in my 1968 ranch.

avocado kitchen sink

The sink is original.

avocado wallpaper in a midcentury kitchen

The wallpaper was a $1 thrift store find that brought just the right about of kitschy 60s/70s that was missing from my mostly original kitchen.

Thanks for all you do to keep the vintage vibes flowing!

Sincerely, Stacy:)

avocado kitchen canisters and avocado kitchen wallpaperAh! That wallpaper is CLASSIC. I’m gonna guess: 25 million rolls of wallpaper in this style — early American illustrations of kitchen imagery on a faux brick field — sold throughout America.

1960s wallpaper brick wall with chickens
Hannah’s Treasures has numerous patterns of this ilk on their website right now.

This style wallpaper was everywhere!

And I must say: Doesn’t the wallpaper, and the avocado color in general, look great with those blonde-ish kitchen cabinets? I also LOVE the planked (or faux planked, as it appears in this kitchen) kitchen cabinet doors. The planked look doors and drawer fronts break of the boxy mass vs. slab doors. Of course, I’m not dissing slab doors, love them too, have them myself. Just… plank door fronts are another alternative to think about if you’re planning a makeover — or, to be happy to have, if you have them already! 

Thank you, Stacy — for sharing your avocado goodness. And p.s. readers: Stacy’s before-and-after basement laundry room makeover (with, you guessed it, more avocado) coming next!

  1. Zoe says:

    Love all the avocado and the retro vibe! So homey.

    My kitchen still has its original 1940s board and batten cabinets and I ❤️ them. They were painted lemon yellow in the 1960s but have been one shade of white or another since then. I’m thinking about repainting them in a shade of yellow… but painting them is SOOO time-consuming, I don’t want to start until I’m sure I’m on the right path! Meanwhile, I’ll enjoy other people’s colorful kitchens 😊

  2. Stacy says:

    @Becky. Thank you! My husband and I are only the second owners of our house as well.
    I am envious of your avocado bathroom! I would love to have one.
    I can’t complain too much though because I got a turquoise one and a lavender one. 😉

  3. Stacy says:

    @Gretchen Fucio
    Thank you so much! The light fixture was a ReStore find for a whopping $7. It had faded a bit so I repainted the copper. I honestly don’t find much at our Restore but when I do , it’s usually something good.
    My curtains were also thrifted years ago for $3. 🙂

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