Contrast and Hold

It's a bit depressing to think that in late 1950s-early 1960s, the kitchen environment was so generic that a refrigerator handle could imbue the room with style and character. Considering that the primitive capabilities of broadcasting limited folks to seeing classic television kitchen-sets of the same era [think 'Donna Reed' and 'Leave It to Beaver'] in black-and-white, we can only guess at how such a Technicolor accent would have impacted the room.