White was the right choice. Do white appliances cheapen the look of a kitchen? Not wanting this to turn into the next Great Fan Debate, we quickly narrowed down our favorite style to french doors with a bottom drawer freezer (it makes so much sense!). Doh! And after a mind numbing game of which is the best? Although our fridge is stainless, all our other appliances are Whirlpool Ice collection in white. :) When you are ready for your oven, take a look at the LG 30″ convection oven. Next house – NO stainless steel! When that didn’t work (and we were out $100 on an appliance we only paid $200 for a year ago), we figured we had a few options: Hire a repairman and hope for the best (therefore putting us out an unknown amount of money), scour the classifieds and pick up another used-but-okay-for-now replacement or put on our grown up pants and just buy a new one. Great choice.ReplyCancel. Let’s say one of your kitchen appliances died. Some real estate markets favor black or white appliances over stainless models, according to industry trade show trends reported by Consumer Reports in 2012. Other than customizable panels (which can be extremely expensive), there really hasn't been much innovation when it comes to new finishes. There is little chance that the color will be discontinued. Never have really been on the stainless appliance kick. While stainless has had some longevity and is probably no longer a trend, in a couple of years I do think it will date to a particular decade. But an open mind could result in a jaw-dropping kitchen that's the envy of all. Stainless steel kitchen appliances are the most popular, but white, black and colours are making a comeback. subscribe for weekly content + fun stuff! :)ReplyCancel, Great choice! I love the smaller fridges!! Meanwhile I live quite happily in Japan with my small nondescript WHITE fridge from Muji. The standard finishes are much more durable and easier to maintain than the cheap grades and thicknesses of stainless used on residential appliances. I recommend that people go with what they like and what works best for them, not what industry marketing dictates as “in”. Stainless steel became the surface to aspire to in kitchen design a few decades ago, causing those with white appliances to question whether they need to "upgrade" or wait it out until white makes a comeback. Never have really been on the stainless appliance kick. I think it’s totally dependent on that kind of thing as well as personal preference. I’d been noticing white appliances pop up more in a handful of blogs, catalog spreads and the like, and after confirming with you all that white was right, we nixed the idea of stainless and said peace out! Anyway, stainless, white, black, blue, metallic pink – it’s all good, as long as you’re happy and the thing WORKS, right? Whirlpool's Ice Collection will be rolled out throughout the year. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/kitchen/20822/, http://www.ikea.com/fr/fr/catalog/categories/departments/kitchen/20822/, https://www.yellowbrickhome.com/2013/08/29/from-cart-to-island-aka-diy-tabletop/. Ice makers are another factor to consider as you make a decision about a refrigerator. Crazy! Required fields are marked *, I love white appliances and am so happy they are making a comeback! It provides that visual continuity to my white kitchen being on its own wall. White appliances are so much easier to keep clean than stainless, which smudges if you as much as look at it. I want my den to look like MetalicA’s recording studio either – yuk on black electronics, bring back wood!ReplyCancel, I know this is an older blog, but we now have all white appliances and LOVE them! Why would a designer commit such a sin you ask? Tip: We ended up purchasing ours from Best Buy, as they had a 10% cash back in-store incentive (which’ll go towards the stove!). We dumped the ugly STAINLESS for black – and went away from the french door idea at the same time. Tip: We ended up purchasing ours from Best Buy, as they had a 10% cash back in-store incentive (which’ll go towards the stove!). It looks good, especially as an alternative to stainless steel and is much easier to clean than stainless. Or did you build it? Stainless steel has been the dominant finish for kitchen appliances for almost two decades. We actually used to have stainless appliances, which we purchased when we bought our house back in 2008, and I hate, hate, HATED them. Ikea was sold out of the stainless steel microwave so I chose the beautiful white oven and microwave that I was drooling over but stuck with the stainless steel fridge – 24 hrs later I called Ikea to change my fridge to WHITE after looking at several modern kitchens with the white fridge. I live alone so a counter dept fridge and 18 in wide dishwasher would have been great in small kitchen.ReplyCancel, Marie, are those true to size fridges?? A new fridge is on the list, too, but not in the immediate future.ReplyCancel, I found choosing a new, bigger fridge (after having to live with a tiny one at our condo) to be a lot of fun. (Blue!). It held so much! ), but the only downside is our very sad, very out of place kitchen: Below, you can see our old refrigerator on the right (it’s since been moved into the garage), our attempt at choosing a wall color (all have been axed to the chopping block; we need to go a bit darker, don’t you think? If you have stainless appliances a stainless sink will merely complement them. Sold that house and next put stainless in my two rental properties because dang, stainless still sells! And it’s counter-depth. Sure, reds, blues, and yellows aren't for everyone. Their popularity continues, even though more homeowners are opening up to other styles and finishes. Can’t wait to see progress on the kitchen.ReplyCancel, We considered the counter depth… Hope we don’t regret that decision?! Haha! It didn’t freeze my lettuce! and we love it. The other thing that's great about good white appliances is that they blend into neutral cabinetry in a way that stainless steel just can't. :DReplyCancel, A great countertop to go with white appliances is Cambria Whitney which is the whitest white with flecks of mirror. While purchasing a new refrigerator wasn’t the first thing we would’ve hoped to be spending money on, we love it! We ended up with the same model you and Scott purchased, but in a stainless steel finish. There’s a reason it’s still the top choice of many kitchen designers. ), a tiny side table holding our tiny toaster and our one measly wall of cabinets. I was seriously in love with it for about a year (and then we got our new dishwasher! "Ten years from now I think we're going to look back at stainless steel and say 'wow,' that's really a 1990s or 2000s kitchen," says Greg Harth, a design-build contractor based in Spring House, PA, and one of many renovation specialists we interviewed for our upcoming kitchen remodeling package. Well, that time may be now. The storage capacity is amazing! A kitchen makeover is very much in our future, so we completed step 1 (at the very least!) I’d say the only thing I’d change about yours would be to make it a counter depth. Considered the most desirable colour choice amongst buyers, it’s easy to see why. I live in Michigan and our state is 3rd on the list of overweight states in the entire USA??? I need to buy a new fridge and deciding whether to buy white or stainless steel. The latest trend in appliance finishes is Whirlpool White Ice. Black stainless steel was the most popular non-stainless finish ever in 2019. Bold blue is a great cabinet color choice for those who want a little drama while still staying semineutral, and stainless steel is an excellent complement to this tried-and-true hue. Anyway, I completely agree that white is the way to go.ReplyCancel, Jo, we are with you all the way! Did you managed to fully fill it, the two of you ? You have almost a blank slate since you’ll be renovating your kitchen – nice choice! :), Ha, so funny. Thirty percent of the packages sold in U.S. box stores were black stainless steel - that's a lot. If we’re going to look at the bright side, this did all go down around the 4th of July holiday which amounted to some pretty great appliance sales. When to choose black One of the most popular challengers to stainless steel's 20-year dynasty, black stainless steel finishes are finding their way into lots of kitchens this year: Samsung told us that up to 30 percent of its appliance sales are for black stainless models. I was one of those pushing the white and you guys smartly went big with the freezer below. The answer is simple. i'm told white appliances are making a comeback but most of the kitchen photos I've viewed have stainless steel. And since stainless has filtered down to the masses, it no longer has that expensive and exclusive cache it once had. Stainless steel appliances work in practically any kitchen and can make the space feel modern and contemporary yet retain the original charm of the existing style. Maybe this horrid fad is starting to die at last?ReplyCancel, I am a professional interior designer and my hubby is an engineer. © 2020 Yellow Brick Home|ProPhoto Photo Website|La Lune. We imagine the fridge will become second fiddle once we get the stove, right?ReplyCancel, Wow, I’ve always been impressed by the size of American fridges. Now we have to decide the type of appliances and sink. That said, congrats on the swank new frig. A number of years ago outfitting your kitchen with stainless steel appliances was like saying I have arrived.At this point stainless steel has become so ubiquitous and bastardized that it can appear cheap. Also to the right of the photo there is a black induction cook top and a large black sink. Eeks.ReplyCancel, I LOVE that you went white!! Check ours out in our renovated kitchen @ vintagetovoguerevivals.com!ReplyCancel, Beautiful renovation! Some people have even experienced rusting of these stainless finishes. Stainless. This sleek, modern looking style is appearing on more an more Whirlpool refrigerator models. White is a million times easier to keep clean and I think it just looks classy. To see how Whirlpool models perform, check our appliance Ratings. It’s like we’re barely using 50% of the space and we cook from, eat from home for 90% of our meals. If white appliances don't dethrone stainless steel, maybe black will. So I don’t think it’s too much white and the stainless steel trim allows a SS range hood or SS microwave to blend nicely. Kudos on the acquisition as well as the decision. Black Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances . I also don’t like the industrial look of stainless. Good luck with the kitchen rehab. Can’t wait to see how the rest of your kitchen turns out!ReplyCancel. White appliances remain a popular choice for homeowners for their style and the fact that they are easier to clean than their stainless-steel counterparts, according to … From bisque and white of the 80’s and 90’s to modern stainless steel, homeowners have been wary of new appliance colors for a long time. Until then, we invite you to beeline to the fancy fridge and grab yourself a drink. The only goof is that we didn’t get a counter-depth model. Got my first stainless setup (in 1997!) Faux stainless steel refrigerators might be more stain-resistant than traditional stainless steel refrigerators, but they may not match the other stainless steel appliances — something to keep in mind as you evaluate stainless steel options. Stainless steel appliances have been popular in the industry for over 10 years and they are likely to remain popular for the foreseeable future. Sounds like the storage capacity is amazing. Good choice on the white.ReplyCancel, Congrats on the big purchase! This is caused when the protective layer is removed by anything as simple as glass cleaner, bleach or simple abrasion. Black! The question is, if stainless steel does become the next harvest gold, what appliance finish will take its place? And we have a water dispenser. But I understand how an appliance can bring such happiness. Stainless steel finishes leaped from commercial kitchens into our domestic abodes a long time ago, when metallic finishes still had that futuristic, slick modern look about them. Build & Buy Car Buying Service Dark wood, light wood, and white cabinets all look good with stainless steel. and now it’s just a fridge. You know what’s even trendier than stainless? Stainless steel is the go-to option if you want your kitchen to look modern, sleek and trendy. We custom built a home in Florida a couple of years ago and, after much research, decided to go with Kitchenaid’s standard black finish on our appliances. 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