A stove for Roger Rabbit's kitchen

Neon colors mask environmental efficiency

If current design trends hold up, kitchens of the future could end up looking like sets from Mickey's Toontown. For a while, refrigerators seemed to be the more popular fashion targets, but designers are now applying their color palettes to neighboring appliances.

Neon-colored stoves

Treehugger, for example, highlights some neon-hued stoves in Japan that could be heading west. The reason for their popularity is as much practical as aesthetic, because these are wood-burning pellet stoves that are far more environmentally friendly than their traditional counterparts.

Call us old-fashioned, but we still prefer our kitchen fixtures in neutral finishes. But if they find a way to build in a bar, we'd be more than happy to reconsider.

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