What finish should you choose for your appliances? What options are there? Over the years we’ve seen colors come and go and more recently it seems to have been distilled to black, white or stainless steel. With all other areas of the selection palette growing why are appliance finishes narrowing? Well, GE is responding to the 20 year old advent of stainless steel and is launching a new finish – Slate. An alternative to stainless steel, Slate is a warm, grey metallic with a low-gloss finish that complements a wide spectrum of wall colors, countertop materials and floor and cabinetry finishes, notes the company. Slate appliances are finished with bold, brushed metal touch points, such as handles and knobs. GE reports that Slate is fingerprint resistant. This is what Chris Bissig, manager of concept and brand development for GE Appliances said, “Stainless steel is still very popular and we think it will continue to be popular but it is a 20-year-old finish. It’s very reflective, and it looks very commercial. It does come across as somewhat harsh and it doesn’t blend in with the kitchen and it shows fingerprints. That’s the biggest complaint we get with stainless.” Here’s the full article from proudgreenhome.com along with a slide show.