So, you’ve heard Newstalgia—a design trend that takes vintage furnishings and modernizes it with luxurious finishes and top-of-the-line tech—is predicted to be everywhere in kitchen design for 2022. But that doesn’t really tell us which bygone trends are worth resurfacing. Sure, we can all agree that avocado cabinets from the ‘70s should be left in the past. But when it comes to kitschy patterns from the ‘60s or shabby chic furnishings from the ‘90s, things tend to get a bit murky. Not to mention that planning a kitchen remodel is hard enough; you don’t want to shell out all that cash, only to have something that feels dated and tacky a couple years from now.
Luckily, we’re here to clear up any confusion. Read on for a roundup of the 12 best and worst kitchen trends from 1950 to 2010.