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Why You Should Add Colorful Appliances to Your Kitchen

Why You Should Add Colorful Appliances to Your Kitchen

In many cultures, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. We spend a lot of time with our loved ones in the kitchen, and when we make food for them, we’re extending hospitality and love. Since we use our kitchens so much, it makes sense that we want them to look great. Designing and upgrading a kitchen so it can look its best requires lots of decision-making, including what type of finish you want your appliances to have. While there are many different finishes to choose from, colorful matte finishes are becoming a trend that you may want to consider jumping on. Keep reading to learn more about why you should add colorful appliances to your kitchen.

Stay on Trend

As we mentioned above, colorful matte appliances are becoming a popular kitchen trend. For years, most kitchen designs were in neutral colors—especially white—which extended to the appliances. And even before stark white kitchens, most kitchen appliances were either white or black. Now, people are craving a pop of color in their kitchen to brighten the environment. If you love a specific color and want to be on trend, then choose kitchen appliances in that color.

Brighten the Room

Unless you’re planning a full renovation, there are limited options to brighten up a room. Adding windows or skylights is often too expensive and sometimes physically impossible in certain homes.

While adding more artificial lighting can help brighten a room, brightly colored kitchen appliances can do so as well. Most colorful appliances are matte, which means they won’t physically reflect light, but their bright colors will still add much-needed brightness and joviality to a space.

Create a Focal Point

Every room should have a focal point that catches people’s attention and takes their breath away. Many people struggle to create a focal point in the kitchen, though, because they’re focused more on functionality and practicality than aesthetics.

Colorful appliances unite the two, creating a functional, practical focal point that draws the eye thanks to its intense color. Among kitchen appliance finish options that draw the eye, such as impressive stainless steel or a custom finish that compliments your cabinets, a colorful finish will make your appliance stand out the most. And if you’re worried that a colorful appliance like a refrigerator will overwhelm the room, choose instead a smaller appliance like a steam oven to add color to.

You should add colorful appliances to your kitchen to stay on trend, brighten your kitchen, and add a focal point to the room. Even though many people worry about the resale value of colorful appliances when it comes time to sell their home and fear that the choice won’t make sense in the long run, it is still a low-risk way to improve your kitchen. Unless you’re planning to move within the next five years, colorful appliances are a worthy investment if you know you will use and love them.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a freelance writer living in Orlando, Florida with many published bylines in magazines, newspapers, and multimedia sites. As a professional lifestyle writer, Karen specializes in art, architecture, design, home interiors and personality profiles. Karen is the writer, producer and host of the streaming series, The Design Tourist ( that brings viewers a global dose of design inspiration with episodes featuring the latest looks and trends from the world’s premiere design events and shows. She also publishes a quarterly magazine on design travel that you can read by clicking the link: Her journalism background includes seven years on-air experience as a TV news reporter and anchor covering a range of issues from education to politics. Her educational credentials include a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Northeast Louisiana University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Louisiana State University. Throughout her career, Karen has written and produced dozens of documentaries and videos for educational, commercial, corporate, and governmental clients and appeared in many TV and video productions as a professional host.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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