MATTE FINISHES FOR APPLIANCES

KitchenAid Black Stainless Kitchen SuiteThe latest appliance trend? Black satin finishes

 

WASHINGTON – March 11, 2016 – Satin Black is becoming the latest trend for appliances and kitchen and bath finishes, as manufacturers ramp up their marketing and position the finish as a competitor to stainless steel.

Kohler offers kitchen faucets in Matte Black and Satin Black, which the company says can be used to match wrought-iron details or used as a neutral accent with brightly colored sinks. Plumbing manufacturer Danze also recently announced that it added a Satin Black finish to its lineup of fixtures.

KitchenAid was the first to launch the black stainless steel finish last summer. LG and Samsung have since followed suit.

"Major appliances are the anchor pieces of a kitchen, and their color and design contribute largely to the overall look of the space," says Beth Robinson, senior brand experience manager for KitchenAid. "As a stylish alternative to traditional finishes, our black stainless steel offers designers and consumers tremendous design flexibility and the chance to experiment with fresh ideas."

Source: "Black Finishes Grow in Popularity," BUILDER (March 7, 2016)

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