Top Kitchen Appliance Color Trends 2015-2016

When Pantone announced its Color of the Year 2015 it opened up a wave of color offerings from fashion to kitchen appliances. Marsala, Pantone (18-1438) became a designers best friend while being described as a “naturally robust and earthy red wine” that “enriches our minds, bodies and soul.”

Sub-Zero Refrigerator
Sub-Zero Refrigerator

Although kitchen appliance color options have existed for a long time they are making a comeback as a trend in the high-end, commercial grade appliances. Stainless steel finishes will continue to dominate because of their broad appeal and classic style. According to Consumer Reports, “Luxury appliances are as much about style and name recognition as they are about performance.”

As kitchen design trends continue to embrace the personality and style of its owner an increase in color and finish options make sense. We live in a society that loves to express it personality so why not express it in the kitchen? Or (we might ask), are we that daring?

High-end, colorful commercial grade appliances are becoming the mainstream choice for kitchen designers and their clients. Even mid-range appliance lines offer their version of professional looking appliances. A few favorites will be highlighted in this post based on a recent survey by Consumer Reports. Findings were based on performance, style, energy efficiency and features. These models “live up to their reputation.”

Sub-Zero Refrigerator

Sub-Zero BI-42S
Sub-Zero BI-42S

Known for its sleek, fully integrated built-in look, Sub-Zero is a popular choice for luxury kitchens. Model B142S delivered super temperature control and its dual evaporators help maintain freshness. $8K

Wolf Range

Wolf 30" Range, DF304
Wolf 30″ Range, DF304

This 30″ wide Wolf Range is a top scorer with dual stacked burners, continuous cast iron grates and convection fans in the oven. Model DF304. $6.4K

Wolf 36" Pro-Style Dual-Fuel
Wolf 36″ Pro-Style Dual-Fuel

Thermador Cook-Top

Thermador Induction Cooktop
Thermador Induction Cooktop

36″ Induction cook-top CIT36XKB features end-to-end electromagnetic surface and offers the first full-color touch screen induction panel. $5K

KitchenAid Pro-Style Range

KitchenAid 36 Pro Style Range

This 36″ wide pro-style range tops this category according to Consumer Reports. Model KDRU763VSS. $6K

GE Cafe Series Wall Oven

GE Cafe Series 30" with French Doors
GE Cafe Series 30″ with French Doors

French door wall oven style brings the latest restaurant feature into the residential kitchen! This oven comes with smart features that can be controlled wirelessly from your smartphone. Model CT9070SHSS. $3.9K

GE Cafe Series 30" French Doors
GE Cafe Series 30″ French Doors

Miele Futura Dimension Dishwasher

Fully integrated, streamlined look from the top-tier Diamond Series. Model G5675SCSF. $1.9K

Miele Futura Dimension Dishwasher

Miele Futura Dimension Dishwasher

Thermador Topaz Series

Thermador Topaz Series Dishwasher
Thermador Topaz Series Dishwasher

The Topaz series delivered outstanding washing performance. Model DWHD640JFM. $1.5K

Stainless steel maintains its lead in kitchen appliance offerings. Although you will find finish options offered by manufacturers in different color I don’t believe we will see a major movement in that direction. It appears to me that we add color, personality and style in others ways to our kitchens!

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