Colorful Inspiration for the Laundry Room Counter Top



I am sorry to report, we still haven’t completed our laundry room/ mudroom remodel.  It is usable, just not finished.  Home improvement projects around here kind of take a back seat to other more important things, like family, the kids’ extra curricular activities, the garden, or just the daily running of our home.  However, I am slowing moving ahead on the tile counter top.

As you probably noticed from my other posts, I am a big fan of homes that still retain their original retro, vintage, or mid century design elements.  Due to the many tile factories around the Southern California area, a large number of West Coast homes from the 1930’s through the 1960’s originally had tile counter tops in the kitchens and/ or bathrooms.  Most of these vintage kitchen tile counter tops pictures come from California real estate listings or home rental websites like Home Away and VRBO.  I recently showed these, along with some others I clipped over at Pinterest, to my DH, hoping to convince him that colorful vintage tile is totally awesome and white is just plain boring.

retro kitchen dinning tulip table bungalow venice beach

Vintage yellow and burgundy tile kitchen counter

green black white checked tile linoleum floor counter top kitchen

retro kitchen in cream black green and white found at homeaway vacation rental in Austin TX

Vintage retro tile counter sink cabinets formica laminate new

Pink peach tile counter top in 1940s California kitchen found at a vacation home rental


mid century blue tile kitchen counter with beige paint

Blue and white vintage 1950s kitchen in a Mission Beach vacation rental

yellow vintage kitchen with original tile counter top and white cabinets

mustard yellow and burnt umber brown counter top in a retro kitchen. I love the old original stove and wall mount faucet

wall mount faucet on blue vintage tile kitchen

Cute blue and white kitchen with two toned blue ceramic tile counter top. This one has another cool original wall mount faucet and blue box cap tile work.

retro kitchen with vintage stove and tile

Okay, this kitchen is just plain white, but I threw it in to show him for comparison. However, I do like the white tile in this photo and vintage stove with the red accessories. Found at a vacation rental in Long Beach

vintage kitchen tile counter top

grey and burgundy box cap tile in a original 1940s or 1950s kitchen
found at vacation rental in Santa Monica
This house also has an awesome green and yellow tile deco bathroom

formica counter top in vintage 1940's kitchen.

Although it isn’t tile, I like the colors in this cute little retro kitchen in Orange, Ca. with an awesome fridge and dishmaster faucet. My hubby wants one of these faucets for the laundry sink under the window.

tile ceramic retro 1950s liner backsplash counter top material home improvement

A cute beige and minty blue 1940s vintage kitchen with an antique stove.


white green kitchen counter top tile ceramic porcelain back mounted faucet

I love the liner details in this tiled 1940’s kitchen.

If I don’t sway my hubby to my way of thinking on a colored tile counter top, I want to paint the cabinets an outrageous fun red like in this retro kitchen. Found at a Santa Cruz Vacation home rental.





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Colorful Inspiration for the Laundry Room Counter Top — 1 Comment

  1. “A cute beige and minty blue 1940s vintage kitchen with an antique stove.”

    that is the kitchen from lorelei and rory’s house in Gilmore Girls.

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