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Hot List: Color in the Kitchen

Appliances offer gorgeous new color and finish options

Written by Sally Finder Weepie

Bring your favorite color of the year to your kitchen with the help of BlueStar appliances. BlueStar is celebrating the color trends of 2018 with new range finishes, from Ultra Violet, the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year (shown), to Benjamin Moore’s Caliente, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red, to the rich, bluish-green jewel-tone hue appropriately named Oceanside by Sherwin-Williams. Each color speaks to the latest looks in fashion, decorating, and design while also reflecting what's happening in the world today. And if you're not in love with any of the trend colors, no worries. Choose from among the company’s vast palette of more than 750 colors.

Blue is big in the kitchen for 2018. True Residential is completely on trend, introducing a stunning new cobalt blue finish for its refrigerators. In addition, True is debuting a matte white finish and gold and pewter hardware options to let homeowners get a truly custom look. 

Another color is also white-hot in the kitchen. White has eclipsed every hue in the palette for Bertazzoni to become the company's best-selling color for its appliances in North America. And now white, previously offered on only Bertazonni's Professional line, has come to the Master line, which was previously only available in a stainless-steel finish. Get Matte White (shown), or head to the dark side with the line's other new color, Matte Black.

Speaking of black—it started trending last year and continues to command a large presence in the kitchen. For proof, look no further than Bosch home appliances, which is introducing its first Black Stainless Steel kitchen appliances, spanning seven product categories to form a complete kitchen suite. Not only does it offer drama, it's also functional. Bosch utilizes a special material in its black stainless steel that helps guard against scratches and fingerprints to create a kitchen that consumers can truly savor. 

Matte Black also has joined the list of finishes offered by LG Electronics USA for its appliances. Matte Black Stainless Steel puts a low-gloss finishes on timeless stainless steel to complement any kitchen decor and provide a dramatic contrast to gloss surfaces in the kitchen.

Gray, still riding a tide of popularity, is the star of a new launch from Miele, Graphite Grey. An extension to the brand’s built-in appliance from the PureLine design assortment, the new Graphite Grey collection includes a 30-inch convection oven, 24- and 30- inch speed oven, XL combi-steam oven, warming drawers, wall ventilation, and counter and built-in coffee systems. This new all-glass color collection features Miele’s M Touch controls, which are easy to operate and navigate. 

Rose gold finishes are turning heads in new faucet releases, so why not in appliances? Whirlpool has taken notice, debuting smart appliances in fingerprint-resistant Sunset Bronze. The brushed satin finish features warm rose gold undertones that complement a variety of cabinet, countertop, and flooring options. Look for the finish on the Whirlpool Smart Door-within-Door Refrigerator and other appliances.