KitchenAid Reveals Its 2020 Color of the Year

You can now get your fancy mixer in Kyoto Glow.

Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.
March 14, 2020

Photo by: Photo courtesy of KitchenAid

Photo courtesy of KitchenAid

As any devoted Pinterester can tell you, many of us rely on KitchenAid mixers or blenders (OK, really the mixers) to add a pop of color to our sleek white or trendy two-toned kitchens. And, oh yes, to bake and cook.

But really, the iconic mixer is an appliance we use for everything – blending, mixing, whipping – and to bring a sense of style and personal expression to our serenely minimalist or defiantly maximalist homes.

The KitchenAid mixer, along with its equally colorful friend, the Le Creuset dutch oven, is a total signifier, a millennial “troph[y] of domesticity,” as The Atlantic recently put it.

Of course, these mixers are an investment and a commitment. Buyers expect them to last a while, so freaking out about what color to buy is a totally reasonable thing to do.

Now, that decision just got a little more complicated. Because KitchenAid has just announced its 2020 Color of the Year. And it is: Kyoto Glow. (What, you thought it was going to be blue?)

Photo by: Photo courtesy of KitchenAid

Photo courtesy of KitchenAid

Kyoto Glow? The color, in which KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head mixer and a K400 Blender will be available, is sort of a springtime yellow green, like the pale underside of a new leaf, you could say – or, as KitchenAid puts it, “Kyoto Glow’s vibrant, yet calming green hue allows makers to bring a sense of wellness into their home, showing off a color as lively as they are.”

In 2018, KitchenAid introduced Bird of Paradise as a color of the year, and in 2019, the company offered a limited edition mixer in Passion Red.

Gotta hand it to KitchenAid for continuing to mix things up with new options.

Related Links:

Next Up

The Secrets to Making Perfect Macarons at Home, According to a Pastry Chef

The key to success is mastering the nuances of your own kitchen.

Why Sip Eggnog This Holiday Season When You Can Sip … RanchNog?

Hidden Valley Ranch is now selling a ‘ranchified’ take on the classic holiday drink.

Meet Ombox, A Kit That Delivers Diwali Right to Your Doorstep

For Chaitanya Patchava, and many Indian Americans, a "Happy Diwali" text just doesn’t cut it.

7 Desserts for Your Lunar New Year Spread

Ring in the year of the Ox with something sweet — but not too sweet.

Can Your Entire Thanksgiving Dinner Be Served in the Form of Ice Cream? Salt & Straw Thinks So

The innovative company just launched their new Friendsgiving series.

KitchenAid's 2021 Color of the Year Is Here

It's a perfect year-round color for any kitchen!

This New Chocolate Claims to Make the Best Cookies — We Put It to the Test

There was a clear winner (and some great runners-up)!

Related Pages