Skip to main content

Say so long to silver. Samsung brings new colors to household appliances

Samsung just introduced two finishes for household appliances, Tuscan Stainless and Champagne Finish. The new design elements will be available with select products as they are introduced throughout 2019.

Declaring Tuscan 2019’s “new neutral,” the Korean appliance manufacturer will introduce the Tuscan Stainless option for several kitchen appliance models starting in May. In August, the new finish will also be available for the new 2019 Family Hub Refrigerator.

Samsung’s designers combined several natural hues to create Tuscan Stainless, which the company describes as a warm, gray bronze finish. More than just a color, however, Tuscan Stainless has a “textile-like” appearance, the company says, is a new concept we’ll have to see in person to grasp.

Samsung hasn’t specified which 2019 kitchen appliances will be available with the Tuscan Stainless finish.

The Samsung Chef Collection 36-inch Pro Range and Hood are among the new kitchen appliances Samsung has scheduled to release this year. The new 36-inch Pro Range has two brass burners and cast iron grates. The 22k BTU Dual Brass Power Burners allow much more intense heat than standard burners. The Bluetooth-enabled matching Chef Collection hood automatically turns on and adjust the speed of the hood’s fan based on the temperature rising from the cooking surface.

The New Famly Hub Refrigerator includes an enhanced Bixby artificial intelligence to allow more conversational and interactive voice commands. In addition to adding a new Communal Screen for family members that “reflects their activities and moments,” the Personalized Family Board also enables greater control over other smart home devices.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

New Samsung washing machines and dryers will be offered in “champagne finish.” Based on the evolution of the laundry room from more than just a utility area to a room worthy of design and decor considerations, champagne finish adds warmer tones and colors.

Champagne Finish will be available for Samsung’s Smart Front and Top Load Washers and Dryers. For example, the new Samsung Smart WF6300R Front Load Washer adds Wi-Fi connectivity for SmartThings smart home control. The washer’s Homecare feature suggests needed maintenance and supports remote troubleshooting.

Also offered in Champagne Finish, the new Samsung Smart DV6300V Front Load Dryer adds Steam Sanitize to eliminate 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The dryer’s Multi-Steam feature technology smooths away wrinkles.

Updated February 19, 2019, to correct the name of the Tuscan Stainless finish.

Editors' Recommendations

Bruce Brown
Digital Trends Contributing Editor Bruce Brown is a member of the Smart Homes and Commerce teams. Bruce uses smart devices…
Samsung’s Smart Monitor M8 brings wireless casting and game streaming
Samsung's latest smart monitor comes with a webcam for video conferencing.

Samsung is expanding its smart monitor lineup at CES 2022 with the Smart Monitor M8 (M80B), a sleek new 32-inch 4K display with some impressive wireless capabilities and smart TV functionality.

Initially, Samsung's smart displays were marketed as an easy way to wirelessly connect to a compatible Samsung smartphone -- like the flagship Galaxy S21 series and the rumored forthcoming S22 models -- for a desktop-like DeX user experience. But in the era of remote and hybrid work, these wireless monitors have a different goal: To bring a clutter-free, cable-free setup to desks and home offices.

Read more
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is getting a new feature to enhance photos
The rear panel of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The past few weeks have seen a flurry of rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S22 series -- and this is likely to continue leading up to the launch of the phone. The newest Galaxy S22-related rumor comes courtesy of South Korean publication iMaterial, which seems to have chanced upon a hitherto unheard-of camera feature on the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

According to the author of the post, Jaemin-jing, the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is likely to get a new camera-centric feature called "detail enhancer." He unearthed references to this feature following a teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera app. The purpose of this feature -- if not evident already -- is made even more clear in one of the strings within the code, which says: ‘Turn on detail enhancer to capture even more detail."

Read more
New Samsung and IBM discoveries could one day produce ultra-efficient chips
The new IBM and Samsung semiconductor design.

IBM and Samsung revealed that they are working on a new joint project: The creation of a new semiconductor design.

The goal of the joint efforts of these two companies is to create a new standard of ultra-energy-efficient chips.

Read more