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About a year and a half ago, my husband and I purchased a new
dishwasher and refrigerator - both white - being certain that when
we finally decided to remodel the kitchen we'd go with white
cabinets and a cottage feel.  Of course, we've changed our minds
and have purchased cabinets with a mocha brown glaze and
travertive subway tile backsplash.  So my questions:  will white
stand out too much against the dark brown?  Could we buy a
stainless steel range and install a stainless steel sink/fixtures, or
does it look odd to mix appliance colors in the same (rather small)
space?  Thanks so much for your help!

The mocha brown glaze sounds fantastic and would look great with the stainless appliances.  I do know you can purchase stainless panels to attach to the dishwasher as an easy fix.  As for the fridge, you may want to contact the manufacturer and find out if there are stainless fronts available for your model.

I rather like the consistency of matching appliance really does make the kitchen appear "finished" and professional.

Good luck!
Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID

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Alicia Valair, CID, CKD, Allied Member ASID


Whole house interior space planning and decorating; kitchen layout, and design trends; residential themed environments; selecting furnishings and accessories for your lifestyle.


12 years experience as an interior designer, FIDER graduate and business owner for 5 years. Speciality area: residential interior designer, NKBA certified kitchen designer, and home office designer


Homes of Color magazine, Las Vegas Life magazine, Tucson Home and Garden magazine.

B.A. Interior Design, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

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