3 Ways to Introduce Black Stainless Steel to Your Kitchen

December 5, 2016 by Jason Loper

Kenmore Black Stainless Steel Appliances

For nearly a decade, stainless steel has been the trend leader in appliance finishes. Well, watch out stainless steel! There’s a new, sleek finish in town – Black Stainless Steel – and it might just be the new favorite.

Kenmore has introduced black stainless steel to a suite of appliances – including a range, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. In a perfect world, of course, we would be able to replace all our appliances at one time, like in the photo above. In reality, there’s usual a more piecemeal approach to replacing appliances. If you’re only replacing one or two appliances, can you introduce a new finish to the kitchen? Yes!

First of all, black stainless steel partners nicely with both black and stainless steel appliances. Secondly, who says appliances have to match anyway?

Here are some tips for bringing black stainless steel into your kitchen:

Start small: One of the easiest ways to bring a sampling of black stainless steel into your kitchen design is to start with the smallest appliance: the microwave.

Keep it together: Another way to introduce black stainless steel alongside your existing appliances is to group them together. For instance, pair the range and microwave to create a cohesive look where it matters. Also, go where your eye goes. If the range and refrigerator are on the wall that you see when walking into the kitchen, consider replacing both. Or if the range and dishwasher are the most visible appliances in the room, switch those out for the new black stainless steel finish.

Go big: Sometimes the biggest appliance in the room – the refrigerator – should stand on its own. The new Kenmore Elite 74077 29.6 cu. ft. French Door Refrigerator w/PreView™ Grab-N-Go™ Door, available in black stainless steel, is one of those times. This new refrigerator features a tinted glass window that gives you a clear view of what’s inside without having to open the door, saving you time and energy all while maintaining the perfect interior temperature. The fridge is already the biggest appliance in the room. You may as well let it be the star, right?

Jason Loper

Jason Loper is a self-professed doyen of the domestic arts. In other words, he hasn’t met a household project he hasn’t enjoyed tackling. His latest project is renovating a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed American System-Built Home in Iowa.