Black Kitchen Appliances
Black kitchen appliances such as a refrigerator, dishwasher or oven, make a strong design statement. Decorating a kitchen in a complimentary way helps to show off black colored appliances. Here are some design tips for decorating a kitchen with black appliances.
A black oven, refrigerator, dishwasher or other appliance looks strong and bold. Reflect the strong modern look of black appliances with clean lines in the kitchen. Black appliances allow you to accentuate contemporary style. You can accomplish this by decorating with strong boxy furniture, such as a table or kitchen island. Also, black looks great with color. Instead of the usual white or cream furnishings, try using an unusual color such as turquoise or lavender for a dynamic, bold look.
Black appliances have strong visual impact, so it is important to counterbalance the dark color with other light areas in the kitchen. If using coordinating colors, opt for light shades, rather than dark ones. Make sure the room has plenty of light to prevent it from looking too heavy. Simple, light colored walls compliment the strong shape of black appliances. Although you may wish to avoid using to many other dark colors, a few other black or dark accents can be very effective. For instance, a modern black table can look very stylish with black appliances.
Avoid using too many ‘fussy’ design accents in a kitchen with black appliances. For instance, clean cut Roman blinds fit better with the modern look than elaborate lacy curtains. Similarly, floors with a simple, graphic design work well. For example, light colored square tiles and wood floors reflect the strong look of black appliances.
Over at Tammy’s Recipes today, we are asking a kitchen question. What a fun idea! I am in need of suggestions for keeping my black appliances clean. I have a black sink and stove top that are helpless in keeping clean. They show every bit of dirt, but especially water stains. Is there no options? I believe they are made out of porcelain, if that helps anything. My stove top also accumulates a hard black substance around the gas burners that is crusted in and I can’t scrub off for the life of me.