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#1 julia*v

Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

I have been lusting after a kitchenaid for such a loooooong time. I am now able to purchase my lovely! The only problem is, I can't decide on the colour! It won't be left out on the bench (in this house anyway....maybe in the future if we move).

My choice would be purple, hands down, if they had one. The boysenberry just doesn't cut it for 'purple'.

So...that leaves me with:

Red: Classic kitchenaid. I like red. Nothing else red in the kitchen.

Baby pink: Pink is the next best thing to purple.... can get matching mixing bowls and baking accessories easily in baby pink....

Dark sparkling pink: There is a new-ish range with the clear bowl that has a dark hot pink mixer - with little sparkles all through it.

Sparkling white: My head says this is the sensible choice... the sparkles add a bit of interest without being a bright colour. If I ever have my dream white stone kitchen, this could sit on the bench and not scream 'look at me...!' This also has the clear glass mixing bowl.

My heart says the white is boring and the beauty of kitchen aids is in the colour.

Which really leaves me choosing between the two pinks....

I think. I am hopeless at making decisions sometimes! I don't want to make the wrong one... I'm hoping this baby will be with me for a while yet!

#2 Le-a

Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Mine is red and it's dead sexy. It's like there is an Italian Stallion (think young Robert DeNiro) sitting on my bench cheering me on when Im cooking.

I also quite like the classic off-white.

Your other colour choices aren't really my style, but if you like them go for it. Just remember you will have this piece of equipment forever, so don't choose something you're likely to regret later!

#3 Cranky Kitten

Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Ooooh I LOVE my KA! As for colour, personally I prefer darker colours, so would probably go the dark pink.

Mine is Onyx Black, which is black with sparkles through it - the sparkles really makes it shine original.gif

#4 Feral timtam

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Red and white are classic, you've got to admit that but they're not daring any more. Everyone has red and white in their kitchen now.

The baby pink one looks anaemic. My SIL would like it and that's not a recommendation.

The other one you're looking at, is that the Raspberry Ice one? If it is then wub.gif that's the one I would be getting.

#5 julia*v

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

QUOTE (Cranky Kitten @ 07/01/2013, 02:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ooooh I LOVE my KA! As for colour, personally I prefer darker colours, so would probably go the dark pink.

Mine is Onyx Black, which is black with sparkles through it - the sparkles really makes it shine original.gif


Yes, I really do like the ones with sparkles! I wish the baby pink had the sparkles in it.

QUOTE
Just remember you will have this piece of equipment forever, so don't choose something you're likely to regret later!


Yes, that's why I an agonising over the colour.

(and yes, I realise my problems are small/my life blessed if this is what I am 'worrying' over).

#6 42n8

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

All the colours are lovely and like PP said, the only caution is that you will have your kitchenaid for life so dont pick a colour you're likely to regret in years to come.

My only additional advice is, once you have it and are using it, you'll be using it so much you wont want to be putting it away each time. Plus they're too heavy for that so go with something you like looking at cos on display it will be.

FWIW, mine is black. I always wanted a red one but when it came down to it, it just wouldn't look right in my kitchen. My coffee machine is black. My oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and blender are all s/steel (and black) so I went with black and love, love, LOVE IT! But like you, thought it a boring choice among all those actually available when I was buying it.


#7 MagsJee

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

We have the standard red one (and I love it lots) but in all honesty... candy apple red =  wub.gif

#8 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

Apple red or dark pink.

#9 librablonde

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Mine is a glorious cream, it's a sexy beast original.gif

#10 *LucyE*

Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

I have the plain red one but oh how I wish I had the sparkly, metallic red one. I think it is candy apple red. I was so enamored with it, I nearly bought it even though mine works perfectly fine.

#11 Daisy Goat

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

I have Apple Green. Not my choice as I won it but it does look pretty good.

I would go for a Purple but like you said they dont have the right Purple

#12 lorze

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:08 PM

I have the Candy Apple Red KA and it is a thing of beauty. I love the look of it with the glass bowl.

Have you seen the sparkly Electric Blue KA? I think only Myer is stocking that particular colour. It is gorgeous.

#13 Escapin

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

I have the upsized red one. I LOVE IT!!!! I also have the blender and food processor, all three lined up next to each other on the bench. They make me happy just to look at them original.gif

PS: Everyone knows that red ones go faster...

#14 Taffyk

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

As a lover of purple (and I really LOVE purple), I am very happy with the boysenberry!

But I like the sound of blue with sparkles!!

And my KA matches nothing in my kitchen and I don't care - it stands out from the boring colours.

#15 beckles5

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Hi there

I completely understand and can relate to your dilemma.  I became a woman possessed (for choice of a better word) and spent so much time deliberating about it.  Ask my husband - he was slowly going insane as his care factor (as long as I used it) was next to none.

Anyway my colour choice is different (Pistachio) and when I put it on my bench top I didn't think 'she' belonged. I packed her all away and rang stores to see if they had the apple green in stock (as this is what I thought about getting next) but they told me that I couldn't return the KA once it was taken out of the box.  So she stayed.  And I love her.  I have her on the bench top and a lot of people  have said what a nice colour she is.  The colour goes really well with our kitchen set,/windows overlooking garden and she is there, but not in your face IYKWIM.    

So take your time deciding and don't be influenced by others.  I would never have thought of the colour I ended up with but a friend talked about it so I thought - yep I think that would work for me.  Then the indecision crept in and the the impulsiveness as I had to have it NOW and didn't want to wait for other colours to come in stock.  

I do think the surroundings and the kitchen colouring are to take into consideration.  In a way so is your personality.  I didn't want something bold and brash.

Enough rambling but enjoy. I love it and enjoy baking so much more - my waist line isn't thanking me though!!!

#16 Camizebra

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

Hooray!  You will love your purchase!

Mine is Apple Green and on the bench in all it's glory, and I love it.  Not to everyone's taste and not on your short list, but I think just go with what you really love, regardless.

#17 melodypond

Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:52 PM

Mine is apple green as well and I love it.  Every now and then I think maybe I should have gone for the red but I really truly do love the green.  

Picking a colour is half the fun!  Out of your choices I would go the sparkly raspberry ice.  If you did get an all white kitchen it would look so good.  Although if you could be swayed on the boysenberry, that looks awesome.  Not helpful at all sorry!

#18 notorico

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:19 PM

I have the ice blue and it looks great in my white kitchen, very retro.

#19 bunny2

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

QUOTE (Escapin @ 07/01/2013, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have the upsized red one. I LOVE IT!!!! I also have the blender and food processor, all three lined up next to each other on the bench. They make me happy just to look at them original.gif


Wow!  I'm envious!  This sounds awesome!!!!

My first choice would be red.  Second choice white.

#20 jessa86

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE (notorico @ 07/01/2013, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have the ice blue and it looks great in my white kitchen, very retro.


I don't have one yet, but I am saving for this one. I love the Ice blue colour!

#21 jovana

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

I have apple green. wink.gif Bought it 3 yrs ago.
I loved sparkly red they had at the time (for 90th anniversary) but it was bit more expensive than other colours.
At the moment, my favourite colour is that new hot pink one, it's so yummy. And I just googled sparkly blue one, it's gorgeous as well.

#22 Therese

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

I would love a red Kitchen Aid original.gif It wouldn't match anything else in my kitchen but it would look pretty biggrin.gif

#23 i-candi

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:09 PM

White but then I'm a boring person lol !!! white matches my kitchen, blue would as well but one day I'll repaint my house and it will be all white original.gif

I like boring original.gif

#24 Bear Grylls

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

I have the Raspberry Ice colour ( dark pink with sparkles) and I LOVE it.

The sparkly ones cost quite a bit more than the matte finish ones and are harder to track down. At least they were when I bought mine a few months ago.

Edited by Bear Grylls, 07 January 2013 - 10:04 PM.


#25 ubermum

Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:59 PM

I like the raspberry ice one and the empire red. I have chrome. Safe choice. It was a gift from dh.




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