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Kitchen Appliance Color Advice

January 28, 2011

A kitchen with matching appliances.I'm looking for input on kitchen appliance color? I have medium/dark kitchen cabinets, light neutral walls, rose quartz countertops, with cream, caramel, and burgundy spots. I need new appliances. I prefer not to have stainless steel because of the cleaning. Ideas on other options would be appreciated. Thanks!

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By froggy0203 from MA

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January 29, 20110 found this helpful
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Hey "froggie", I wouldn't give up on stainless appliances as some brands are easier to clean than others (and I think they would look great with your cabinets, etc.) As "redhatterb" said, white goes with everything but white comes with it's own set of cleaning issues!

Maybe my imagination isn't broad enough, but stainless and white are the only two colors I would consider. Black is even harder to keep clean than stainless (I worked as a house cleaner for several years. I loved the black appliances, but they were brutal to get streak-less.)

Other colors will be hard to work around should you decided to redecorate or put your home on the market in the future. Just my two cents worth but much luck and great fun. :-)

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January 29, 20110 found this helpful
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You could pick up one of the colors in your counter top, cream, caramel, or burgundy. if I were you, I'd try to take a picture of the counter top (with plenty of natural light, if possible) and bring it with me to the appliance store to see what works.

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I'm guessing the cream color might work best.

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January 14, 20130 found this helpful
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I don't agree with living with an appliance color one doesn't like for years, just to please a potential buyer. By that time stainless may not even be in style anymore. White is timeless and classic. You can't please every buyer that walks into your home, and who really doesn't buy a house they love because it has the wrong color appliances?

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November 4, 20181 found this helpful
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In my opinion, black is easier to keep clean than stainless steel and it adds elegance to a kitchen décor. However, stainless steel appliances seem to blend in with the décor in a visually softer way than black appliances making them a less prominent feature in the room.

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Stainless steel will probably be everyone's first choice but if you have young children you will probably be constantly wiping away fingerprints or hand-prints.

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Some people like the newer soft colors (such as beige) that many brands now have available - easier to keep clean and would probably look very good with your beige granite sinks.
You did not mention the color of your walls so you might want to take that into account before you decide.

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I need some kitchen color and design help desperately. I am redoing my kitchen with distressed maple cabinets with a coffee glaze. I have chosen Verde Butterfly granite, and am stuck on appliance color. Stainless steel is too high maintenance trying to keep it smudge free.

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