For a sweet kitchen, Think Pink

by Debbie Stoller

Of all the “perfect home” bloggers out there on the internet, I think I like  the best. This Belgium-based blogger lives in an old house that she is in the process of renovating and redecorating, and her style is fresh and clean but also cozy and sweet, a combination that I really love. And homegirl does a lot with pink. The way she uses it it always looks inviting, never cloying; girly but not Barbie.

(all images above photographed by Yvonne Eijkenduijn and borrowed from

She’s inspired me to try and use some touches of pink in my home as well. The problem is, when it comes to kitchen appliances, hardly anything is available in this sweet color.

Or is it?

Around October, lots of companies start offering their products in various hues of pink, in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer and funds for the Susan G. Komen association. I’m happy to support  this cause, of course, but I love that pink things are being made because it means I can finally get certain items in that color.

For instance; we are huge SodaStream fanatics here at BUST HQ (look for a sleek, silver model in our next issue). But the one I would really love to display out in the open in my kitchen is the pink Fizz model they make.


Ain’t she sweet? She’s a bit taller than her brothers and sisters, so you need to be sure you have room under your cabinets to fit her in, but she is just so lovely to behold.

Kitchenaid also makes a whole load of pink appliances. Now, when it comes to pink in the kitchen a few touches does wonders, but you don’t want to overdo it. One or at the most two of the below are enough to pinkify a room. I really love the mixer and the food processor, personally.

Similarly, Cuisinart  has a line of pinky appliances , including a nice looking coffee pot and immersion  blender.

Finally, if you really want to make a statement in pink, there is the unfortunately named company Smeg  makes a supercute pink refrigerator.  This one doesn’t raise money for anyone but Smeg, but it is awfully cute, if somewhat smaller than most US kitchens are used to (and also, it’s kinda pricey).


But please remember, when it comes to pink, a little goes a long way. Should you decide to buy all of your appliances in this color to create an entirely pink kitchen, well, don’t say you haven’t been warned that the effect will most likely be somewhat nauseating. And that’s not what you want in a kitchen now, is it?

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