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These appliance finishes will make you forget stainless steel

Stainless steel has been a popular choice for kitchen appliances, but these unique finishes are worth a look.

Ashlee Clark Thompson
Ashlee spent time as a newspaper reporter, AmeriCorps VISTA and an employee at a healthcare company before she landed at CNET. She loves to eat, write and watch "Golden Girls" (preferably all three at the same time). The first two hobbies help her out as an appliance reviewer. The last one makes her an asset to trivia teams. Ashlee also created the blog, AshleeEats.com, where she writes about casual dining in Louisville, Kentucky.
Ashlee Clark Thompson
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Smeg + Dolce & Gabbana

The Italian manufacturer Smeg worked with fashion design house Dolce & Gabbana for a line of appliances. The line features bright prints that reference classic Sicilian puppet theater and traditional Italian pottery.

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Smeg small appliances

Smeg and Dolce & Gabbana also collaborated on small appliances with vivid designs.

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Smeg C30GGRU Gas Oven

Smeg also sticks with solid colors, like this red Smeg C30GGRU gas oven.

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Smeg's Portofino line

The stoves in this Smeg line come in yellow, red, white, orange, black or olive green.

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Big Chill

The company Big Chill is known for its colorful, retro-inspired appliances, including this stove.

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BlueStar

You can customize the color of ranges from BlueStar.

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GE Appliances' matte-white

GE Appliances introduced a matte-white option for its Café series of kitchen appliances.

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GE Appliances' matte-black

The Café line also comes in a matte-black finish.

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GE Appliances hardware finishes

You can personalize the hardware on appliances in the Café line. The finishes are (left to right) brushed copper, brushed bronze, brushed black and brushed stainless.

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GE Appliances

GE Appliances also has a black slate finish for some of its appliances.

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Whirlpool

The manufacturer debuted a sunset bronze option for some of its kitchen appliances.

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Haier

At the 2016 IFA consumer electronics show, manufacturer Haier displayed the different color options for its Series 60 or Series 70 fridges.

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Hestan barbecue grill

There are even colorful options for barbecue grills, like this one from Hestan.

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