What with all those hard, shiny surfaces, modern kitchens can sometimes seem a bit sterile. The solution? Mix vintage pieces into your modern kitchen. There are lots of ways you can do this — here are a few photos to inspire you.
Above: this kitchen, spotted on At No. 67, actually uses a vintage piece as cabinetry. The vintage cabinet somehow seems right at home next to the modern subway tile and range, and it sets up a pleasing contrast that makes this kitchen very appealing to the eye.
From Glamour: why not use a vintage farmhouse table as an island? The table can double as a work surface, and also a spot for informal meals. Everyone always gathers in the kitchen anyway, so it makes sense for people to have a place to sit.
This kitchen, from Homelife, has mastered the mix, with modern appliances and plenty of storage, thanks to a couple of vintage tables (grouped together as an island) and a hutch.
Vintage cabinets in modern kitchens is a look we've been seeing more and more often. These can provide a sort of grace note in a modern kitchen, and also a helpful place to stash a few things in a kitchen without upper cabinets. From Skona Hem.
A wooden cabinet provides a nice contrast to the sleek stainless steel shelves and cabinets in this kitchen, spotted on Houzz.
Another example of vintage tables as island, from KK Living.
The vintage cabinets is really the crowning glory of this kitchen, from Gisbert Poeppler.
And finally, in this kitchen spotted on Emmas Designblogg, a vintage hutch provides just the right touch of tradition.