30 Fresh Fridge Design Ideas

Keep your cool in the kitchen with one of these designer refrigerator styles, from classic stainless steel to beautiful built-ins.

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June 05, 2020

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Big Chill

A salmon-hued Big Chill fridge is a fresh, funky complement to the original 1920s flooring in this old-meets-new cottage kitchen.

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Chic Chevron

In this warm, Moroccan-inspired kitchen, custom, white lacquered cabinets flank the room's focal point — a side-by-side fridge paneled in gorgeous hand-scraped white oak laid out in a chevron pattern.

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Clean Slate

Simple, white, Shaker-style cabinetry disguises the refrigerator in this cottage kitchen, creating a clean visual jumping-off point for all kinds of colorful accents including the turquoise backsplash, bowls and bouquets of daffodils.

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Retro Charm

To give this kitchen the charm and personality it lacked, designers switched out existing appliances for retro-style ones from Big Chill. More farmhouse character comes from the sink and pretty upper cabinet cutouts while brass accents provide a layer of warmth.

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Custom Cool

In this sophisticated kitchen, designer Marie Flanigan covered all appliances in custom rift-cut oak paneling, including the massive luxury side-by-side refrigerator.

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Clean Lines

To maintain a modern, clean look in this mid-century inspired kitchen, designer Stefani Stein paneled the refrigerator in the same white oak as the cabinets, creating a gorgeous backdrop for the earthy green island.


Sleek + Simple

Want to introduce a pop of color into your kitchen design without going overboard? Keep appliances neutral. Here, a sleek and stylish stainless steel fridge allows an eggplant purple kitchen island to shine.

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Into the Woods

In this cozy family cook space, hemlock wood paneling adds warmth, depth and natural texture while concealing essential kitchen appliances, including a side-by-side fridge. Steel shelving and metallic pendants pull in moody gray tones, while lower cabinetry in a stormy teal blue hue provides dramatic contrast.

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When considering where to splurge and where to save during a home remodel, Minneapolis homeowner Patti Wagner says the key is to make a list and update it throughout the process. Her paneled refrigerator was a Craigslist steal and the microwave was a steeply discounted floor model. “In the end, no one can tell which items were purchased on a budget,” she says. “Also, be patient, and don't be afraid to consider second-hand items.”

Corner Cutie

Tucked into the white, floor-to-ceiling Shaker cabinets, a stainless steel fridge looks right at home among the charming country touches in this farmhouse-style kitchen.

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Totally Tech

Featured in HGTV Urban Oasis 2017, this four-door refrigerator with a home screen and taskbar includes all the features of a regular fridge, plus handy technology that allows you to upload digital photos and view the inside of the refrigerator from a mobile device. Cubby holes above the fridge offer storage for favorite bottles of wine.

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Industrial Chic

In this updated 1880s kitchen, a false stainless steel range hood was custom-crafted to neatly hide an HVAC duct. To round out the look, designer Kristina Crest installed a single-door, stainless steel fridge and matching gas stove.

Mint + Mod

The soft mint-green cabinets in this fresh kitchen are so pretty, you almost don't notice that they're concealing a side-by-side refrigerator, range hood and under-cabinet air vents.

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Sunny SMEG

What this citron yellow SMEG fridge lacks in size, it more than makes up for in personality. Thinking about taking the plunge? Pair with dark cabinets for a look that pops.

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Tucked In

To maintain the smooth, clean look of this classic kitchen, designers added painted wood panels to the front of the refrigerator to conceal it while keeping its accessibility.

Pretty Paneling

Designed to look like a piece of custom furniture, this wood-paneled refrigerator matches the surprise paneling on the back of the island, adding warmth and personality to this stylish kitchen.

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Tooty Fruity

There’s something so fun about fresh, bold appliances that pop every time you walk into the kitchen. In this vibrant cook space, a bright orange fridge and matching oven from BlueStar steal the show.

Old Meets New

A stylish white, GE Artistry retro-style refrigerator looks right at home against this loft kitchen's show-stopping fish scale backsplash. Designed to look vintage, the surprisingly affordable fridge is outfitted with all the modern amenities.


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Wine Storage

As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, this century-old kitchen was completely gutted to make room for custom cabinetry and brand new stainless steel appliances. As an added bonus, designer Sarah Richardson tucked a floor-to-ceiling wine rack shelf into the unused space next to the refrigerator.

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Back in Black

The hallmark of a cookie-cutter home? All-beige everything. This gorgeous kitchen from designer Jasmine Roth is updated with rich green cabinetry, a massive white kitchen island a sleek black stainless steel refrigerator.

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Gray Is Great

Sophisticated light gray cabinets conceal the refrigerator in this modern cottage kitchen for a crisp, clean look. A white subway tile backsplash look and a small oriental area rug round out the cozy, sophisticated design.

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Small Space

What this small, bungalow kitchen lacks in square footage, it more than makes up for in modern cottage style, thanks in no small part to the addition of high-end appliances like this sleek built-in Viking refrigerator.

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Art Pops

Break from the norm and show off your unique personality with a custom refrigerator like the one featured in this Helios Design Group kitchen. Companies like BlueStar offer custom appliance printing, allowing you to put your favorite design on any appliance, printed directly into the metal. But if custom printing isn't in your budget, consider covering your old fridge in fun, peel-and-stick wallpaper, instead.


French Country

The Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer in this elegant French country kitchen are combined into an armoire-style configuration with decorative storage and custom panels.


Latest + Greatest

Streaming music or movies is easy on the interactive screen of this smart refrigerator from Samsung. With a classic French door design, the stainless steel fridge provides lots of space while still looking totally stylish.

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For the Chef

Two matching wine refrigerators tuck into the end of the island in this kitchen, a convenient way to up the home's entertaining potential.

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Blue for You

Designed by the Extreme Makeover team for a well-deserving teacher and his family, this kitchen is outfitted with bright blue appliances, including the Pro Fridge from Big Chill, to add a burst of color to the otherwise neutral space.

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Big + Bold

Set against a backdrop of white cabinets that conceal an oversized, built-in fridge, pops of cobalt blue and orange give this eat-in kitchen a fun, contemporary vibe. Exposed beams above create definition in the space which allow the modern starburst pendant lights above the classic island to act as a focal point in the space.

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Bronze Beauty

Designed with an Asian aesthetic in mind, this open-concept kitchen features an ebony wood kitchen island, black marble countertops and a show-stopping built-in refrigerator clad in floor-to-ceiling bronze panels.


Fridge Hack

Fake the look of a very expensive double-door fridge by using a Frigidaire trim kit to join two single units (a fridge and freezer) into one.

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