The colorful kitchen was just getting started after World War II when new technology designed during the war was put to commercial use. Newly built housing for the surge in returning soldiers meant that new kitchens were increasingly common.
When President Eisenhower was elected in 1952, the First Lady Mamie Eisenhower made headlines when she declared her love of pink. Suddenly pink was a woman’s color. The kitchen, seen at the time as the woman’s domain, became a bastion of pink in many households. While pink decor largely fell out of favor in the 1970s in when autumn colors dominated, there has been a recent trend for pink kitchens once again. You can’t keep a good idea down for long!