While appliances typically come in traditional colors such as black, white, or stainless steel, many modern appliances can be found in a variety of bright, colorful hues. If you want to add a pop of color to your kitchen, but you’re not sure where to start, here are a few things to consider before you begin:
Add Contrast To A White Kitchen
Have a kitchen that is mostly white? Try adding a few bright colors such as navy blue, lime green, or orange. Small appliances such as toasters and stand mixers in matching shades will give some needed contrast in an all white kitchen. Using just a few bright colors will make your white kitchen pop without being overwhelming.
Compliment Your Color Scheme
If you already have a touch of color in your kitchen, choose a single bright color that compliments your overall scheme. For example, bright red appliances such as a red kettle, coffee pot or blender can look great against cooler colored backgrounds. Consider spreading the color full circle by painting a single wall red or finding patterned Roman shades in red for your windows.
Makeover Larger Appliances
Black, white, and bisque appliances have held their own over the years, but stainless steel is by far the most popular choice for contemporary homeowners. Today’s stainless comes in a variety of color options that go beyond traditional silver. Opt for Slate Gray, Sunset Bronze, or Black Stainless finishes if you want to add rich color to your kitchen. If new appliances are not in your current budget, but you love the look of stainless steel, you can update your kitchen with stainless steel paint. Perfect for large appliance that are bland and out of date but still in great working condition, DIY paint-on stainless finishes can help you achieve the look you desire at a fraction of the cost.
Want to add a punch of color and style at the same time? Consider newly manufactured appliances with a retro look as a way to brighten things up! Older appliances can be difficult to find, difficult to restore, and sometimes even dangerous to use, but thankfully there are several companies that reproduce vintage appliances in hues of green, red, baby blue, and orange.
Traditional Appliances in Bold Colors
Maybe retro is not your thing, but you still love the unique look of colorful appliances. Many modern appliance manufacturers offer color options in rich shades of blue, red, green and even plum. If you are having a difficult time finding colorful appliances online, consider speaking with representatives from your local appliance store to see if the models you are interested in come in other colors than those represented on the floor.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with color to liven up your kitchen, through the use of colorful appliances both large and small! Other ways to incorporate color into your kitchen include wall paint, tile backsplashes, countertops, and colorful kitchen cabinets in hues like Red, Tidewater, Sage, Dove Gray, Steel Gray, and Khaki.
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Written by Bridgette. Bridgette Wagner is a freelance writer and English M.A. student with an interest in writing on DIY, travel, and family fun. She loves reading, spending time with her two kiddos and living near the beach in Wilmington, N.C.