"Think like a designer does and consider the proportions of the appliances," says New York certified kitchen designer Susan Serra, CKD,
who blogs as The Kitchen Designer
. "Some appliances, such as a refrigerator or professional range, are monolithic in appearance. So ask yourself if a bright stainless or colored appliance will make the design appear off-kilter within the space or feel heavy in one area of the design. Likewise, in a small kitchen
, think about the 'choppy' effect that the finish of an appliance can have. White appliances may be best in a small kitchen with white cabinetry to create a seamless flow."Learn more small kitchen design ideas.