6 Kitchen Appliance Color Trends That Are Popular in 2020

Beautiful kitchen in new traditional style luxury home, with quartz counters, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances

Appliances often take a backseat when it comes to a kitchen remodeling project. We are all so fixated on the colors of the walls, countertops, backsplashes, and the cabinets, that we rarely pause to think about the appliance colors. And in most cases, even if we do think about appliances, it is only to consider their functionality or the space they would occupy. If your small kitchen remodeling project this year includes only changing your kitchen appliances, then do watch out for certain trending colors this year.

2019 saw some gorgeous kitchen appliance color trends which we believe will continue into 2020 as well. So without further ado, let us discuss top trends in kitchen appliance colors to use in your kitchen remodeling project.

1. Stainless steel

Stainless steel appliances have been around for decades.  Large and small appliances ranging from a refrigerator to a toaster in stainless steel look trendy, futuristic, and suit any kitchen wall and countertop colors.

Stainless steel kitchen appliances are coated with special finishes that do not show fingerprints and smudges. So you can use them without having to worry about their clean up. The best part is that you can use stainless steel appliances to match with steel gray, blue, white or vibrant red, orange, green, or yellow kitchen wall colors.

modern kitchen in white with stainless steel appliances

Check out this neat gray and white kitchen. Stainless steel appliances blend very naturally with the décor. In fact: the bright surfaces of the refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, cooking range, and the microwave all keep the stately gray walls and countertops from becoming overly dull and dark. Steel’s reflective nature also amplifies the light in small spaces to make the kitchen look bigger and brighter. This is an overall handsome look where the appliances actually become active design features as much as workhorses.

2. Red turns heads

Red is an ideal color in kitchen appliances as it is fiery, hot, energetic, and tends to liven up any kitchen. Paprika red and balanced tomato red work best as they help you stay in the neutral zone and pair well with trending kitchen wall colors like white. If your next kitchen remodeling project for 2020 is simply a change in fixtures and appliances, then the good news is that red is no longer off-limits. Red is pure fun and you can find it in refrigerators, microwaves, and other unexpected appliances. For an all-white kitchen, an addition of some high-speed red appliances may be the only color you need.

white kitchen with red refrigerator

In this simple and fresh kitchen, the monotony of white is broken by the red refrigerator and chairs. The beauty of red is that it works really well with industrial materials like stainless steel, wood, and concrete. Beautiful spherical lights also form a focal point in this room.

3. Chocolate brown or truffle brown appliances

Another major kitchen appliance color trend in 2019 was the use of chocolate brown and truffle brown colors for appliances such as the refrigerator, oven, and stovetop.

Interior of modern kitchen with truffle brown built-in appliances

The chocolate-brown refrigerator color was once very popular in the 1960s but it lost its charm in the decades that followed. Today, however, truffle brown appliances are making a comeback. Brown refrigerators, toasters, mixers, and dishwashers go extremely well with white cabinets and other neutral kitchen wall paint colors. You can also find coffee-makers, food processors, and other equipment in regular use in this trendy shade.

4. White

White continues to be a popular kitchen appliance color and interior design trends show that it will remain so for the years to come. Appliances in white go well with many different kitchen color schemes and are also easy to clean as they show the dirt clearly.

modern kitchen with white cabinets and white appliances
Modern Kitchen

White is a great color for kitchens as it is for its appliances. It blends well from modern to traditional and looks especially handsome in well-appointed kitchens like this one, featuring a white microwave, dishwasher, cabinets, and even an off-white marble countertop. The brown brick backsplash adds visual interest to the decor. So if you are wondering whether to choose between white or stainless steel appliances, 2019 and 2020 design trends show that you cannot go wrong with either.

5. Black

Black is another timeless color in kitchen appliances. You might have to wait for colors like red, brown, etc but white and black appliances are usually readily available in stores. Black appliances go well with most kitchen color decors and are also easy to clean and maintain.

White studio flat kitchen interior with white marble wall, black countertops and fridge, a bar with chairs. 3d rendering Vertical mock up poster

This black and marble kitchen is functional and modern. The wooden flooring and marble countertop and backsplash are visual dynamite while the black appliances add sleek elegance to the décor. You can go dark and dramatic with the colors and textures in your kitchen décor but it is always wise to provide a little balance. Here, the dark cabinets and refrigerator are contrasted with an open, wooden beam ceiling and marble backsplash and countertops. The lighter wooden flooring and the white walls also balance the black.

6. Concealed appliances

The trend of concealing or hiding appliances is sure to continue in 2020. Give your kitchen a living-room-style by concealing appliances behind panels that match the surrounding cabinetry. You can even hide your range hood with custom cabinetry that mimics the look of an old-fashioned hearth.

Beautiful kitchen in new traditional style luxury home, with large island, double ovens, cook top, and open concept floor plan

This beautiful luxurious kitchen has a large island, double ovens, cook-top, and an open-concept plan. It also utilizes a concept of interior design called ‘full integration’. By design, the refrigerator accepts full-sized panels that integrate the appliance with the surrounding cabinetry.


Your kitchen appliances can be the focal point of your kitchen or they can disappear into the background. Stainless steel, white, and black kitchen appliances are all the rage and they have been so for decades. These colors will likely continue trending for years to come. However, if you want something different, you can go in for colors like red, chocolate brown or truffle brown for your appliances. Harvest gold and avocado green kitchen appliances that were trendy in the 1960s are also making a comeback.

If you have limited counter space, you can build some pop-out shelves that hide appliances like food processors and mixers and also serve as a countertop for these heavy items. This eliminates the need to lift these heavy appliances. Pop-out shelves also provide a steady surface for food processors/mixers to work on. There are myriad ideas in kitchen interior design and you can check out some more kitchen remodeling color schemes here.