What color appliances with Cherry Spice cabinets?
I am slowly plugging along on our partially DIY remodel. I finally ordered cabinets after a 2 1/2 year struggle, and ended up with dark cherry. I had wanted white cabinets like I had before, but my husband wanted dark and that's what we got.
I really like the color, but am having a tough time deciding on colors to go with them. I am the world's worst visualizer! I decided on my layout based on a lot of input from GW. Jakuval especially helped me figure out how to add some glass cabinets and how to make my walls more balanced. (See earlier Discussion). During that discussion Rosie had me thinking about high contrast versus low contrast which leads into my color question.
I had some ideas for countertops and flooring when I had white cabinets, but its a lot tougher with the darker cabinets. We were going to go with a wood look floor, but not sure about that now. I will post some questions on those later. Today I am wondering about appliances.
I have always had white appliances, but I am afraid they will stick out like a sore thumb with these darker cabinets. You can just see in the above picture the edge of my white electric range. Below is another photo of upper cabinets on left side of sink wall. (Stalled here due to problem with vent for range hood!)
This is the basic layout. While upper and lowers may have changed sizes, the appliances are all in the same locations.
I have a Stainless Steel Kobe vent hood on hand, but need to order a new DW next. I want to replace the range soon, and the fridge (which is also white) in the next year or so.
I was wondering if black would blend in more than the white. I don't like Stainless as a whole - just can't see using it for the fridge, although maybe the Range since it would still have a lot of black in it. Also, my cabinets are Shenandoah so no appliance panels available, and probably out of my budget anyway.
With these limitations, what do you think - Black, white or stainless (if needed)? Any ideas for floors or countertops are welcomed as well. As always, your help is greatly appreciated!