05:53AM | 03/03/06
Member Since: 03/02/06
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I have a ten-year-old kitchen, white appliances, wood floors and cherry-stained cabinets, in a 1912 row house. I like the look of the new stainless appliances, and need to get a new refrigerator. The problem is that my white sink, dishwasher and stove are working just fine, and I can't justify the couple of thousand of dollars it would cost to replace them, too.

Can I mix and match a stainless fridge with other white appliances, waiting for the other appliances to conk out? Or is that a design faux pas? Should I just stick with the white for now?



08:15AM | 03/04/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** Can I mix appliance colors? **

I don't see why not if it will look Ok but you might ask a decorator whether it is a faux pas or not. I'm sure most appliance servicers wouldn't care too much.

BTW. Depending on the make and exact model of dishwasher you have, replacement stainless steel panels may be available for it to upgrade its looks without having the replace the whole dishwasher just yet.

If you post that information, we can check for you. You can find tips for locating the model and serial number tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site



05:47AM | 03/06/06
Member Since: 01/22/04
46 lifetime posts
As a veteran of mixing black w/stainless, and having friends who blended white with stainless, I would tell you to go for the stainless that you prefer. Our current kitchen is a work in process, slowly moving from black to stainless - except for the sink, which went from white to black.


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