Okay so I've been writing a LOT about colour lately, although in my defence colour is (literally) my business. But I'm seeing the rise of colour everywhere lately, in fashion, in interior design and decor, and, I hope, in spring flowers and green buds AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, PLEASE.
First I looked at how to introduce colour into your home in this post, then in another post I zoomed in and talked about how real people with real budgets could get a colourful kitchen without the $50,000 commitment to custom cabinetry that you better still be in love with five years from now.
While perusing the interwebs for those two posts, I also came across a whole lot of kitchen appliance eye candy. These lovely ladies really did NOT belong in a post about how to add colour to your kitchen in a timeless and low-financial-commitment way, but boy do they deserve to be gawked at for their sheer loveliness and/or sheer chutzpah.
Bertazzoni has a whole range of colours available (ha! range! get it?), but this orange one is definitely the most striking one, especially with these black cabinets:
Bertazzoni has been making these ranges for a few years now, and they make a great kinda contemporary, kinda classic statement in any kitchen. Aga ranges have been around for almost a hundred years, originally manufactured in a cream colour but also offered in a wide colour palette, like this classic blue:
La Cornue is well-known for its (luxury) ranges that come in a myriad of colours.
Which one would you choose?
Here is a lovey example of how, if you're looking for a stunning focal point for your kitchen, a colourful range really delivers:
BlueStar has a customization option where the choice of colours is pretty much endless. If you can dream it, you can have it, plus customized dials and trim in a wide range of metal finishes, to boot. I whipped this one up on their website. Isn't she a beauty?
Or if you're a 'more is more' kinda person, how about everything but the kitchen sink? Oh hang on, the sink comes with it too. Pretty sure this would cost more than my entire house...
And sit down, hang on to your hats, pour yourself a drink, cuz these ladies coming up next make all the others look like shrinking violets.
Dolce & Gabbana partnered with Smeg to create these incredible pieces:
To call these a statement is an understatement.
But wait, there's more! You'll need the matching range:
Simply stunning, and they would look amazing in the kitchen of a two-hundred year old Italian villa. However, if you don't live in a villa in Tuscany, don't despair, because there is actually a take-away here for regular folk-- go smaller. The smaller appliances in this same line would get you a little bit of bang for your buck, and hey, there's nothing wrong with your toaster being the focal point of your kitchen, right?!
Or your stand mixer?
These happy little ones below seem tame in comparison, but they would def bring a smile to your face as you toast your morning bagel...
And Smeg has also been thrilling us with happy little fridges for years and years:
I don't know about you, but I just have to giggle when I look at this. So fun! It looks like a giant smiley face in your kitchen (Would I do it in my own kitchen? ...No, but I'm very glad other people do)
And speaking of giggling, I want to leave you with a grin, so...
Sometimes a little over-the-top is nice to see! Hope you enjoyed these as much as I did!
Until next time,