There’s no denying that stainless steel is the most popular appliance finish installed in homes. And this has been the case for decades. However, designers and manufacturers are noticing more interest in color kitchen appliances. At first, you might cringe at the idea; after all, most of our experiences with color appliances are from the cheap plastic ones from the 90s. Those aren’t the only options anymore, and here we’ll be talking about why you might want to consider a color kitchen appliance for your home and show a few of our favorites!
Stainless Steel Fatigue
As you dream about your kitchen remodel, one of the things you’re likely to research are the appliances. There are plenty of excellent options out there, but as you scroll through the endless photos on Houzz or Pinterest, you might get tired of seeing the same stainless steel stoves, ovens, and refrigerators. If the thought of adding stainless steel or similar finish appliances to your kitchen bores you, then maybe colored appliances are right for you! Explore some options, look to Houzz and Pinterest for inspiration and read on to find other reasons to convince you. Finally, you might find something you love, like these teal appliances in this stunning kitchen remodel.
Unique Splash of Color
For a while, it’s been a popular trend to add a splash of color within the famous white-on-white kitchens. Homeowners and designers have done this with colored cabinets, vibrant tiles, and eclectic decor. Now you could add color with appliances! There are bright red refrigerators, teal stoves, and yellow ovens. Check out this orange stove and vent combo in this mid-century modern kitchen.
Matching Colorful Cabinets
Are you in love with the navy cabinet trend? Dark-colored cabinets are really popular right now, and finding color kitchen appliances to match could be tricky. Stainless steel might look nice, but if you want a more uniform look, you should consider colored appliances. This kitchen with navy cabinets and a matching stove is the perfect example. A quick note, though, if you plan to match your cabinets with your appliances, we recommend finding the appliance color you like first, then selecting a cabinet paint color to match. Doing it the other way around can be more challenging since appliances have fewer color options.
Committing to color kitchen appliances right off the bat can be a bit intimidating. They are expensive and could be a disaster if done haphazardly. If you’re not sure about this trend but want to try it out on a smaller scale, maybe consider a smaller appliance to start. For example, this toaster from Wayfair comes in a lovely soft blue, but you can find similar options in almost every color. If you can’t go a day without your caffeine fix, check out this red espresso machine! A pop of color and energy in one device, and you’ll get a feel for how you like the colored appliances.
Some Color Kitchen Appliance Options
This can be an intimidating trend, but if you’re ready to dive in, here is some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing! These are some of our favorite color kitchen appliance options that you might want to consider for your kitchen.
Whether you try out this trend all the way or start with something small, we think it’s a fun trend that will spark ideas and new trends down the line. While the classic stainless steel will always be a great look, we’d love to work with you in creating a unique and colorful kitchen remodel!
Brittany received her interior design degree in 2010 and recently earned her kitchen and bathroom certifications. She sees her job as much more than just picking out pretty colors and materials – it also involves exact measurements, plenty of planning, and determining how to have a space accurately reflect the lifestyle of its occupants.