BRIANA: Colorful appliances were a top trend at this year’s Architectural Digest show and the look is really starting to get some traction. GE is even exploring the idea of colorful “skins” for appliances, a concept that would allow consumers to swap colors on their refrigerators and dishwashers, much like you’d swap out your cell phone case. What do you think of colorful appliances? Are they eye-catching expressions of individuality and fun jolts of color? Or are they gaudy and expensive eyesores?
KAYLA: This might be my favorite DTT yet. I love colorful appliances so much. I don’t want a retro kitchen, but I love retro appliances like this. It’s almost like you either have to have a black refrigerator, a white refrigerator or a stainless steel refrigerator unless you do something built in to the cabinetry (which isn’t my style). A fridge is a necessity and it’s super clunky, so why not turn it into something eye-catching? GE is smart.
I pinned this [pink mini fridge] forever ago and I keep going back to it. So dreamy. It’s a tad small, but so sweet in this space. Also, I love this bright red fridge from my color pitch last year, and this kelly green espresso maker. I could go on…
LIZ: This is one trend that I am 100% behind. I love the whole retro kitchen look, so it’s not surprising that I’ve been lusting after a colorful stove for…basically forever. I would love to find a vintage 1950s stove like this one. Or this one. I also love new-but-retro SMEG appliances that Kayla mentioned, plus the Big Chill Line, which features retro-looking appliances with all the modern features and more space than real-life vintage models. (As seen on HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins).
The GE Artistry Series, though, is definitely much more affordable, and I love the idea that you can go with a plain white modern and switch out the color if you choose.
White kitchen. Bright, vintage appliance.
I feel like bright colors look much better on vintage style appliances as opposed to modern/sleek appliances like this. The color looks out of place. But, in line with everyone else, COLORED APPLIANCES ARE A “GO”!
GRANT: I absolutely love the idea of easily-applied “color skins” that allow me to change the look of my appliances at a whim. No one should have to be shackled to a specific color for the next 20+ years!
LIZ: True, Grant. I believe I will always love turquoise, but that’s probably what people who bought avocado-colored appliances thought, too. (For the record, though, I kind of like those, too!)
DAVID HAYNES: Avocado and gold. It’s on its way back! (Followed closely thereafter by mauve and gray.)
MEG ALLAN COLE: The temporary aspect is really an incredible addition. I LOVE the bubble gum pink and mint green options, but what if I move and that no longer works? I could just change it up! Perfection. They are like temporary tattoos for kitchen appliances….SWOON.
Put me on the list for that pink SMEG fridge, too. I’ve wanted it forever. This House Beautiful kitchen is one of my all-time faves.
You’ve heard us air our opinions on colorful appliances, now tell us what YOU think: