Kitchen appliances come in all sorts of colors and finishes. However, the cost of home appliances can mean these are long-term investments for your home. The choice is ultimately dependent on your decor tastes, the reason for buying the appliance, and your living situation. Here are a few tips you can follow when deciding on their color.
If you’re looking to get a colorful refrigerator or microwave, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons. A bright color will quickly date the appliance. Over time these appliances will go out of style much faster than expected. It may seem appealing to go for a trendy kitchen, but neutrals are more likely to seem timeless. When picking these appliances, remember that these colors usually go out of stock more often than stainless steel. If one appliance needs to be replaced, it may be difficult to find the same color or you’ll have to settle for mismatched appliances.
When deciding on an appliance’s color, ask yourself if it complements the rest of decor that won’t be changed anytime soon, such as flooring, counters and backsplashes. Stainless steel tends to be the most neutral of all finishes since they fit with both warm and cool color schemes. Stainless steel is more difficult to keep clean, as fingerprints show more easily compared to other finishes. Black appliances tend to blend with other stainless steel appliances and are harder to date than color finishes. If you’re looking for a customized look, the hidden-appliance look involves cabinet panels that virtually hide appliances within cabinetry. This will be the most expensive option but can greatly enhance the selling feature of your kitchen.
Source: the Spruce