I think appliance manufacturers are just telling people that stainless is out so people will feel compelled to replace "dated" appliances and they can sell more. *adjusts tinfoil*
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-- Stephen Hawking
^^^Quite possibly. I'm sure the home appliance industry has suffered a freefall in this economy. What a brilliant way to con people into keeping up with the Joneses.
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Vintage is going mainstream & has been for a while so probably the cutesy colored things mentioned up-thread. There will probably still be room in the marketplace for stainless (due to demand) and something else that I haven't decided on yet.
I've been seeing a lot of white kitchens, sort of like smarter shabby-chic stuff. The next trend will be the antithesis of this imo.
ETA: may be I should have qualified my reply better. I don't think that I'm the Joneses because I have the latest stuff, etc. it's because I don't care what the latest stuff is & will buy what I like regardless of trends. Hope that makes sense? (hence the aga-type cooker).
Last edited by Novice; September 8th, 2012 at 03:27 PM.
My sister's new house had built-in microwave and dishwasher, but no stove or fridge. They were ivory, I guess "almond" in the old days, but now called "bisque" or "biscuit." So we went with that to match the existing appliances and I kinda like it for a change, instead of the usual stainless.
Mine are due for an upgrade, black now and I'll probably stick with that. My current refrigerator used to be white, but I painted it to match, pending the day when I can do a tear-out to get the one I really want. Damn old kitchens weren't built to accommodate the wider, taller fridges of today.
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Oh I had that. I was 7.
I could not sell/design a retro kitchen to anyone today unless they had so much disposable income that it didn't matter. It costs so much to gut renovate and resale is very important to some clients. I try not to be too safe, but they really just want good design that will resell one day. I can shake it up with the table and chairs, wall and counter top decor. If a buyer sees a perfect kitchen or bathroom it becomes a very fast sale.
Black appliances make me think of this
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^That would be pretty good with me, give or take.
Gross, put it away. You could dress beautifully but you gotta be Miss Granny Panty Whore.
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I am known on here for being 'anti white' and all, but when it comes to kitchen appliances, for some reason..I like the good old white. I think the color should come in paint or other cheap things that are easy to change and do not involve investing major $$$$ in, so making a color change is easier.
I don't mind stainless steel, but I could NEVER keep that shit clean. Plus I don't like reflective stuff in the kitchen-particularly when I am stuffing my face with something I shouldn't and there is my fatass reflection to ruin it all. (I will still stuff my face, but will feel like shit about it-fuck that!).
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