When I went appliance shopping for my new white kitchen (the rest of the before's and after's are here) the salesperson informed me that I could always 'coordinate' my appliances, that they did not need to match.
Pantry wall Before
Knowing that my fridge and wall oven would be right beside each other (below), I did not even consider a 'coordinating' scenario.
However, when can you get away with different appliances? This is a question I get a lot.
Pantry Wall After
We also have another pantry on the right inside a closet with U-shaped shelves, so much space for my never ending collection of vases, it's awesome!
Photography by Tracey Ayton
My dishwasher is on the opposite side of the pantry wall, so it's not the same (above). It's even hard to see them at the same time so it works.
Sorry the focus is clearly not on the dishwasher but you can get my point I hope.
When my sister Anita renovated her kitchen, she bought a new stainless range and fridge because they were the first thing you saw when you walked in.
And she kept her old white microwave and white dishwasher because they were tucked into the prep side of the island and you didn't really notice them until you were standing on the other side of her island.
Like this image above, you can't see the other side of the island, so it's not as important. Obviously the integrated dishwashers in this image are the ultimate but if you don't have the budget for integrated appliances, then you have to think about how your appliances are going to look.
So it's all about where they are located in your kitchen.
As a side note, now that I'm talking about appliances, our cooktop is Bosch and this is the configuration. Twice we have had to order new knobs because the heat travels underneath a big pot and melts the knobs. And let me tell you, it's instant! Terreeia says this is the first thing she wants to replace at some point in the future.
Do your appliances match or do they coordinate?
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