Prior to the 1920s, the kitchen was largely utilitarian spaces with very little decoration. However, in the mid-1920s, many kitchens began to use parts of the design that let color and comfort. Popular kitchen colors were blue, yellow and green. Red was also used to add some joy and excitement. Kitchen valances of the era picked up and activated on this new color exploration.
Gingham became a common fabric choice for valances in the 1920s kitchen. A versatile print is available in a variety of colors, GINGHAM works well with many different fabrics from flowers to stripes. Gingham was often used during the 1920’s in the valances cafe style. Mid-century kitchen valances of this type contained a simple valance hung on a cafe bar on the lower half of the window, while the very top of the window was covered with a matching coat.
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Chintz was another commonly used fabric in the 1920s and was common in kitchens. A versatile choice, chintz is a heavier fabric than gingham with a light shine. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, chintz is often used not only in the vintage kitchen valances but also for seat cushions, tablecloths, napkins and aprons. Simple panel style valances made by chintz decorated many 1920s kitchen.