And here's the thing: this kitchen appliance trend looks so sophisticated. 

By Katie Holdefehr
September 27, 2018

When it comes to new kitchen appliances, most of us want what's shiny and new—but recently, shiny is taking a back seat to matte finishes. And while ultra-shiny stainless steel was once the reigning queen of kitchen appliances, now matte black and white are gaining in popularity. In fact, GE's Café brand recently launched a new line called The Matte Collection, and LG launched a line of matte black stainless steel appliances. Whether on a refrigerator, microwave, oven, or dishwasher, this fresh texture lends a luxurious look to the kitchen. Take a peek at some of the new matte appliances below to see just how elegant they look in a real kitchen. 

And to answer your next question, what's the deal with fingerprints on these gorgeous matte surfaces? Don't worry, LG has that covered—its PrintProof™ finish promises to hide fingerprints and smudges. And Cafe's new appliances also boast a smudge-resistant surface with a soft-touch feel. 

On Instagram, Gretchen Black, the designer and owner of Greyhouse Design Firm, showed off Cafe's matte black refrigerator in her kitchen. Paired with white cabinets and dark counters, these neutral hues create eye-catching contrast. 

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