When it comes to kitchen appliance trends, stainless steel has been the king in Canadian homes since the mid 90’s. Stainless offers a contemporary, high-end look that compliments many different design and cabinet styles. However, as popular as stainless steel appliances have been with homeowners and designers alike, some people are calling for the end of its reign.
Now, fear not –this doesn’t mean that you will be seeing harvest gold refrigerators back on the market anytime soon. However, appliance trends are offering some exciting new options that just might steal the spotlight from stainless.
White Kitchen Appliances
Several big brands have redesigned basic white kitchen appliances, creating something sleeker and much more modern looking. Rather than opting for a completely monochromatic look, refrigerators, ranges and dishwashers often come appointed with stainless steel hardware and accents, while black cooktops add interest to these new white ranges.
Black Kitchen Appliances
Black is the new black as far as appliance trends go … and if social media is any indication, homeowners are happy to see its return. Available both in glossy and matte finishes, these new black appliances can add drama and interest to the kitchen.
Black Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances
Yes, we know, black stainless steel is still stainless steel. However, if you enjoy the sleekness of stainless, but would prefer something a bit darker in colour, then this may be a good choice for your kitchen.
However, be aware that black stainless has some pros and cons that you’ll want to look into before making the switch. On one hand, it’s fingerprint and smudge-proof. On the other hand, black stainless is rather prone to scratching.
Colourful Kitchen Appliances
Back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s it was easy to find kitchen appliances in a variety of on-trend colours. Homeowners were able to choose from pretty pastels in the 50’s, brights in the 60’s and earthy tones during the 1970’s.
Today, there are some higher-end appliance companies still manufacturing colourful appliances, and they are in fact being embraced by many homeowners. However, the trick is not to purchase an entire appliance suite in red, purple or pink, but rather to opt for a single statement piece, such as a fabulous enamel range or a retro-look refrigerator. These pieces are being mixed in with existing stainless or white appliances to create visual interest in the space.
While it doesn’t look like stainless steel appliances will be going the way of harvest gold anytime soon, it’s nice to see that homeowners are being given more options.