The number one color for kitchen cabinets is white, according to the Kitchen and Bath Design Association. Stainless steel has been the most popular finish for appliances, but is white a better option?
I recently visited this question with my own kitchen redecorating project. I went about the decision-making process the same way I recommend to my clients. I made a list of pros and cons for each option.
White appliances: blend in color-wise with the white cabinets seemingly making the kitchen appear larger, white appliances cost less than stainless steel finish, easier to keep clean, timeless classic color.
Stainless steel appliances: harder to keep clean as they show every fingerprint and smudge, more costly than white appliances, visually stand-out against the white cabinetry, give a more commercial equipment look.
However, I think the bottom line is that white appliances are less expensive and can look cheaper than stainless steel appliances. Stainless appliances give more of a luxury-look to your kitchen.