10 March 2021

Spring forward with kitchen appliances blooming with color

I don’t know how your winter has been going but I’ve been looking out my living room window and seeing this for the last three months.


It’s pretty I know, but I think I’ve shoveled more snow this past winter than I have ever in my life. In fact, we’ve had nearly two feet of the stuff since January.

In a month or so the scene above will be replaced by the blooms of the thousand daffodil and scilla bulbs I planted last fall. 

Last October I decided to transform our front yard into what'll be the springtime blaze of color I’ve always wanted. In fact, what people think of as “spring colors” stems from the colors of the flowers that, around here, kick into high gear in March and April.

Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica) photo by Yoksel 🌿 Zok on Unsplash

The pale greens, blues, lavenders, yellows and pinks that usher in spring seem to exist to chase away winter boredom and unease.

Jetfire daffodil (Narcissus cyclamineus) photo by Marina Lakotka on Unsplash

There’s an appliance brand called Northstar hat incorporates this palette and other vibrant pops of color into their products – providing a much-needed break from the endless sea of stainless steel. Northstar is a brand made in North America by Elmira Stove Works.

Northstar ranges, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers and dishwasher panels, splash backs and range hoods come in nine not-so-standard colors along with more than 1,000 custom hues, providing tons of design flexibility.

These appliances aren’t retro kitsch. They’re very well made, high-performance, luxury appliances decked out in mid-century finery. Full of character and functionality, they work equally well in mid-century, retro, farmhouse and contemporary kitchens.

I checked out the Northstar photo gallery and found some examples of their kitchen suites used in modern settings. I have to say the effect is spectacular.

How could anyone walk into any of these kitchens every morning and not instantly feel more energetic and optimistic?

So, what do you say? Ready for a kitchen complete with cheerful, colorful appliances reminiscent of the bloom of spring?

These Northstar appliances offer a nostalgic feel but – at the same time – something altogether fresh and new. I recommend that you check them out.

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