Earlier in the year I blogged about design trends that were expected to be popular in 2016. One that really caught my attention was black stainless steel appliances. I saw them in person for the first time last week, and I have to say both myself and my clients were highly impressed by the new finish! Since I was so drawn to them I went ahead and looked into them a bit more on my own. Here’s what I’ve found:
Black stainless steel appliances are formed with stainless steel, coated with a darker color, and then topped with a protective coating. Because of this top protective coating they are smudge and finger proof (big plus compared to regular stainless!) and you can clean them easily with a dry cloth.
From a design standpoint they surely make a bold statement! They offer a more contemporary, sleek feel compared to other appliance finishes on the market. Their satin smooth finish is also not as reflective as traditional stainless steel. They also look wonderful when mixed and matched in a kitchen with the black and traditional stainless steel!
Currently from what I can tell there are three companies that offer them at this point. Kitchen Aide and LG appear to offer a darker black finish, while Samsung’s finish is more of a deep gray. If you’re in a position where you want or need new appliances, I think these are something that you should take a peek at!