Vintage style in decorations
Vintage style is a term used to refer to the old, both in fashion and in decoration. It's about creating an elegant and bohemian atmosphere, adding an antique touch, with pieces of furniture and decorative features from another period.
The word ‘vintage’ comes from the French ‘vendange’ which means ‘harvest’. It is a term used to refer to objects of a certain age that, without being considered antique, improve over time. That is to say, in the vintage style, old decorative features gain value over time, like fine wine.
Vintage decoration has its origin in the 1930s and 40s. It's an elegant, restrained, romantic style based on classic ideas combined with more modern ones.
As for the colors of the vintage decoration, pastel shades, soft textures, and flower prints work really well. Color shades such as white, rose-pink, beige, light blue, aquamarine, turquoise, or peach are 100% vintage style.
Are antique, vintage, and retro the same thing? No, for a piece of furniture to be considered antique it must be over 100 years old. Vintage is considered to be about 40 years old. And retro refers to something that is manufactured today but with a design that reminds us of the past.
Vintage decoration is very fashionable today because it highlights the value of craftsmanship and allows us to rediscover objects that have a history behind them.
Best-selling colors of the vintage series
The decoration of a vintage kitchen is characterized by the addition of furniture, utensils, and appliances that evoke thoughts of past times. Silestone has its own collection of countertop materials that meet the requirements of vintage style: Helix from the Nebula Code Series and Lagoon from the Nebula Series. Both are light shades, with a classic look, ideal for combining with antique furniture, glass display cabinets, and wicker accessories.
The Loft Collection also offers some very interesting materials for vintage decoration. Our choice is Nolita, a creamy white with variations in grey.
Materials with Dekton veining
If there is something trendy in interior design and decoration it is marble with veins. This material has taken over kitchen and bathroom countertops, tabletops, and sideboards. Following the vintage style and within the Natural Collection, we chose Dekton Aura15, inspired by the Calacatta and Carrara marbles and the simplicity and elegance of Dekton Rem.
Another very vintage trend is the use of old-looking materials that imitate rust. Our suggestion is Radium and Trilium in order to achieve that rusted effect. Within the same collection, but with a totally different finish, we have the silvery-white of Nilium.
The brightness from the Natural X-Gloss Collection
Another collection by Dekton with a marked vintage style is the Natural X-Gloss Collection. Inspired by white and beige natural stone, with a very shiny finish, it is a perfect choice for the vintage décor of your home. Our selection is those pieces with veins such as Natural 18, which has a soft grey veining, or Fiord, a much bolder range with a creamy onyx veining.
Vintage style decorating tips
Cosentino offers you limitless options to achieve a vintage décor in your living room, kitchen, or bathroom, from cladding to worktops, vanities to shower trays:
- Opt for white and cream materials in light shades, but with character. Choose the Silestone and Dekton options that include grey or creamy veins. You will get a beautiful white canvas for your vintage decoration.
- For furniture, use antique items with a certain history and combine them with other more modern ones. The success of the vintage style is to ‘know how to mix’ so that the result is not overpowering.
- As secondary tones, choose light blue, aquamarine, rose-pink, peach, or any pastel shade that brings elegance and classicism to your space. You can also use these colors for fabrics, paint, or wallpaper.
- Use stripped wood, wicker, glass lights, sofas, quilted armchairs, etc. Everything that reminds you of past times, but in small doses, without overdoing it.