I don’t watch a whole lot of TV. Not much time for it and not many good shows. When I do watch, it’s usually on my breakfast or lunch break from writing. And it’s either Fox News or HGTV.
I am a home/garden design junkie! I am crazy about watching designers transform horrendous rooms or yards into works of art.
And I’m totally on to designers’ methodology of setting trends. (Well, at least I think I am.)
So for years I’ve seen nothing but stainless steel appliances installed into new, designer kitchens. You’ve seen it too, right?
Well guess what. Now they’re saying that white appliances are back in. (Actually, Kitchen Crashers that I just watched was broadcast in 2013…so I’m a year behind. You all probably already know this!)
Here’s my theory: Retailers do an about-face so that we will see what we’ve got, it’s so different that what we have, so we’ll feel the urge to go out and buy the new and trendy. Let’s say that instead of stainless steel, retailers went a shade darker in stainless steel. Or whatever. Nope. Too close to what consumers already have. So no one would want to go and lay down the money to upgrade. Just like flare and skinny jeans. Skinny jeans are in. I look at my flares and think, “Ugh…too early millennial. I need to toss them and go buy skinny. Lots and lots of skinny.”
Does my theory make sense?
So out with the stainless and in with the white. Right?
Lucky for us, we never went stainless. We’ve always kept our white from way back when. Sigh. Just when they sold me on stainless.
What do you think? Do you agree? Is it just obvious?