(Closed) What’s your kitchen color scheme? Selecting KitchenAid/Le Creuset is hard :)

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I specifically requested the silver-grey KitchenAid mixer and have purchased only neutral/grey/stainless countertop items like the teakettle, toaster, food processer, etc. My Le Creuset stoneware is all cobalt blue, which unfortunately is discontinued now, but I still plan to add to my collection using whatever blue is the closest match. I would consider adding a secondary color — yellow perhaps, or green — as an accent, but TBH I care more about the functionality than I do the color, in the end.

I should note that we rent, and won’t have a “forever” kitchen for a very long time. I’m lucky that our kitchen is very neutral, so I spruce it up with colored dishtowels, cutting board, etc. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

For things that expensive, I always go with neutral colors (silver, white, black, grey). I don’t want to get a $500 mixer in carribean blue or canary yellow that will stick out like a sore thumb if I redo my kitchen colors in the future.

I leave the colored decor peices up to paint, hand towels, placemats, canisters, wall-hangings, etc.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is exactly why I registered for a silver kitchenaid. I don’t want to have to worry about it not matching in the future if I change my kitchen.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My le creuset color is carribean and I LOVE how it pops against our kitchen!  We have super light tan walls, dark wood cabinets, and light gray granite countertops- so my le creuset utensil holder & utensils on the counter with other stuff that stays out like the LC spoon rest and LC tea kettle I leave on the stove- I love the little pop it gives:). I think your color scheme sounds great!

Oh and our dishes are neutral too- the Great White square line from PBarn….And we have copper pots and pans hanging on a pot rack, so our LC really is the “character” in our kitchen:) 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada โ™ฅ EDD- April 2016

I got a white KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas from my Fiance even though we have a yellow and gray kitchen. I wanted a white one so that in the future it would match any colour kitchen we wanted (:

The same goes for any other expensive items we’ll be registering for.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did blue and green for linens, but all our appliances are already black and stainless, so we stayed with that for anything mechanical.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

My mom got us a white KitchenAid mixer for Christmas two years ago. We move at least once a year and are always putting in new kitchens, so I never have a set color scheme. At first I had wanted one of the “cute” colors, but I am SO GLAD she chose white ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My kitchen is BRIGHT! Our dishes are FIesha Ware – 4 colors: peacock, turquoise, shamrock, and lemongrass… So 2 shades of blue and 2 shades of green ๐Ÿ™‚ all of our towels, table runners, etc are in these colors. I don’t have a standing mixer, but if I did, I would definitely go for a bright color ๐Ÿ™‚ for things that don’t come in bright colors (microwave, hand mixer, blender, etc), we went for black and chrome

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Our kitchen is all wood and black granite countertops. We have either black or blue appliances, but I don’t go crazy over what color blue, I like pops of color and shades of blue don’t clash with each other (we’re doing the same thing w/ our wedding colors, it’s just “blue” not a specific shade)

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

black/gray/dark brown. I love dark cabinets, dark granite…dark everything.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Best to buy the BIG STUFF (like Appliances) in neutral colours.  My first wedding was back in 1981, so I’ve been thru the White – Almond – Black – and now Stainless cycles… as well as seeing Kitchen “fixtures” (cabinets) that have gone from White – Lite Woods – Dark Woods – and now into Colourful Acrylics.

Decor Colours and those that are featured on accessories (Paint, Dishes, Pots & Pans, Bakewear, Storage Items, etc) have run the whole rainbow over the years.  One colour is in for awhile, and then another.  In the 1980s the palatte was Earth Tones (Browns, Tans, Beiges), Golds, and Burgundy.  Early 1990s and it was True / Primary Colours … Blues, Yellows, Greens, Reds.  Late 1990s and pastels.  The 2000s and Jewel Tones.

Anyways you get the idea.

For the most part my bigger purchases, like quality small appliances, I made in neutrals.  And they lasted the test of time, a few that didn’t get much use are still going strong.  Lol, although I am tempted to switch out the almond food processor just because it looks a bit old fashioned every time I drag it out of the cupboard to use it… but then it is stowed away, so it isn’t a big deal.  BUT on the otherhand it does function great, and actually has some features that the newer models don’t offer, and I’d miss those more than having to put up with the almond.  To be honest, the food processor has been my trusted freind for years… so I can put up with their “fashion sense” as they have so many other great qualities.

Everyday Dishes, Glassware, Linens etc. come and go over time.  Pots & Pans, Serving Ware a bit more of an investment and last longer.  There were times that I wished that colours had lasted longer… (like True Red from the 1990s… as it coordinated so well with some pieces I had back from the Burgundy era when I first got married).  But for the most part I’ve gotten by with also Black & White (especially French White pieces from Corningware).

If there is one thing I am THANKFUL for, is that as a Bride-To-Be I took my Mother’s & MIL’s advice to register for Fine China.  At the time I thought “gee really, I don’t see myself using this a lot”… but that in the end kind of was the point.  We did receive a lot of pieces as gifts, and my china never let me down when it came time to have a “special” meal… be it the two of us celebrating an Anniversary, entertaining friends or work associates, and I have a ton of memories with family for Christmas, New Years, Easter, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, and other Milestone events.  There is ALWAYS something special about pulling out the Fine China, and some other table-top accessories that signal this is a Family Event… the kids loved to help set-up for a holiday meal, and still to this day there is a sort of tradition when as adults they still come over and set the table.

EDIT (added in later)… PLUS Fine China is expensive… and something that one otherwise probably wouldn’t buy for themselves.  I saw a place setting of my china in a store the other day and checked out the price tag… I almost fainted !!  Sooo happy that I listened to the older and wiser Moms on this front.  And someday my Daughter will inherit the whole she-bang.

This Time Round…

On the big scale, we are also considering either buying a NEW House, or renovating his.  In either case, I’ll be working with a newly outfited kitchen (leaning towards Dark / Black Woods, Stainless Appliances and Black Accessories).  Dark Granite Countertops… probably with a grey silver glint… and lite (Beech) Floors.  Walls will probably be neutral annd hits of colour will come from art, linens etc.

Small Appliances we NEED a new Toaster (Stainless or Black) and a Blender… and I still don’t own a KitchenAid Mixer, so that is on the list… it too will either be Stainless / Chrome or Black.

Otherwise, my SO and I have just about everything we need… the difficult part will be culling the pile of duplicates.  We agree we will pick up some new items things that mark our style.  Once again I find Dishes to be a draw… we are going to get something nice for our Everyday.  I’m wanting something neutral (but not white) that we can use as a “base” (more expensive) and then add other pieces that might change over time (less expensive)… thinking maybe Denby for the base, and Pfaltzgraff for some of the other pieces… both are Open Stock so I can add what I want as my mood suits.

Hope this info from someone who has “been there” and planning to do it again is helpful.

 

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our kitchen colors are tan, black and white.  Our kitchen aid mixer is black, other appliances stainless with some black, and our le cruset, tea kettle, etc is red.  A nice pop of color.  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We painted our kitchen red, did dark granite countertops and lighter wood cabinets with antique black fixtures.  Our curtains are a light beige linen.  My kitchenaid is red, but my le creuset stuff is blue.  I didn’t really care about matching.

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