Retro kitchen appliance stores cater to current interior design trends that favor the look, style and color patterns of appliances manufactured during the 1950s and 60s. The appliances are generally new but have been designed to look vintage; however, there are companies that specialize in refurbishing antique appliances for resale.
Manufacturers of new retro-style appliances include Big Chill, Elmira Stove Works and GE with the Artistry series. Retro appliances come in a selection of pastel colors and are expensive, with dishwashers starting at $1,700, refrigerators at $3,000 and ranges at $5,500, as of 2015. Refurbished antiques cost significantly more, with refrigerators that can sell for $60,000 and stoves for over $250,000.