Colored Kitchen Appliances Infused With Retro Charm Are Making A Comeback

Anyone can add color to a kitchen using floor tiles, light fixtures or the usual small accessories. However, few dare to venture into the realm of colored appliances and to use their fridge, oven or hood as a source of color for the room. A colored refrigerator makes a brave statement, letting the world know that you’re not afraid to stand out from the rest and that you enjoy being unique.

A kitchen needs to blend practicality and style but at the same time it should reflect the personality and character of the person who designed and of those using it. This may come as a surprise but you can find appliances in pretty much every color of the rainbow which is interesting because most of the times all we see is white, gray, stainless steel and the occasional black.

The color you choose for your kitchen appliances says a lot about what you’re trying to accomplish but also about your priorities. Every color is special. For example, a yellow fridge can brighten up the whole modern kitchen, having a cheerful and uplifting effect without overwhelming the space. Green is also a very fresh and vibrant color and some hues are associated with retro decors. Red is always bold and powerful black can be dramatic but also elegant.

Some appliances even feature patterned designs, incorporating several colors in their designs. They depict unique scenes or inspiring images and in some cases they’re abstract, a detail that makes them quite versatile despite the unusual choice of chromatic palette. When working with colored appliances, you can either let them be the focal point of attention for the kitchen in which case the rest of the decor should be neutral and as simple as possible, or you can match them to other elements in the room such as the floor tiles, the backsplash or the window treatments.

When choosing the color of your kitchen appliances it’s better to not overthink it. If you’re not that set on a particular color and yet you want something elegant and eye-catching, a black fridge could do the trick. You can also choose the color of your appliances based on the style or theme featured in the room. A retro or vintage decor asks for shades of mint green, some blue hues and muted colors in general.

A lot of manufacturers are now offering their products in a wide range of colors. For example, BlueStar appliances can be customized by the clients who can choose from more than 750 colors and textured finishes. The possibility of selecting something that’s uniquely designed to suit one’s style is getting more real by the day.

This is a collection of refrigerators created by smeg in collaboration with Dolce&GabbanaView in gallery
This is a collection of refrigerators created by smeg in collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana
The design are unique and depict a variety of scenes inspired by Sicilian artistsView in gallery
The design are unique and depict a variety of scenes inspired by Sicilian artists
The colors are bright and eye-catching and the designs are classic with a hint of retro beautyView in gallery
The colors are bright and eye-catching and the designs are classic with a hint of retro beauty

A refrigerator can be a work of art and no collection says it better than the FAB28 created by Dolce&Gabbana and Smeg. The partnership resulted in a series of 100 exclusive refrigerators with unique styling. Each features images of Sicilian artists and is embellished with classic floral motifs. The meticulous designs turn each of the 100 refrigerators into a one-of-a-kind product.

The series of appliances from Smeg is defined by a classical, retro-inspired lookView in gallery
The series of appliances from Smeg is defined by a classical, retro-inspired look
The selection of colors includes soft pastels but also strong red accentsView in gallery
The selection of colors includes soft pastels but also strong red accents
This unique refrigerator is designed for car enthusiasts and is made with real Fiat body partsView in gallery
This unique refrigerator is designed for car enthusiasts and is made with real Fiat body parts
Apart from the eye-catching color, the refrigerator also stands out with its form and shapeView in gallery
Apart from the eye-catching color, the refrigerator also stands out with its form and shape
We find black ovens and stoves to be great-looking. Simplicity suits them wellView in gallery
We find black ovens and stoves to be great-looking. Simplicity suits them well

Smeg introduces a retro style aesthetic with a series of appliances with designs inspired by the 1950s. The designs are defined by smooth lines, curvaceous silhouettes and a specially selected array of colors that reflect the retro influences.

Colored refrigerators are not always monochromatic. This one, for instance, features a patriotic designView in gallery
Colored refrigerators are not always monochromatic. This one, for instance, features a patriotic design
We love how cheerful and sunny this yellow fridge from Smeg looks. It brightens up the whole roomView in gallery
We love how cheerful and sunny this yellow fridge from Smeg looks. It brightens up the whole room

One of the most interesting pieces is the SMEG500 refrigerator. It’s made with original Fiat body parts and it comes in five special colors: white, red, green, blue and yellow.

Because the refrigerator is usually the largest appliance in the kitchen, its color has a big impact on the whole spaceView in gallery
Because the refrigerator is usually the largest appliance in the kitchen, its color has a big impact on the whole space
White refrigerators are the most common but this doesn't necessarily make them boringView in gallery
White refrigerators are the most common but this doesn’t necessarily make them boring
Even a non-color such as black can impact the kitchen is a vibrant and exquisite wayView in gallery
Even a non-color can impact the kitchen is a vibrant and exquisite way. A black fridge can really stand out
A red fridge is most likely to become the focal point of the kitchen and you can coordinate it with smaller matching elementsView in gallery
A red fridge is most likely to become the focal point of the kitchen and you can coordinate it with smaller matching elements
Pick the color of your appliances based on the color of the walls, the floor and the overall style and ambiance you want to createView in gallery
Pick the color of your appliances based on the color of the walls, the floor and the overall style and ambiance you want to create
You can coordinate the color of all your major kitchen appliances. If you want a white fridge, you can also have a white stove and hoodView in gallery
You can coordinate the color of all your major kitchen appliances. If you want a white fridge, you can also have a white stove and hood

 

Similarly, a red fridge can be matched with a red oven and a red hood, although you can also combine two or more colorsView in gallery
Similarly, a red fridge can be matched with a red oven and a red hood, although you can also combine two or more colors
Some colors are less common when it comes to appliances. This light blue is one of themView in gallery
Some colors are less common when it comes to appliances. This light blue is one of them
Some designs are even more special, featuring unique color tones, patterns and texturesView in gallery
Some designs are even more special, featuring unique color tones, patterns and textures
When you pick a color for the kitchen appliances, think of the decor that will surround themView in gallery
When you pick a color for the kitchen appliances, think of the decor that will surround them
You can go with neutral-colored appliances if the kitchen is infused with color from other sourcesView in gallery
You can go with neutral-colored appliances if the kitchen is infused with color from other sources
It can be interesting and rejuvenating to have a brightly-colored stove and a matching hood for itView in gallery
It can be interesting and rejuvenating to have a brightly-colored stove and a matching hood for it
Sometimes the beauty of an appliance comes from the little details that define its styleView in gallery
Sometimes the beauty of an appliance comes from the little details that define its style
Think of ways to integrate the appliances into the kitchen's overall design and decorView in gallery
Think of ways to integrate the appliances into the kitchen’s overall design and decor
When working with retro-style appliances, it's important to maintain that look throughout the spaceView in gallery
When working with retro-style appliances, it’s important to maintain that look throughout the space
Some color tones are immediately associated with a certain style, period or source of provenanceView in gallery
Some color tones are immediately associated with a certain style, period or source of provenance
The little details can also be a source of color for a kitchen. The hardware and trimming can be an exampleView in gallery
The little details can also be a source of color for a kitchen. The hardware and trimming can be an example
A lot of companies are offering kitchen appliances inspired by the retro and classical styles but updated for the modern homeView in gallery
A lot of companies are offering kitchen appliances inspired by the retro and classical styles but updated for the modern home
Although we often match the oven to the stove top, that's not always a mustView in gallery
Although we often match the oven to the stove top, that’s not always a must
Adding color ad flair to the kitchen with a unique hood is quite easy and also inspiringView in gallery
Adding color ad flair to the kitchen with a unique hood is quite easy and also inspiring
How about a bright orange oven for an otherwise neutral-colored kitchen? It could really brighten up the roomView in gallery
How about a bright orange oven for an otherwise neutral-colored kitchen? It could really brighten up the room
Orange is a very cheerful and vibrant color and it's also easier than you think to integrate it in kitchens View in gallery
Orange is a very cheerful and vibrant color and it’s also easier than you think to integrate it in kitchens
A lot of Smeg appliances come in beautiful colors such as these soft pastelsView in gallery
A lot of Smeg appliances come in beautiful colors such as these soft pastels
Colored appliances give the kitchen personality and emphasize its uniquenessView in gallery
Colored appliances give the kitchen personality and emphasize its uniqueness
This is a great way to express oneself when decorating a space where we all spend a lot of timeView in gallery
This is a great way to express oneself when decorating a space where we all spend a lot of time
Red is a controversial color when it comes to interior design and decor. It's powerful and should be used in small dosesView in gallery
Red is a controversial color when it comes to interior design and decor. It’s powerful and should be used in small doses
Now that we think about it, kitchen appliances used to be a lot colorful back in the day. The trend is making a comebackView in gallery
Now that we think about it, kitchen appliances used to be a lot colorful back in the day. The trend is making a comeback
Colors such as yellow, orange or green are refreshing and cheerful and they even suit small kitchensView in gallery
Colors such as yellow, orange or green are refreshing and cheerful and they even suit small kitchens
Darker colors can be fresh and beautiful as well, in the right context and dosesView in gallery
Darker colors can be fresh and beautiful as well, in the right context and doses