Stainless Steel or White kitchen applicances?

daniomaFebruary 23, 2013
It is time to get some new appliances and I am debating from switching to stainless steel from the white we already have (that were there when we moved in 3 years ago). The kitchen has gray flooring and the cabinets are cherry. I am wondering if stainless steel is here to stay or if it will look dated in a few years, Thoughts?

Thank you in advance!
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My view is that stainless steel is staying because it tends to blend with the nickel and chrome that we have for our taps. I think it is pretty safe that stainless steel will stay around because it is so practical.

Having said that, I am seeing appliances in all sorts of colours - the Smeg fridge in rainbow coloures, pink microwaves - so the bad news is there is more choice, which may or may not look dated depending on your design.

White can also be a classic but only with certain types of kitchen design.

I realize I may not have answered your question, but started a debate!
1 Like    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 11:49PM
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i don't think SS is going anywhere. i like SS better with cherry. white seems too harsh. black would also be pretty but most people percieve SS to be more expensive and up to date.
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 11:50PM
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Glad to hear you both think SS is here to stay! Thank you!
    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 11:52PM
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SS is the way to go. will look great with cherry.
1 Like    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 12:07AM
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Stainless steel is the most popular color, however it is a 20-year-old finish. It's reflective, commercial and I think stainless appliances stand out and don't blend into a kitchen. Also I hate the fingerprints.
However GE has come up with a new color that is absolutely stunning. Slate, it is is a warm, metallic gray with a matte finish. Subtle yet luxurious looking...this is my vote.
Whirlpools new White Ice line is gorgeous but definitely for a modern sleek kitchen. Cool like a new I-phone. I would take a look at the new GE line of Slate finishes. Have fun in your new kitchen. :D
1 Like    Bookmark   February 24, 2013 at 1:05AM
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