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Range Or Oven(s) With A Pop Of Color?

monavano Jan 25, 2012 01:28 PM

I'm embarking a kitchen remodel and of course, this is the fun part when I get to consider all the possibilities that could happen! Cabinets, countertops and appliances, oh my!
I find myself drawn to the idea of putting a surprising pop of color in my kitchen with a range, or perhaps a wall oven. Mostly the range, since you can choose some pretty awesome colors in some brands.
Otherwise, my kitchen will have stainless steel.
Has anyone made the choice to have a colorful range/stove/oven? Is anyone living in a kitchen with an appliance with a dedicated pop of color (in other words, it's can't be changed and might dictate other color choices)?.
How do you like the look and have your feelings about the colorful focal point changed over time?

Thanks for your thoughts.

  1. nomadchowwoman Jan 25, 2012 01:47 PM

    Well, I splurged on a second range (a baby dual-fuel Aga) when we re-did our kitchen, and while the other appliances are stainless, it is a gorgeous blue. While I love it (looks and performance), and it is a pop of color, I really wanted the heather or pistachio, but my husband talked me into the more conservative blue. I still wish I'd gone for the pistachio.

    http://www.aga-ranges.com/_store/Scri...

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    1. re: nomadchowwoman
      Jay F Jan 25, 2012 02:51 PM

      Hmmm...I like the blue, too. Must be a boy/girl thing. Whatever color it is, though, it's a nice-looking stove.

    2. twyst Jan 25, 2012 01:49 PM

      I think thats a great way to add a pop of color to liven up your kitchen. Id go Blue Star if finances allow, it's available in like 200 colors and is the best home range on the market IMHO

      1. monavano Jan 25, 2012 02:06 PM

        Thank you. I have been ogling the Aga and Bluestar lines. I have a feeling, even at this early stage, that the range will be my spurge in the kitchen.
        I was drawn to the blue, too, but then the yellow was cool, as was the red, and the cinnamon.... ;-)

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        1. re: monavano
          pikawicca Jan 25, 2012 02:18 PM

          You might want to look at La Cornue, as well.

        2. monavano Jan 25, 2012 02:39 PM

          I know this is by now, trite, but: Wow, just wow, pikawicca. Thanks.

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          1. re: monavano
            512window Jan 25, 2012 02:48 PM

            If you want to go a different route, I've been ogling these for my fabulous fifties kitchen remodel of the future
            http://www.elmirastoveworks.com

            1. re: monavano
              pikawicca Jan 25, 2012 07:39 PM

              You're welcome. These ranges are breath-taking. The Williams-Sonoma flagship store in SF has a La Cornue configuration that I would almost kill for. (Make sure that you floor joists can support the weight, though.)

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              escondido123 Jan 25, 2012 03:42 PM

              We chose a Blue Star in French Blue--not because it matched anything in the room but because it reminded us of France.

               
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                nomadchowwoman Jan 25, 2012 03:48 PM

                Very pretty.

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                  escondido123 Jan 25, 2012 03:50 PM

                  Thanks much. We also go to pick the knob color which is a terra cotta, which does match the walls of our kitchen.

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                  monavano Jan 25, 2012 03:51 PM

                  What a centerpiece. Love the blue.

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                    twyst Jan 25, 2012 04:18 PM

                    I really want a black one with gold knobs because I'm way too serious about my new orleans saints fandom ><

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                      escondido123 Jan 25, 2012 05:24 PM

                      I forgot to mention that there is no extra charge for the special color you just have to wait a little longer. BS offers about 100 colors and you can buy a fan deck that shows them all.

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                        monavano Jan 25, 2012 05:26 PM

                        Good to know that there's no extra charge with BS. I saw many colors on their website, but 100? I can't wait to see them all.

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                          twyst Jan 25, 2012 07:40 PM

                          Its actually 190 colors!

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                            escondido123 Jan 25, 2012 08:35 PM

                            You know, I was going to say 190, but the fan deck didn't seem that thick. They don't show all the colors on the website, just the most popular ones I think.

                            1. re: twyst
                              nomadchowwoman Jan 26, 2012 08:26 AM

                              If I'd had that many choices, there's still be an empty space in my kitchen! I could never have decided.

                              But stick w/the black-and-gold, twyst, and you can't go wrong ; )

                    2. BIGGUNDOCTOR Jan 25, 2012 04:26 PM

                      Get it in basic white then run it down to an auto paint shop where you can have it painted any color(s) you want. Flames, graphics, two tone, etc... Could even do it yourself , if ya have the skills, and tools.

                      1. dcrb Jan 25, 2012 05:17 PM

                        Hello,

                        If you do a lot of wok cooking, may I suggest you look at the videos on this BlueStar link? They may or may not help you decide what to get range wise. Additionally, the site shows off their variety of colors. Hope this helps.
                        http://www.bluestarcooking.com/videos-a-pictures/bluestar-video-gallery

                        This link is for their common service videos:

                        http://bluestarcooking.com/servicevideos

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