I am in the process of looking for a new fridge. My present one is beige, cabinets are a dark oak. The microwave, wall, oven and dishwasher are black. I am thinking about getting a black fridge, but wonder if it would make the room look too dark? The floor is a red brick linoleum pattern. Thanks in advance.
By Kidena from Beverly, MA
I had a beige fridge and the rest of my appliances were black, and I hated it so purchased a black one so all would match. It pretty much boils down to whether or not your fridge being a different color is something that has been bothering you. If not, why not go with beige. If so, you need to go with black.
If you are able (and willing) to paint the black wall beige, that should lighten the room a lot.
Sounds like your kitchen may be too dark already.
Try throwing something long and black over the fridge and then see what the room looks like.
The fridge will become the elephant in the room. The kitchens I have seen with the black fridges DO look like they are enormous. Center of attention. My other appliances (stove, dishwasher) are the black fronts but I want the biggest one in the room to be the least conspicuous.
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The kitchen we are updating is the standard oak cabinets with cream/neutral counter tops. The floor is neutral tan ceramic tile. We would like to replace the counter tops and appliances. The kitchen is painted a soft light green and opens to the living room which doesn't have a color yet. Any suggestions on colors for counter tops and appliances? It is just so bland with all the neutral in the kitchen.
Kelly from Pittsburgh, PA
The kitchen table set looks like it's blue or gray. Perhaps appliances could be stainless steel to compliment your table set and paint the walls in a bright cheerful color of blue. Looks like you have plenty of lighting and I'd add a touch of chrome or silver in darker areas like the frame of a clock or picture. Curtains could have a splash of the floor coloring along with the blue to help pull it together if you're planning on keeping the same tile.
Also, peach or apricot colors are warm and pleasant and would look nice with the floor and oak cabinets and on counter top. You could stay with white appliances and use some gold or brass highlights in the room.
Have you considered a tile mural back splash for a dramatic touch? They vary in sizes and may not cost you very much.
Well I re-did my kitchen and bought stainless steel fridge, microwave,glass top stove and dish washer. I will never buy stainless steel appliances again. They scratch very easily and you have to clean them all the time as they show smudges and dirt more so than regular appliances. (01/23/2008)
I am replacing several appliances in my kitchen. I have just purchased a beautiful cottage style kitchen table in black. I am wanting to incorporate black into the kitchen but not overdo it (with black).