Mixing white and SS appliances
We're getting closer to starting our kitchen remodel (only been planning it for 5 years ... or is it 6?), yay! The lay-out needs only a few minor tweaks so we've moved on to making our final selections before getting started.
I've settled on the GE Profile oven with matching Advantium oven in the SS finish. They've redesigned it so there's less black with a more standard square design, which I like much better than the eyebrow look they had (too much black for my tastes). I contemplated the GE Cafe model because it has a lot more SS but the Profile oven has better features for about the same amount of money. The oven stack will be next to a cubby with our SS toaster oven (our only oven at present, our 19 yr old oven died over the summer).
On the perpendicular wall, separated by the doorway to the DR, is our white KA fridge, which we won't be replacing since it's only 5 years old. The handle on the KA fridge is a similar shape to the handle on the GE ovens.
The DW will be next to the fridge. We're paneling the DW. It's a short wall run to the corner - fridge, DW and sink - and I didn't want it to appear appliance heavy.
The induction cook top - black, possibly with SS trim, depending on which one we choose - will be on the adjacent wall run (opposite the oven stack wall). We're going with a SS hood above it.
(Are you still with me?)
I've gone back and forth about the appliance finishes, worried about how they will look together. I wondered if maybe I should just stick with white but a realtor friend, who lives a few houses away, and a real estate appraiser friend, who lives a few blocks away, have told me that doing anything but SS will hurt us at resale (5-10 yrs down the road) so I hesitate. I know that what will be hot that far down the road can change and SS may be out but will white be in? I definitely do not want to do black; never been a fan of black appliances.
So I had a perhaps crazy idea. For $325, we can buy SS handles for our fridge. It's still a white fridge but maybe the SS will tie it in with the other SS appliances. Besides, I really like SS and white together.
So far, I've only found one inspiration photo on houzz.com to help me.
The white cabs likely help pull off the look, not to mention that the white and SS range is vintage.
rmiriam's lovely kitchen is also serving as an inspiration kitchen for mixing appliance finishes (see link in case you missed her reveal thread).
In case it affects your opinion, cabs will be quartersawn oak (our favorite wood) in a medium stain. We're contemplating SS for the island counter; perimeter counter will be a mid-tone granite or quartz (contenders are Virginia Mist - loved that stone ever since seeing it in Boxerpups' kitchen - or Pebble or Piatra Gray Caesarstone). We have white painted trim work. Floors will be red oak, a bit darker than the cabs. Haven't settled on BS yet or wall color yet, that will depend on counter, but I want to do something fairly lightish. Love the BS in this kitchen (love the kitchen, too):
So, is my idea crazy or genius? If you have any inspiration photos that could help me, please post them. TIA!
Here is a link that might be useful: Reveal: Aqua and Moroccan Tile Kitchen