After years of people pining for all-white kitchens, with marble countertops and gleaming subway tile, the pendulum of trends is swinging toward a darker, edgier look: matte black everything. The light-absorbing look gained momentum in spring, when KitchenAid introduced its limited-edition Black Tie stand mixer, prompting the brand to release even more products in the shade and finish. It’s up to 54 now.
The look spread to other accessories, evidenced in Chip and Joanna Gaines’s latest line for Target: a modern farmhouse collection complete with matte black cutlery, measuring spoons, and measuring cups.
Now, it’s hitting the big appliances. LG’s latest line features a matte black stainless steel finish, and you can get it on a smart fridge, microwave, oven, and dishwasher. The finish is designed to also deter the biggest gripe people have with stainless steel: fingerprints. Everywhere. It’s supposed to be smudge-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about wiping down the doors every time your hands hover within an inch of the machines. That means you’re one step closer to having that murdered-out kitchen of your dreams.
Out of all of the appliances though, the fridge is the most impressive. It features “InstaView Technology,” which is …