Black is the new black in the kitchen fashion world. In many cultures, the colour black is symbol of authority and modesty and is a sign of due respect. In Japanese culture, black is a symbol of nobility, age and experience and a black belt is a mark of achievement and seniority in martial arts such as karate and judo.
But even in the UK, Black Tie functions are a type of sophisticated and smart gathering, black also denotes prestige- many limousines are black and traditionally our police cars were black and white, demanding respect and authority.
Black kitchen appliances certainly demand and earn that respect. The simple uniform colour looks sleek and modest in a wooden kitchen and blends in perfectly with dark wood surfaces, but also contrasts brilliantly with opposite colours such as white and even stainless steel cupboards and worktops. Black is a truly versatile colour.
Most top kitchen manufacturers offer a choice of black kitchen appliances, including refrigerators and freezers, cookers, dishwashers, washing machines and even wine coolers amongst others. There are a couple of options available to you if you want to redesign your whole kitchen with black appliances. You can obviously buy the whole appliance, but depending on your budget, there is an option to cheat in some cases until you have the money to buy the real thing.
Some manufacturers have begun to produce black frames for appliances that you may have already purchased. This is not available in all cases and it depends upon the appliances that you already own, but here is an example.
Kitchen manufacturer, Smeg, now offer a black microwave frame to fit a range of their microwaves at around £100 or just over, which is great for people with microwaves that have already gotten damaged or for people that fancy a change to a black kitchen appliance. Linear also do something similar. They now offer a black microwave cover to match all the Linear Series ovens. This model has a stainless steel trim on black glass and a smooth gliding lift door with a hydraulic hinged lifting system and costs just under £330.
Black fridge freezers are becoming more and more popular and Smeg offer an American style model amongst others for just under £2000. Rangemaster's Kitchener range of cookers are available in black and come with heavy duty black cast iron pan supports- the twin oven dual fuel model available at just under £2000.Even taps are now available with black controls making it even easier to coordinate the whole kitchen. Smeg GENOA's chrome tap with black joystick control also has a swivel spout and an aerator and has a market price of around £200.
There is no question that black is back. And your black kitchen appliances will never go out of fashion because they will fit in with whatever future styles you may have in mind too. Black is no longer a boring colour. It is a colour to be admired, enjoyed and respected. Make sure that you can find a manufacturer who can provide you with all the black kitchen appliances that you need and not just some of them to get the full impact of the complete style.