When creating the kitchen you’ve always wanted, every aspect of the design and décor is important. This especially applies to the kitchen appliances you choose, as they attract the most optical attention by far.
That means you’ll want to select a kitchen appliance finish that not only suits your tastes, but one that can remain tasteful through the years—though this might not always an easy task (remember the 70s?). Every year brings new, colorful possibilities to join the timeless classics such as basic white that have endured since appliances were first regarded as being capable of displaying fashion—and 2021 is no different, with several recent color additions to offer.
Here, we’re going to take a look at some of the most captivating appliance hues that the best brands are sporting, and how they can help make your dream kitchen a reality.
First, let’s go over the most popular finish in appliances today (and in the past, and likely in the future). Because when it comes to designing the ultimate kitchen, stainless steel is never a bad choice. It's high-end, timeless, and you can easily mix and match different appliance brands with minimal differences since the vast majority of appliance manufacturers consider stainless-steel the absolute foundation when it comes to finishes. It exudes a solid, practical beauty that outreaches standard white in reputation and perceived value, and it can fit in with literally any kitchen concept. It’s also durable and easy to clean, so you can look forward to years of worry-free good looks.
BLACK STAINLESS STEEL
As a striking counterpart to gleaming stainless steel, black stainless-steel appliances complement every style and gives a sleek, smooth, minimalist appearance in a color is that is equally exquisite, beautiful, and elegant. There are many reasons to choose black stainless steel such as fingerprint resistance, ease of cleaning, and most of all an unmistakable air of luxury that the finish strongly conveys. Plus, it can fit in any environment with ease. Because black really does go with everything.
In recent years, Slate has become a quite popular choice with its matte finish and gray hue. Modern, clean, and neutral, Slate offers a smart, stylish appearance that goes marvelously with a granite countertop or any number of shades between black and white. It’s subdued, yet undeniably attractive, balancing light and dark while still avoiding the dull moniker of being “middle ground,” But the first brand to unveil their appliances in this color was GE, as seen here in a pretty package from GE Profile which includes a 4-Piece Kitchen Appliance Package with a 36-in. French Door Refrigerator, 30-in. Slide-in Gas Range, 30-in. Over-the-Range Microwave and 24-in. Fully Integrated Dishwasher.
While most appliances brands stick to black, white, or metallic shades, some high-end brands have been offering consumers a dazzling splash of color. ILVE range ovens and both series of La Cornue ranges offer an astounding array of opulent aesthetic choices and styles including hundreds of custom color choices, while Bluestar also offers a choice of custom hues for several models. Other brands that offer a set palette of daring appliances include SMEG with their funky line of retro refrigerators and Bertazzoni offering a nice choice of richly colored range ovens.
TUSCAN STAINLESS STEEL
Samsung has long prided themselves on manufacturing premium quality appliances with innovative designs and smart technology that are as eye-catching as they are functional. Samsung has done it again with the introduction of their Tuscan Stainless Steel finish. The color of the finish itself is alluring yet somewhat indefinable, melding a muted, smoky graphite with a hint of aged bronze resulting in an elemental hue that can fit in with any number of kitchen décor schemes. As you can see in the package pictured above, the culminative effect of these kitchen appliances is bold, subdued, and entirely unique. And if you want an in-depth look at what this line of kitchen package has to offer, you can read the entire story on Tuscan Stainless Steel and why it is perfect for your kitchen.
Recently, revered Italian manufacturer Ilve has introduced a beautiful new option—their Blue-Grey line of ranges and range hoods. This is a bold, unique aesthetic addition to your kitchen décor. The soothing hue of this Blue Grey Custom RAL color is a perfect balance of a deep blue and a smoky grey, blending to create a shade that is soft yet undeniably striking. Combine this with Ilve’s custom hardware and trim options—from which you can choose bronze, brass, copper, and chrome—and you can create a gorgeous luxury range/hood combination that will undoubtedly garner ganders of admiration.
Now that you know which appliance finishes we believe the fashionable for the coming year, we’d like to hear what you think. Which one of our selections could you see gracing your own kitchen? Do you already have one of our favorites in your home? Even better, what color appliance finish do you wish you could have? We’d love to know.
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What is the best finish for kitchen appliances?
Not to be elementary, but the best finish for kitchen appliances is the one you choose. It’s your kitchen, and you can design its décor any way you like. However, if you want the most popular overall finish, that would be stainless steel. Easy to clean, easy to match, and looks great in any kitchen.
What appliance finish is easiest to clean?
Generally speaking, the easiest to clean appliance finish is stainless steel. However, many brands have improved upon their appliances with a special, fingerprint-resistant treatment that makes cleaning easier no matter the finish.
Are white appliances out of style?
In no way are white appliances out of style. White has been a preferred appliance color since appliances became standard household items, and it’s not about to go out of style anytime soon.