Stainless steel appliances, your days are numbered. Manufacturers from the US and abroad have embraced a range of colors in their ranges, dishwashers, ovens, and more. Whether choosing sleek and slick appliances that practically disappear in cabinetry or more traditional models, you may be overwhelmed by the color choices now available. HOBNOB gives you a sampling of what’s in the market today. Also, we were intrigued by a cozy little backyard cabin where you can BBQ all year round, even in sub zero temperatures.
 Miele PureLine in Truffle Brown The PureLine Series offers the ultimate in minimalism, allowing for seamless and flat integration with cabinetry. Using glass fronts instead of metal allows for swathes of uninterrrupted, rich color when pairing the warming drawers, ovens, steam cookers, coffee makers, and microwave ovens. Controls appear futuristically and are easy to master, one of the things Miele is known for. Truffle Brown is named after the decadent chocolate used by the world’s finest chocolatiers. Its cool grey undertones coordinate with a variety of wood grains. Prices range from $1,300 to $5,300. mieleusa.com
 Bertazzoni Perfect for your festive family gatherings, the Bertazzoni brings the experience of Italian cooking to the heart of your home. The infrared-equipped range features two gas ovens with triple-glass windows for minimized heat loss, soft-motion door hinges for easy one-handed operation, and a beautiful, precision-molded, single-piece worktop with electric griddle and powerful 18,000 BTU burners. $5,999. us.bertazzoni.com
 ILVE For those who need to have custom everything, ILVE introduces a Custom Color Program for ranges and hoods available in 213 colors. The ovens can be further customized with trim in brass, chrome or oil rubbed bronze. Plinth, claw foot or tubular legs are also available. ILVE is known for thier handmade custom Italian appliances, now offering ranges in standard American sizes, including a city-sized 24-inch option. Committed to exceptional quality, their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility comes with over 50 years of continuous technological research and relentless innovation—not to mention beauty. Prices range from $5,000 to $16,000. ilveappliances.com
 Viking Tuscany Ranges The originator of professional performance for your home brings you a taste of Italy. This innovative line of ranges is manufactured in Tuscany, but sized and featured to meet the needs of American architecture and lifestyles. These ranges are perfect for the customer who demands performance and an old world look. Available in 36” and 48” widths in various surface configurations. Color finishes available are Dark Blue, Stainless, Graphite Black and Antique White. In addition to the ranges, coordinating ventilation hoods and dishwasher panels are also available to complete the kitchen. Prices range from $13,500 to $18,500. vikingrange.com
 Arctic Spas Grillhouses Imagine an indoor bbq area that works for all seasons, especially in the winter. These cute, little huts are durable enough to keep everyone cozy, even with below-zero temperatures. Scandinavians have perfected the art of the indoor camp fire, and these fire pits come accessorized with adjustable cooking levels and smoking capabilities. Arctic Spas sells these houses as complete kits built from Finnish pine, and include all the accessories you need for entertaining, including Scandinavian-style hand-carved wooden dishes and mugs, lap tables, and other traditional cooking accessories. The clever design makes maximum use of the 100 square feet of space, incorporating cold storage compartments for beverages and foam-padded benches that convert to beds. Adding reindeer skins completes the winter fantasy. Prices range from $12,000 to $25,000, plus delivery and installation. arcticspas.com