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Ask a Designer: Matching Appliances


Do my appliances have to match?

I don’t think brand necessarily at all. You don’t need to match. I do know that that’s the question that’s asked to me. They all have to be from the same manufacturer. I don’t think so at all.

As far as mixing and matching stainless and either white or black, it’s possible to do if it’s done the right way. If you have a stainless refrigerator and a stainless steel oven, it’s okay to have a black cooktop.

All of a sudden you have all black or white appliances. You want to replace your frig. You want that to be stainless. That’s okay, too. If you had one of each, it probably wouldn’t look the best.