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Colorful Small Kitchen Appliances: The Best and the Brightest

Updated on February 2, 2015
KitchenAid Pro 600 Series Stand Mixer in Green Apple
KitchenAid Pro 600 Series Stand Mixer in Green Apple | Source

Add Bold Color to Your Kitchen in a Functional Way

Black, white and stainless steel -- they're the most common colors I see in kitchen appliances. Which makes sense because they go so well in almost any home. But appliances, especially the smaller ones like blenders, coffeemakers, toasters, and other countertop gadgets, are perfect for having fun with brighter shades without what you might consider "overdoing it."

That's why I'm looking for some more of these gadgets and accessories, myself (I already have two red ones), for the kitchen in the house we're building, to add some fun color to all of the darker cabinetry and other earth tones.

So, welcome to my rainbow of small appliances, with reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and purples. If you see something you like, you can click through and find other gadgets and accessories to match. Or go all out and really mix it up with a piece from each ribbon of the rainbow. You might just find a pot of gold on the stove.

A Rainbow of Small Kitchen Appliances

Red - Orange - Yellow - Green - Blue - Purple

If you see something you like but are looking for a different color, click through to the product listing and check out what others are available. Most of the appliances you'll see here come in a variety of colors and even different shades, like royal blue or aqua blue.

While a whole range of appliances in the same vibrant color looks great in any kitchen, another cool idea would be to have a whole rainbow of gadgets to add colorful accents to what might be an otherwise 'blah' room.


A Retro Red Breakfast Station

Nostalgia Electrics BSET100CR 3 in 1 Breakfast Station
Nostalgia Electrics BSET100CR 3 in 1 Breakfast Station

This is a compact and colorful way to make meal.

This is cool! And red hot too. This is an all-in-one gizmo with a mini toaster oven, a removable, nonstick griddle, and a 4-cup coffee pot with a reusable filter basket. You can make silver dollar pancakes, sausages, patties, or eggs while you toast your buns, bagels or bread and brew your coffee all in one compact appliance. Oh, and did I mention that it's cute too?

Red ice cream and sorbet maker
Red ice cream and sorbet maker

My Ruby Red Ice Cream, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt Maker

A quality product that looks spiffy too....

So far, we've made three batches of sorbet (one we messed up because we didn't follow the recipe and two were delish) and two yummy batches of ice cream, so I can safely say that this machine works very well.

FYI, keep the inner red container in the freezer, so it's really cold and ready to go when you need a cold, tasty fix ... FAST.

See the 1.5-quart Cuisinart ICE-21R Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker on Amazon, where I've often seen it marked down as much as 50 percent.

Cuisinart ICE-21R Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, Red
Cuisinart ICE-21R Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, Red

Red not your color, though? No problem, this gizmo comes in white, pink, purple, green, blue ... a total of a dozen different colors.


Brew It and Mix It in Red

This mixer has a rubber foot, so it won't go dancing across (or off) the counter while it's doing its thing. Well, that's good to know.

It's also got an off-center mixing bowl, which makes it easier to add ingredients without having to remove it or stop the machine.

Sunbeam FPSBSM2104 Heritage Series 350-Watt Stand Mixer, Red
Sunbeam FPSBSM2104 Heritage Series 350-Watt Stand Mixer, Red

We gave one of these as a wedding gift (it was on their registry), and the bride and groom have now been using it for almost two years with no complaints. (I know because I asked and have been the recipient of some of the yummy things made using this machine.)

Lots of people say this brand is just as good as Kitchen Aid, while others claim the brand isn't as good or durable as it used to be.


A Cute Cuisinart Coffeemaker in Red

I've always had good luck with Cuisinart appliances. This one is just the right size for a single coffee drinker (who can still have a significant other) who wants just a cup or two or a travel mug-full to go.

The machine will shut itself off after 30 minutes, so no worries if you forget to do that before you leave the house.


An Orange Cuisinart Food Processor

Cuisinart DLC-2AO Mini-Prep Plus Processor, Orange
Cuisinart DLC-2AO Mini-Prep Plus Processor, Orange

This little blending, chopping, pureeing and grinding orange beauty comes in 21 other pretty colors, from passion flower purple to turquoise, raspberry and key lime pie green. Makes me want to have a whole collection of colorful Cuisinarts.

These pretty food processors measure 8 by 5 by 9 inches, so they're on the small-ish side.


Bold Orange Countertop Appliances

I have the ice cream/sorbet maker shown here (except in red to match my rice cooker) and give it the thumb's up.

The first batch of sorbet (blueberry) didn't turn out so hot -- it was really cold, actually -- but that was because of me, not the machine. I should have actually followed the directions that come with the machine. Second try, though (chocolate sorbet) was great. So was the vanilla ice cream, which was easier to make.

And we've made gelato in this, too.

Another Pretty Orange Item for Your Kitchen

DeLonghi Kmix 5-Cup Drip Coffee Maker, Orange
DeLonghi Kmix 5-Cup Drip Coffee Maker, Orange

This beauty of a coffee machine also comes in magenta, blue, yellow, green, red, black and white. It has a 10-cup capacity.



A Cheerful Lemon Yellow Coffee Maker to Perk Up Your Kitchen

DeLonghi Kmix 10-Cup Drip Coffee Maker, Yellow
DeLonghi Kmix 10-Cup Drip Coffee Maker, Yellow

How about this sunshiny color as a greeting when you shuffle into the kitchen for your morning cuppa joe? Just the yellow machine alone should perk you right up. It will definitely brighten up the room all day long.

This coffee machine is made with a durable die-cast aluminum exterior and comes in both a 5-cup and a 10-cup capacity and a total of 8 vibrant colors.



Go Green with your Kitchen Appliances

KitchenAid KSM150PSGA Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield - Green Apple
KitchenAid KSM150PSGA Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield - Green Apple

This "green apple" beauty, a 325-watt mixer with 10 speeds and a 5-quart stainless steel bowl, comes in a total of 31 colors ... even pink! (Pink is in the rainbow somewhere, too, of course, but I had to draw the lines somewhere, or this page would be a mile long.)

This substantial mixer, with more then 2,000 5-star reviews on Amazon alone, comes with a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip. If you love cooking and baking from scratch, this is a must-have appliance in any color.


Retro Green Small Cooking Gadgets

These make me think of the "Leave it to Beaver" show ... although I don't think "Leave it to Beaver" was in color, was it?

Well, anyway....

This lovely mixer may look retro, but it's totally up-to-date, with 12 variable speeds, 3-way mixing action, a 350-watt motor and a die cast metal body combined with non-skid rubber feet. With the off-center position of the 4.6-quart mixing bowl, you can add ingredients while it's running.

This is the same mixer as the one pictured above in red. It comes in other pretty colors, too.

A Minty Green Mixer

Waring PBB212 Professional Bar Blender, Retro Green
Waring PBB212 Professional Bar Blender, Retro Green

This Sunbeam mixer holds five cups of mixed drinks, sauce, soup or whatever else you want to blend. It's 390-watt motor has no problem crushing up ice, but you can lower the speed to mix, chop and puree. And, yep, the 40-ounce glass jar and lid are dishwasher safe.



A Bright, Sky-Blue Toaster

Sometimes the sky really is this blue here in Arizona, especially when you're looking up through the walls of a canyon. But anyway....

You definitely don't see this color in many kitchens, so if you're going for something unique and that makes a (happy) statement, and you happen to love blue, then there are plenty of other small appliances that match this one.

Royal Blue Appliances

Heck, even if you don't cook, these are pretty enough just to have sitting around for looks.

Last I checked, this KitchenAid mixer came in 42 different colors, so if it's blue you like but not this shade, there's probably the shade you do want. Given the cost of these -- they're pricey! -- you may as well get the color you like.

Oster 4277 Beehive Blender, Blue
Oster 4277 Beehive Blender, Blue

Just need to blend or crush ice? This 2-speed, 600-watt retro-style (yet totally modern) machine also comes in burgundy and chrome.



A Deep Metallic Purple Programmable Coffee Maker

This is another color you don't see coming and going (or sitting on the counter) in people's kitchens, so yours will definitely stand out and make a statement -- a fun and pretty one -- with purple appliances like this one.

Cuisinart DCC-1200MPUR Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Metallic Purple
Cuisinart DCC-1200MPUR Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Metallic Purple

This attractive coffee maker with the Cuisinart name features a brew pause button that lets you pour yourself a hot cup of coffee before brewing has finished. You can also program it for a a 24-hour advance brew start and an auto shutoff from 0 to 4 hours. Plus, it has a 1- to 4-cup feature for when you're making less than 5 cups.

So this is very functional and flashy at 14-1/4 by 8 by 10-3/4 inches.


Small Appliances in Other Shades of Purple

Whip up your own personal smoothie or shake in the 14-ounce blending jar, then grab it and go.

New Hamilton Beach 51106 14oz Personal Single Serve Blender w/Travel Lid Compact
New Hamilton Beach 51106 14oz Personal Single Serve Blender w/Travel Lid Compact

The blender container doubles as a travel cup and will fit in most vehicle cup-holders.

Oh, and did I mention this is PURPLE?

Sensio Bella 13603 Brownie Maker, Purple
Sensio Bella 13603 Brownie Maker, Purple

If you're a brownie-lover and love to make brownies, here's a pretty purple appliance JUST for that purpose. This gadget will pop them out perfectly in less time than the oven.


© 2013 Deb Kingsbury

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      4 years ago

      thanks for share

      I love the combination of white and black on the products. We can easily combine it with other furniture, creating a beautiful kitchen space and more convenient


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