Amazing black stainless steel finishes revolutionize kitchen design
In kitchen appliances, black is the new black with the first-ever black stainless steel finishes from KitchenAid.
Hailed by kitchen designers as a “new neutral” that adds warmth and sophistication to a range of kitchen designs, black stainless is a fourth design alternative in the brand’s all-new collection, also available in traditional stainless, white and black.
“Major appliances are the anchor pieces of a kitchen, and their color and design contribute largely to the overall look of the space,” said Beth Robinson, senior brand experience manager for KitchenAid. “As a stylish alternative to traditional finishes, our black stainless steel offers designers and consumers tremendous design flexibility and the chance to experiment with fresh ideas.”
While sharing a professionally inspired look and feel, the new finish adds warmth to the starker appearance of stainless steel by dressing it up in a lustrous, satiny black. Kitchen designs ranging fromclean and classic to rustic and rich instantly become more modern and design-forward with black stainless steel appliances, whether complementing or differentiating the rest of the space.
“Black stainless steel also beautifully showcases the latest design elements featured in our new collection,” adds Robinson.
These new design touches include satin textured stainless steel handles that enhance grip; chrome inlaid frames that accent the transition between glass and other surfaces; and unique KitchenAid brand medallions, available in red and other optional colors that serve as a finishing stamp on the side of every handle.
The new collection’s traditional stainless steel finish, a popular choice since the early 1990s, brings a commercial look to the kitchen and pairs well with most colors and textures. These include cooler blue and gray color palettes and warmer color schemes, such as maple wood cabinets and golden granite countertops.
For those seeking the clean and pristine, the collection’s white finish adds a pop of freshness to traditional wood cabinet and floor designs or, when combined with white cabinetry and dark marbled countertops, brings a simplicity and sleekness to the space. On the opposite end of the color spectrum, black appliances can provide a bold focal point to an understated kitchen. Mixed with light colored countertops and wall moldings, they can also be used to bring airiness to a space.
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