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Do kitchen appliances have to match in color?

Do kitchen appliances have to match in color? - Proline Range Hoods

One of the final steps in your kitchen remodel is buying appliances. Choosing the right appliances can be a little tricky, especially if you haven’t done a remodel before.

One question you may come across is: Do kitchen appliances have to match in color?

The short answer is no. It’s up to your personal preference which appliances you want to match and which you don’t. Do you like a sleek, uniform kitchen? Then go with matching colors. Are you more adventurous? Then choose bold colors to make a statement in your kitchen.

Be careful about having too many colors, since that won’t be very pleasant on the eyes. But if that’s the look you are going for, by all means, go for it. You are remodeling your own home and you can stick to your own vision for the design.

If you want to design your kitchen like a professional, you can always consult an interior designer.

Big box stores that sell appliances often have tools that allow you to build your own kitchen and see it virtually. This is a great way to visualize your kitchen before you’ve started the remodel

Related: 6 Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Learn From.

Don’t forget to ask your friends about their kitchens, or better yet, give their kitchens a visit! Then you can get a feel for what designs you like and what ones you don’t.

We’ll go over some best practices when it comes to choosing kitchen appliances and the right color scheme for you.

Prioritize your ideal kitchen design over matching appliance colors.

Matching the color of your kitchen appliances is less important than making sure you have a kitchen design that you’ll love.

If you enjoy a more uniform look, you might like stainless steel appliances across the board.

If you are a little more adventurous, you might pick one or two larger appliances to stand out with bold colors.

One bold appliance can do the trick.

Red range hood, white cabinets

Kitchen appliances don’t have to match in color, but if you paint all your appliances bright yellow, that will be jarring for your visitors.

Instead, choose a single appliance for the bold color. Picking one bright, bold appliance is not overwhelming as far as colors go. It can be a strong statement piece that catches your guests’ eye immediately.

Stainless steel appliances can go with any kitchen design.

Under cabinet range hood over stainless steel stove - do kitchen appliances have to match in color?

You can’t go wrong with stainless steel. Chances are, if you visit your friend’s house, they’ll have mostly stainless steel appliances. They are everywhere!

I just walked into my kitchen and took a look at my appliances: a stainless steel oven with a black stovetop, a stainless steel fridge, stainless steel microwave, stainless steel toaster oven, and a ceramic sink.

So, when in doubt, or if you want to save time on research, go with stainless steel appliances.

Decide on wall and cabinet colors before choosing appliances.

Appliances are a big part of your kitchen, but they have to complement your walls and cabinets, too.

For example, if you’re going for a farmhouse look and paint all your walls and cabinets white, you probably don’t want to go with a black stove.

Balance neutral colors with bold colors in your home. Too much color can be overwhelming.

So, if you go with bold colors on your walls or cabinets, it’s best to use neutral colors on your appliances. White, black, or stainless steel are popular options.

Or if you go with bold colors on your appliances, neutral colors are great for your walls, cabinets, and countertops.

Of course, you can do what you like in your home. But this is one of the best practices when it comes to kitchen appliances.

With small appliances, color is less important.

Don’t lose sleep over deciding on the color for your small kitchen appliances. Think blenders, coffee makers, juicers, toaster ovens, and the like. These appliances won’t stand out as much, especially if they are a neutral color like white or stainless steel.

Small appliances can be the right place to give your kitchen some punch too. It may be a little too much to have a blue fridge, but a blue blender might be just enough color for you.

Do appliance brands need to match?

Appliance brands do not need to match. It’s more important to find an appliance that is affordable, durable, and that will fit your needs. A helpful customer service team and lengthy appliance warranty is a bonus, too.

If you’re raising a family of five, you might consider the same durable, credible brand for all your appliances. You’ll want to find a brand that makes appliances that are large enough to accommodate your daily life.

Some companies may offer deals if you buy more than one of the same brand of appliance. This is a budget-friendly option, especially if you’re doing a complete kitchen remodel.

But, consider that mixing brands might be your best option, too. Some brands specialize in certain appliances, but not in others. So by mixing brands you can get the best of both worlds.

When choosing an appliance brand, you’ll also want to consider the warranty.

A long warranty is a stress-free option; it’s simply not as big of a risk as an appliance with a shorter warranty.

Also, if anything goes wrong, you’ll want to buy from a company with a helpful customer service team.

How can you tell if they are helpful? It’s not a bad idea to give the customer service team a call and ask them what makes their brand unique. Why should you choose their company over another company? What products do they specialize in? If they don’t have an appliance you want, can they recommend a brand? The more questions, the better!

Remember, you want to buy your appliance, get it installed, and forget it. OK, you’ll have to clean it regularly. That’s for sure. But most quality appliances should last decades or longer and require little maintenance.

We hope you found this article on kitchen appliances helpful. Good luck deciding on the perfect design for your kitchen!

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