For years now, appliances have been forced into hiding. Shoved under paneling, disguised as cabinets (see below) — some kitchen designs successfully manage to deny the existence of most appliances.
Appliances in this Victorian-inspired kitchen go incognito. - kitcheni.com
And those who do allow their appliances exposure, generally do so through the sterility of stainless steel.
But what about people who want appliances liberated from the everyday wood or stainless appearance, like our Twitter follower @MikePreble? Mike says bold colors such as blue and red are just more “him” — and we totally appreciate that. Bright colors on the walls can make a kitchen sizzle. Bright colors on your appliances, though, are totally unexpected.
Color options abound in the kitchen — and now laundry room — and the palette will only expand from here. Some options might seem completely impractical, but isn’t that the point sometimes?
Viking Range offers appliances in 24 different finishes, including Cobalt Blue. You could get a blue fridge, range, range top, vent hood, oven, microwave, dishwasher, warming drawer...
You've always imagined your kitchen in pumpkin. Well, maybe not. But you could.
Good luck getting a microwave paneled. It's impossible. Nuking your leftovers in Golden Mist, however, is not.
Dacor Preference's floating glass paneled-appliances come colors such as in Blue Water (pictured) and Slate Green.
Do you have a Ferrari in your kitchen? Bertazzoni does. It triple coats ranges in the same paint car-maker Ferrari uses.
The Italian range company has seven other finishes, including a very lemon yellow.
Washers and dryers come in more colors than your clothes these days. This Maytag Performance Series laundry pair comes in Evergreen. Below: Frigidaire Affinity front-load washer in blue, GE high-efficiency top-load washer in champagne, Electrolux washer in teal and LG washer in red.
I know it doesn't look colorful, but look at how much this family loves the distinction of their Sub-Zero carbon stainless steel fridge! It's a departure from the ubiquity of SS, yet it retains the much-beloved sophistication. Call it a compromise, I guess.
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