Valentine’s Day is a holiday meant for celebrating love and romance, originally originating from the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia and the legend of Saint Valentine. Although Valentine’s Day is a popular American holiday, it is also celebrated internationally, in countries like Canada, Mexico, France, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Americans were recorded exchanging hand-made valentines as early as the 1700s, and it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes. Today, an estimated 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, and the holiday is celebrated as a time to exchange gifts, sentiments, or to sit down together for a shared romantic meal.
While many people may regard Valentine’s Day as a day meant to celebrate romance between you and a partner, couldn’t Valentine’s instead be a day to celebrate and show a little love to whatever it is that makes you happy in life?
For us, its kitchen appliances, whether it be refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, or microwaves. Traditional Valentine’s colors are red and pink, being the colors that are often associated with love and desire. In your home, kitchens that are decorated in red are said to stimulate appetite, while kitchens that are decorated in pink are said to be nurturing and feminine.
Want to cook up some love in your kitchen this Valentine’s Day? Here are Colorful Valentine’s Kitchens That Will Get You In the Mood for Love.
Vintage Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s from the 1940s and 1950s were often painted cartoons, depicting adorable animals or stylish housewives who were aglow with the radiance of love. The most common symbols of Valentine’s day include the heart, flowers, chocolates, or images of Cupid, often portrayed as a small winged figure with a bow and arrow. Much like today, Valentine’s Day was an opportune time to hint at your loved one to get you that designer perfume you’ve been eying, or that shiny new stovetop that would look wonderful in your kitchen.
While Valentine’s was a day meant for celebrating love, it was also established as a day to celebrate your romance with gifts and goodies. Oh sure I love you honey, but sometimes I think I love this new refrigerator just as much!
The color red is a warm and positive color, associated with our physical needs while promoting ambition and determination. Red signifies a need for adventure, and a passionate, adventurous, and outgoing individual It is the color of sensuality, and can stimulate intimate passions like love in an individual. Red is an appetite stimulant, and the most popular color choice for restaurant and kitchen decorating schemes. In the 1950s, kitchens decorated in cherry red were stylish and desirable.
The color pink represents compassion, nourishment, and love. Pink represents a sweet and charming individual, expressing a delicate and feminine side of the color spectrum. Pink shows a need to be accepted and love unconditionally, and the deeper the pink, the more passion it exhibits. It is the color of uncomplicated emotions
The color pink puts people in touch with the nurturing side of themselves, through either the need to receive or the need to give TLC.
The combination of red and white gives pink the passion of red, however this is softened by the purity and openness of white. Because of this, pink can calm and reassure our emotional energies, alleviating feelings of anger, aggression, resentment, abandonment and neglect.
Pink for Valentine’s day is a romantic and thoughtful color choice, representing the sweetness and innocence of the child in all of us. Pink in a kitchen usually shows a loving and kind individual, often with a romantic view of life that makes for idealistic standards.
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