When we redid our kitchen upgrade last year, I refused to replace our old appliances with stainless steel ones. Granted yes, stainless steel appliances have been gracing our American kitchens for the last seventeen years but that doesn’t mean I like them. First off, they are hard to keep clean as they show every single smudge as your day progresses. And second, I really don’t want what every other single person on the planet wants. I like to be different. Granted yes again, for resale value, stainless steel appliances would have helped but I have no intention of selling. I chose white appliances for me. I like white appliances. They look neat. They’re easy to keep clean and, most importantly, they’re priced sometimes 75% less than those stupid stainless steel appliances, which are basically the very same thing!
I’m happy to state that white appliances are finally making a comeback. The sales person at the Appliance Store told me they would (as he could see my distress over stainless steel vs white). And now, interior designers are finally touting the joys of decorating kitchens once again with white appliances (as well as black). After seventeen long years of only stainless steel appliances (how boring!) the beauty of white appliances are finally making a comeback (wouldn’t it be hilarious if Harvest Gold came back also?)
We hate to say “we told you so”…but we did in this past post , quite a long time ago. There are other, more design savvy choices than stainless steel for our appliances. Appliance manufacturers are finally listening to designers and offering better selections of black and white appliances. Sure all the high-end, glossy white with mixed metal accents, appliances grab us at hello. However, not only are these babies expensive, they also often come in sizes larger than standard openings. But we don’t always need a major renovation to work these bright beauties into our decor.
As with anything trendy, prices now on white appliances are starting to rise. Thankfully, I got into this new upcoming trend last year when everyone shrugged their shoulders at me because I chose white for our new kitchen appliance upgrade. I literally saved hundreds of dollars by going white for our fridge, stove and dishwasher. The white models were exactly the same as their stainless steel counterparts.
The only difference was the price. Lucky me!