Need some quick opinions about a refrigerator... →
[More:]No, not "Which model to buy?" Rather, "Which color to buy?"
Our 30-year-old Admiral is giving up the ghost, and Dotsmom and I are probably going to xmas-gift ourselves with a new fridge. We have most of the basic details figured-out, save one...the color.
Our small-ish kitchen is resplendent in its original 70's glory of dark wood cabinets and red formica countertop. The walls are a light gray (yes, yes...I know...Good god, man, redecorate!!!!) Currently, the two built-in appliances (stove and dishwasher) are black
. The fridge we are replacing is biscuit, and I don't think we really don't want that again. And I don't think we want white. That leaves black or stainless.
The fridge sits exposed at the end of the counter/cabinets. It's not enclosed. My fear with a black fridge is it's going to be too massive-looking...like a huge obelisk sucking-in all in its vicinity. But, it would match the other appliances.
We're iffy about stainless. For one, there's the fingerprint issue everyone we know complains about. Then, there's the curious point that, on the fridges that we can afford, only the fronts are stainless. the bodies are painted gray. So, because of the way the fridge site, one gray side would be out in the open. Of course, it would be immediately covered by magnets. My thinking is a stainless fridge would be less visually massive than a black fridge, being more of a neutral tone.
So...opinions? Black? Stainless? Throw caution to the wind and go white? Remember, the basic coloration of the room...dark wood, red counters, light gray walls.