When it comes to stainless steel appliances, there’s no denying they look great with an all-white kitchen (and probably any variation of gray, for that matter). But if you’re going through the process of redoing your space, those color schemes are also very…safe. Heck, you just picked out shiny new stainless steel GE Appliances—let’s make sure they really pop, shall we? Here, four color combinations you may have never thought to try that will accent those new appliances flawlessly.

mid century modern colors

If Mid-Century Modern is Your Thing

It’s no secret that blue colorways are trending for kitchens, and with good reason: They add depth and dimension while playing well with stark white and other neutral tones. To execute this palette, paint your cabinets navy—it’s a great way to make your stainless steel really shine. Stick to white countertops and accent the room with hints of burnt sienna in places like high-top chairs or even your hardwood floor.

mediterranean colors

If Visiting the Mediterranean Is on Your Bucket List

We absolutely love patterned kitchen tiles. Whether you use them as your flooring or your backsplash, the color variation is subtle enough that you won’t get bored of them in a few years. Not to mention, they’ll age nicely over time. Tie the look together with blue-gray cabinets that play off the stainless steel and you’ve got yourself a Pinterest-worthy kitchen.

bright colors

If You’re Not Afraid of Bright Color

Don’t worry, folks. We’re not suggesting you paint the cabinets yellow. Instead, opt for the safer greige. Next, play into the mixed-metals trend and install matte gold hardware on the cabinets. (The dull finish will complement the stainless steel instead of clashing with it.) Then bring in a touch of yellow by painting a set of wood dining chairs or laying down an oriental rug that has hints of the sunny hue.

pastel colors

If You Have a Soft Spot for Pastels

When you think of the color lavender, you don’t usually think of it as bold. But when we’re talking about using it in your kitchen…well, that’s another story. The key is to apply it sparingly. For example, paint just your kitchen island lavender. Then use wood and stainless steel as a masculine juxtaposition to the otherwise feminine palette. We like the idea of keeping the countertops white and adding wooden barstools for a neutral finishing touch.

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