A DeLonghi toaster or kettle would give a tired kitchen a mini-makeover.
A DeLonghi toaster or kettle would give a tired kitchen a mini-makeover. Lauren Reed

Splash out on kitchen colour

COLOUR is the new trend in the kitchen this year.

It's time to get rid of white and stainless steel appliances and replace them with splashes of bright colour.

Harvey Norman Mackay small appliance salesman Michael Johansson said new appliances would arrive within the next few weeks.

"Bright coloured kettles, toasters and blenders will appear this year so people can give their kitchens a bit of oomph." Mr Johansson said.

"Pinks, blues and oranges will be in fashion.

"The brand DeLonghi will be going for a particularly bold trend by introducing these colours.

"These colours will replace stainless steel and white coloured appliances."

Mr Johansson said coffee machines would be available in pastel colours too.

"They're pretty sophisticated. Some, you only have to press one button to make a coffee and they're fully automatic.

"They range from $799 to $3000."

If you're too busy to vacuum the house, then you should look for a new best friend in a iRobot Roomba vacuum.

"The Roombas are cordless vacuum cleaners and they pick up dust and dirt just like a regular vacuum," Mr Johansson said.

"We've been selling bucket loads of the vacuum robots.

"They're perfect for people that work because you turn them on and they work on their own - unsupervised, homeowners can put them on while they're out.

"They're priced from $599 to $649.

Homeowners also are turning to environmentally friendly products to help with the household chores.

"Steam mops have also been popular instead of the old mop and bucket," Todd Spencer said.