15 Elements to Give Your Kitchen an Incredible Mid-Century Modern Makeover


I grew up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina. With high-end furniture being the town’s life blood, the area was a hot bed for mid-century modern homes going back to the early ‘60s. My grandparents had friends with several, and my own grandparent’s house was in the style. Sleek, clean and forever functional.

We found a list of 15 elements to help give your kitchen a mid-century makeover. Of course, some are easier than others, but they all work.


Mid-century modern is one of those timeless styles that is always in vogue, including for the kitchen. Its inherent characteristics make mid-century a perfect fit for today’s contemporary, modern and eclectic home décor styles. The clean lines and lack of excess are ideal for this most heavily used space of the home. Even if the goal is just incorporating a few mid-century modern touches, there are plenty of ways to do that in the kitchen. The shapes, colors and materials associated with this design era are perfect for mixing with today’s newer materials and on-trend styles. Here are 15 different elements to incorporate into a mid-century modern kitchen makeover, from major changes to smaller accents.