8 Times We Fell for Non-Stainless Appliances

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In a world overrun with stainless steel ranges, refrigerators, and dishwashers, catching a glimpse of something different can feel like a real breath of fresh air. After all, the seemingly universally flattering metallic finish can’t be popular forever, can it?

1. Sunny Yellow

A buttery yellow stove and hood is a sweet touch in this family ready cook space. We love how A3 Architects, Inc. worked the color into the countertop stools as well, resulting in a playful yet refined sunny spot.

See the rest of the house: Net Zero Scituate House at A3 Architects, Inc.

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2. DIY Teal

The cute stove in the home of A Beautiful Mess founder Elsie Larson was custom created by her and her team using — get this — vinyl! The teal covering adds the right dose of retro charm to her pastel-accented kitchen.

See why she used vinyl: How I Recolored My Kitchen Appliances at A Beautiful Mess

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4. Mint Green

Sweet mint takes on an edgy attitude when paired with black cabinetry, butcher block countertops, and a matte black hood and oven combo in this kitchen by Shoko Design. Patterned tiles finish off the perfectly balanced look.

See the whole home: Retro and the Mint at Shoko Design

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5. All White

There was once a time when white appliances elicited an ugh across the board from homeowners. Now, though, the right design results in a look that feels crisp and clean — even if the appliances aren’t out-of-the-box new.

Tour the rest of the space: A Cozy, “Southern Eclectic” Nashville Home at Apartment Therapy

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5. Cherry Red

The quintessential retro red is so fun in this sunny Copenhagen kitchen from That Nordic Feeling. It looks especially clean and fresh against an all-white and light wood palette.

See more pics: Updated Kitchen at That Nordic Feeling

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6. Royal Blue

Striking blue reigns supreme in this victorian home at The Room Edit. A lighter shade of cabinetry pairs perfectly with a multi-colored fish scale backsplash and gorgeous blue range.

Take a tour of the entire space: Striking Victorian House in Kent at The Room Edit

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7. Cool Copper

Reinvent metallics by swapping stainless steel for high-impact copper just like this kitchen from Artichoke Design. The additional pops of copper (pots, glassware, and edging around the hood) build onto the cohesive look.

Catch a glimpse of the whole kitchen: Edwardian Style Kitchen in Berkshire at Artichoke Design

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8. Inky Black

Black appliances are infinitely stylish, oui? This stunning Parisian spot by A+B Kasha is made more dramatic by pairing a black stove and hood with a bold “backsplash” of black paint. Très, très chic.

Take a tour: St. Germain 3 at A+B Kasha