Retro style furniture is furniture that is or has the look of having been made in the decades between the 1950s and the 1980s.
The word retro signifies looking backward, and when we talk of retro furniture, we are speaking of a furniture style that looks back with nostalgia and pays homage to styles that were popular in the decades of 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and recently we have added the 80s to the list.
Retro style furniture is a collection of furniture that closely resembles the style of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. The word retro furniture signifies looking backward, and in terms of furniture, it’s a style that looks back with nostalgia to the great furniture of the past.
Retro furniture style is colorful, whimsical, and has a very distinct look. Popular pieces of retro furniture style furniture from the 1950s came from diners with Formica-topped tables, chrome chairs and chrome bar stools. The Kid’s Classic Racing Chair to the right is available to purchase today.
Nostalgic furniture brings back feelings and awakes memories of the old days.
Retro furniture styles can look cool and offer buyers feeling of happiness and fun.
New materials and color choices led to a dramatic change in furniture styles during the fifties, for example, Formica, plastic, fiberglass and plywood. Popular color schemes from the 1950′s included 1) Blue Turquoise 2) Jade 3) Mint green 4) Bright Pink 5) Sunshine yellow 6) Cherry red 7) Blue Black and White as well as bold prints or bright bold, primary colors. Popular patterns included 1) Checkers 2) Polka Dots 3) Stripes 4) Flowers 5) Zebra Stripes 6) Plaid 7) Spirals and Paisley.
Retro furniture is used abstract furniture styles with weird and interesting unique shapes. Kidney shaped coffee table furniture, curvy boomerang shapes and sleek lines made for a modern look in those years.