The Suitcase Lady


April 14, 2020, 4:02 pm

Like most little girls and many big ones, I love the color pink. A quick check of my closet will confirm this, many of my clothes have rosy hues from pale pink to deep magenta. My fondness for pink, however, does not extend to interior decorating.

All design, fashion and decorating trends go around on a giant carousel through time. I have recently become aware that a stalwart of mid-century kitchen design, the pink kitchen, is making a return appearance.

This phenomenon became apparent when I spotted five new hot (pun intended) pink kitchens in various design magazines in the past month. Pink is in. Personally, I cannot see myself cooking in a kitchen that resembles a baby’s nursery or the inside of a giant conch shell. But I do take delight in looking at these photos I’ve gathered of the original  1950’s kitchens and the 2020 retro take on them. I hope you enjoy them as well. Click here to view.

And here’s a bonus. The 1950s was the era of pink. Try to make it to the last line in this song!

2 Comments for this entry

  • evie robillard

    Wow. Reminds me of the song: “Enjoy yourself; it’s later than you think. Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink . . .” Also, I’m wondering if they weren’t playing with the pink and gray fad of the mid-50’s . . . remember that???

  • Elizabeth Levins

    Grew up in a pink and gray kitchen, with pink Russell Wright dishes. LOVE PINK, but not for kitchens. Thanks for the cute memories.