The appliance industry has long had a problem on its hands that it only recently began to address: a lack of inspiration when it comes to colors. In the past few years, we’ve seen the mass marketization of stainless steel; black stainless was quick on its heels; there’s a new trend of matte colored appliances starting to roll out. But for all intents and purposes, appliances have been somewhere on the white to black scale—with very few adventurous takes along the way.
Bosch recognizes that problem, and they’re really attempting to tackle it head on, and they’re starting with the refrigerator. Last year, the company unveiled its Vario Style line of refrigerators, which feature a very unique front panel system that lets you seamlessly pop off the door and swap on a different color. Bosch rolled out the line with an astounding 19 different color options. At IFA 2018, Bosch expanded the line with another five panel colors joining the lineup.
Essentially, Bosch has developed a system that let’s you treat your refrigerator door like a smartphone, swapping out case after case in order to give yourself an entirely new looking device. In this case, though, they’re letting you change the look and feel of your entire kitchen.