Stainless steel appliances with an industrial feel have been the mainstay of many American kitchens for the past 20 years. The trend in 2020 has stainless steel taking a back seat to color. But not your 70’s avocado green or harvest gold, nor your bisque and white of the 80’s. Today there are new neutrals, bold and vibrant colors, muted hues, and playful pastels.
If you like the versatility of stainless, but are craving something new, check out black stainless steel appliances. Reviews are in for this color, and it’s a hit! Black stainless steel provides a richer, warmer feel than traditional stainless steel, but it’s just as sleek. To top it off, most brands are smudge proof, so you won’t have the hassle of a daily wipe down. Keep in mind, however,that not all black stainless is alike. Actual colors range from gray to almost black, so stick with the same brand to create a seamless look throughout your kitchen.
Like contemporary? Remodeling with a sleek, minimalistic style? Check out the new white appliances. Brands like Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Samsung have updated this traditional color with stainless steel accents and handles.
When it comes to color in the kitchen make sure you love it. Really love it. Remember you will be living with the color you choose for some time.
Let’s say you have found a color you love. In fact, you want it for every single appliance in your kitchen. You may want to check with the manufacturer to see if they will continue to produce each particular appliance in your chosen color. If not, you could be stuck with an appliance hodge-podge in a few years, if your suite of color gone.
One way to avoid obvious appliance mismatch is to simply coordinate appliances. The most straightforward way to do this is to pick one appliance to showcase color. Generally, this appliance would be the range. You can coordinate the accents on the range, for example stainless steel or black with stainless steel appliances. You could also match white cabinets with a white refrigerator and dishwasher, letting the range be the colorful focal point of the kitchen.
Muted Hues and Pastels
Do you want color, but you back away from bold? Muted tones and pastels can add just a touch of color without being too powerful. Think seaglass green, muted mauve, cottage blue or pastel yellow. These colors can add a retro trend to your kitchen, as well as create a warm and welcoming vibe.
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