A pink kitchen may never again be at the top of everyone's wishlist... but a few brave souls are bringing the look back. Pink in the kitchen doesn't have to be quite as in-your-face, though. This space (from House to Home) features just a few cabinets painted in a pale, pale pink.
The kitchen up top (from Mid Century Home Style, via their Flickr) is from 1956, and it is very, very pink. But it seems positively restrained compared to the one above (also from Mid Century Home Style), where the walls, cabinets, and even the door are painted a rosy hue — with navy blue accents, which are a nice but unexpected touch. This kitchen dates all the way back to 1940, which means that, although it's a little hard for us to imagine, the kitchen pictured at the top of this page was already the 'modern' version of the look.
And now let's take a great leap forward to the modern era, where some brave folks (you can read about them in this Vancouver Sun article) trusted their decorator to create a pink kitchen for them. The stainless countertop, backsplash and pulls make this read a little more modern — although it's definitely not for the faint of heart.