They say “everything old is new again” and that is true with appliances Just about now when everyone is trying to update their kitchens with stainless steel appliances, white is becoming chic once again.
Growing up there was only one option – white appliances. Our parents were delighted to have them, having grown up with ice boxes, with the ice man delivering ice on a regular basis to keep the refrigerator cold.
Stoves were also far more archaic. During the 1950s, appliance companies started to add colors to appliances with pinks, yellows, greens, blues, browns and turquoise. In the 1960s and 1970s, other colors began to appear, such as avocado, gold and coppertone. By the 1980s, white appliances returned along with stainless steel, the color everyone was seeking for new and updated kitchens. This brought on silver metallic and black finishes.
We have come a long way from those early days of appliances. As all things evolve in home design, as has the kitchen. Along with popular wood cabinets, many people today want white cabinets and walls with just a touch of color. Watch any home design show, such as HGTV, and people are seeking white kitchens, And although many people are still looking for stainless steel appliances, the new white ones are beginning to look newer and more updated. They are not the white appliances of yesteryear but more modern or retro and attractive.
Most appliance companies are releasing new and updated white appliances. BlueStar has the ability to perfectly match any of Benjamin Moore’s (for example) whites, so that the appliances and kitchen cabinet color can be matched precisely! Benjamin Moore has a hundred and sixty-four versions of white, all of which BlueStar can precisely match.
GE has a whole new line of matte white appliances including refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, microwaves, ovens and hoods.
Marketing people at SMEG say that white appliances have been in recent demand by consumers and seems to be growing over time.
Unlike many of the stainless steel appliances, white appliances are easy to clean and fingerprint resistant. Most of the companies offer hardware options such as bronze, silver, gold, bronze and copper.
Many of the small appliances are also available in white. They can blend in with the white décor in the room or are also available in colors to add a touch of color to the room, such as this blender from Dash Appliances.
Like all decor kitchen appliances change every few years and although the color may be the same, the designs and styles often change. All of the white appliances available today now look very updated and “next generation.”