This year’s hottest kitchen appliance trends were unveiled earlier this year at the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and although stainless steel has been the favorite of both consumers and kitchen designers for the better part of two decades, some appliance manufacturers believe they have potential successors. Read on for an overview of what you are likely to see more of in the coming year.
The Debut of Sunset Bronze
Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool introduced its Sunset Bronze line at CES this year, and it’s a major departure from anything else currently in production. Sunset Bronze is a brushed metal finish with a warm champagne gold-colored coating. Whirlpool’s product specialists say that this finish reflects the colors around it. The biggest benefit is that this product line was designed to resist fingerprints. Essentially only three color families are available today (white, black, stainless), and Whirlpool hopes to make it four with Sunset Bronze.
Electronics giant LG introduced an ultra-shiny, black, glass-front refrigerator known as the Contour Glass line. A slightly nubby, black-patterned finish is covered with a single sheet of tempered glass, providing both a deep, rich finish and an easy way to clean fingerprints and other smudges. Reviewers have praised this new, modern design as an instant classic, but it’s actually been popular in both Europe and Asia for several years. Many of the home renovation television shows have even started using the Contour Glass products, guaranteeing a broad level of exposure.
Iced Glass, Slate Finish and Pops of Color
LG’s Contour Glass product resembles a line launched by Whirlpool in 2012, with finishes called White Ice and Black Ice. Both colors feature bright silver trim and finishes. GE’s Slate line is a great alternative if you like the look of stainless. Inspired by the color and texture of stone, Slate is a warm and inviting matte finish that hides fingerprints and dirt. Finally, expect to see a lot of color in the future of kitchen appliances. Everyone from GE to Viking is offering bold, brightly colored appliances.
Complete Appliance Repair, serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities, knows you like to stay on the leading edge of appliance trends, even if your budget doesn’t. If you fancy adding one of these new trends to your kitchen, let Complete Appliance assist you. If you prefer to wait a few years to see which trends really catch on, they understand that too and are committed to keeping your current kitchen appliances running and looking good.