Do you love a pop of colour? Are you a retro fan? Do you like to make a statement? If you answered yes to any of the above then making appliances a feature of your kitchen could be just the thing for you.
Look around any electrical store or kitchen showroom these days and you are bombarded with more colours for the kitchen than ever before. Forget stainless steel or white, there’s burgundy or bright red, pastel pink and aqua, sophisticated navy, retro orange and glamorous antique copper.
Smeg is a brand that’s known for pushing the boundaries and I think this is a good example of really going for it with colour. No half-hearted attempt here, the red appliances and splashback team up to be the stars of this kitchen.
Blame it on nostalgia, but the retro look of the 50s and 60s is back with a vengeance. A statement stove is one way of taking an older style kitchen and giving it a retro facelift so it’s no longer just old but older style retro cool. Take this lime stove for example; it really gives this black and white kitchen a lift.
Soft pastel tones like this aqua blue (which reminds me of the Tiffany & Co gift boxes) can lend a soft sophistication to an all-white kitchen. It’s a colour scheme that is reminiscent of a Hamptons beach house and a way of adding some personality without being too overpowering.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love black. Whether it’s modern or vintage style, teamed with black and white or some colour, a black stove can create a real focal point that will draw the eye into the kitchen. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a renovation, ripping out the old boring stove and incorporating a large statement piece like this one can help give the whole kitchen a new lease on life.
This Kitchenaid platinum collection antique copper mixer takes appliances to a new glam level. I can see it working so well in this kitchen with these fab copper pendants that really glam up the kitchen adding a nice contrasting texture to the timber cabinets and crisp white.