Hi, Barbie: the best pink kitchen appliances, tested by experts

Barbiecore is everywhere right now, and whilst it's on trend, designers say that adding pink kitchen appliances to your home is both colorful and calming.

A kitchen with pink kitchen appliances, pink cabinets and pink plates
(Image credit: KitchenAid)

In the wake of the new Barbie movie, pink is seeing a renaissance. From pink paint shortages to sell-out pink pool decorations, we've all been reminded of why pink looks so good. It's inspired me to look at where we can add more pink to our homes, starting with kitchen appliances,

If you ever had a Barbie Dreamhouse, you'll know that no home is complete without all-pink accessories and appliances. In the spirit of this pink icon, I've collected all the best pink kitchen appliances on the market. Our experts have tested them all, so you know that they'll be top-quality as well as super stylish.

Whether you’ve gone for bright or matte, pink can be a versatile shade. Interior experts say that it's perfect for adding colour, beauty, and it might even make you feel calmer. We’ve already given you professional advice on how to add pink to your kitchen decor. However, if you're not ready to paint the walls pink, start with some bright appliances. You can bring  them out on your countertops for a style statement and when you don’t want to think pink, you can put them away again. 

Here’s a host of tried-and-tested pink products that you need in your kitchen for a pop of color. From the best stand mixers to drip coffee makers, you can make Barbie’s dreamhouse a reality, one toaster at a time.

Barbie-Style Baking

kitchenaid stand mixer

(Image credit: KitchenAid)

Ideal for baking in any Barbie dreamhouse, these appliances will give your kitchen a pop of pink. They're some of the best on the market, so you know they have our experts' seals of approval too. Combining KitchenAid's bright hibiscus to Smeg's retro pastel pink will give a 'dynamic' look according to interiors expert, Ted Howard. He recommends 'mixing and matching different shades of pink whilst adding some white or neutral accents to balance the pink'. It's the perfect, cohesive look.

Interior designer
Ted Howard
Interior designer
Ted Howard

Ted is an interior designer and home organizer. He offers practical advice and guidance on how people can personalize their homes and cultivate an individual décor style.

Pink drinks

NutriBullet Pro in pink

(Image credit: NutriBullet)

Pink appliances can be fun and functional. The different shades can have diverse effects on your décor. These blenders and juicers are a combination of glass, stainless steel, and pink parts. Zev Freidus, interior specialist and realtor says if you already have some stainless steel accents or glass shelves in your kitchen, these will 'subtly co-ordinate and accentuate your modern and elegant décor'.

Interior specialist and realtor
Zev Freidus
Interior specialist and realtor
Zev Freidus

Zev is an interior specialist and realtor. He founded ZFC, a luxury real estate agency and has over ten years experience with real estate, home improvement, and interior design.

Barbie-Style Retro Smeg Appliances

A pink smeg toaster, kettle, juicer, and blender on a countertop

(Image credit: Crate & Barrell)

When it comes to Barbiecore, one brand is perfectly placed. We tested them all, and while they're far from perfect when it comes to performance, Smeg's iconic, retro appliances perfectly capture the original Barbie style. You can even buy a hot-pink 50s refrigerator.

What's in Barbie's actual kitchen?

Blue kitchen, red, pink cupboard, grey units, butler sink

(Image credit: Future)

If you bought Barbie's actual kitchen from Amazon, you'd see an array of colorful accessories. Fortunately, we've found lots of luxurious versions of these online. They are, of course, all pink. 


Is pink a good color for kitchen appliances?

Pink is a great way to introduce a pop of color to your room and it balances well with lots of other colors too. We think Barbie was on to something.

What color appliances are timeless?

Most experts will tell you that white and black are the most timeless colors for appliances. However, they both pair really well with all the different shades of pink. It's an easy way to have color and class in one.

Which colors look good with pink in a kitchen?

Joe Ferguson, interior design specialist, says that these pink appliances look great in kitchens with royal blue tones as well as grays, violets, and tangerines. He recommends pairing any pink appliance with cool colors.

My Verdict

A kitchen with a pink wall and blue cabinets

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Barbie puts pink first and I think she's on to something, Across the world, different hues of pink convey beautiful meanings. Pink cherry blossom represents celebration, rebirth and spring in Japan. In the west, it's indicative of romance and femininity. You can choose a hue to match almost any décor. Versatile and bright, it should have a place in every kitchen. After this, I'm tempted to redecorate my whole house in pink.

Laura Honey
eCommerce Editor

Laura is our eCommerce editor. As a fully qualified barista, she's our expert in all things coffee and has tested over thirty of the best coffee makers on the market. She has also interviewed Q-Graders and world-leading experts in the coffee industry, so has an intimate knowledge of all things coffee. Before joining Homes & Gardens, she studied English at Oxford University. Whilst studying, she trained as a master perfumer and worked in the luxury fragrance industry for five years. Her collection of home fragrance is extensive and she's met and interviewed five of the world's finest perfumers (also known as 'noses'). As a result of this expansive fragrance knowledge, she always puts quality and style over quantity and fads. Laura looks for products which have been designed simply and with thoughtful finishes.