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The Best Appliance Finish for Your Kitchen Design

When selecting the best finish for your kitchen appliances, consider how the finish works with your cabinets, floors, lighting, design style and budget. First Coast Supply offers luxury kitchen appliances to Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. We’re your go-to expert for home upgrades.

Here are six options to consider when deciding on the best appliance finish for your kitchen:

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel remains one of the most popular finishes for kitchen appliances. The appeal of stainless steel is its versatility. Stainless steel looks great with almost any color palette. Regardless if your cabinets are painted or stained, stainless steel flows well with the design.

While stainless steel is more expensive than some other traditional appliance finishes, it provides a modern, upscale feel that you may not get with lower end appliances. The one downside to stainless steel is the tendency to easily show fingerprints and smudges.


Slate is an alternative to the traditional stainless steel appliance finish. Slate offers a more natural matte finish that resists fingerprints and smudges. The stone-inspired feel of slate creates a less shiny vibe than stainless steel.

Slate is not as versatile as stainless steel. You must be more careful when matching slate to your kitchen’s color palette. Slate looks best with high-end white or gray-toned cabinets. The slate finish is a newer option for kitchen appliances.


A white appliance finish is very traditional. White appliances are often lower in price and are considered more basic. In some cases, white appliance finishes work even when budget isn’t your primary consideration. For example, white appliances work great with white cabinets for a seamless look.

White appliances also work well if your kitchen is darker or doesn’t have natural light. The light tones of the appliances can make the space feel brighter and larger. White appliances are now available in a modern, smooth white finish that looks more upscale.


A black appliance finish is a riskier design choice than some of the other options. Recently, appliance brands are offering black stainless steel for a modern twist on the black appliance finish.

Two design elements that work well with black appliances are white cabinets for the classic black and white dramatic design. Also, black works great with super dark or black cabinets. Black appliances with the dark cabinets provide a modern, sleek feel.


A custom paneled appliance finish is a high-end option that will cost more. However, custom paneled appliances camouflage your kitchen appliances by matching your cabinet color and style.

If you want a seamless look for your kitchen, custom paneled appliances may be a good choice. The paneled appliance finish works well for high-end kitchen design, but also for compact kitchens to give a streamlined look.

Versatile Colors

For a fun and retro look for your kitchen, select a non-traditional color for your appliance finish. You can now find just about any color you could want including blues, reds, oranges, yellows and even purples. The possibilities are endless.

Colored appliances are a great option for a non-traditional kitchen. One fun option would be to add aqua appliances to a beachfront cottage. If you aren’t ready to take the plunge with a full kitchen of colored appliances, adding a red or orange stove for a pop of color is a great design option.


Appliances are available in a variety of finishes. From basic to custom, you’ll find the best option to match your budget, style and design goals.

Find your perfect luxury kitchen appliances at your Jacksonville, Florida design experts. Visit the First Coast Supply showroom to choose the best appliance finish for your home.

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