Cookers, fridges and microwaves are vitally important in your kitchen, but little things count too. Add some colourful accents with our vibrant new ranges of kaleidoscopic kettles and technicolor toasters. From bold block colours, to cool pastels - there's something for every palette and colour scheme, as well as an array of styles to set the hardest working space in your home apart.
These days a toaster can do more than just toast, so we'll help you to tell your bagel setting from your brioche warmer. And not to leave the humble kettle out in the cold, we'll be talking whisper quiet boiling and explaining the benefits of borosilicate glass to boot.
Raise a toast
Dualit - the granddaddy of durable kitchen chic - has given a makeover to its gorgeous NewGen toaster selection. Punchy orange and lush green options stand out, but it's the polka dot Emma Bridgewater incarnation that makes the biggest splash. Capable of toasting up to 65 slices an hour (130 with a 4 slice), it cuts down on morning wait times, and with separate sandwich cage it can even rustle up toasties too (exclusive to John Lewis).
The Kenwood kMix toaster line meanwhile, offers a sunnier take with its choice of vibrant and classic finishes. We especially like the sunburst yellow as a remedy for the morning blues. Of course it's not all flash and no substance. These clever little toasters come packed with intuitive features like soft-touch rubber controls and the ability to 'peek-and-view' to help you hit that perfect level of browned crispiness. They also come bundled with a handy bun and bagel rack, and a toast rack to keep your toast warm.
Let off some steam
It's a double mention for Kenwood's kMix Boutique range, as their kettles offer just as striking a selection of tones as their toasters. From bright and cheerful gloss finishes to no-nonsense metallics, they're a tasteful choice with traditional white goods and wood kitchens. Not only will they add a fresh counterpoint to neutral décor, their ergonomic handles make them a joy to handle.
Nothing introduces a little rustic warmth to your kitchen like a soft pastel accent. Completely unique - DeLonghi's Vintage Icona kettles retro-futuristic charm. They're also extremely practical with their large 1.7L capacity and clever additions like cord storage, a concealed element and limescale filter.
Now, did we mention borosilicate glass? This extraordinary material is used everywhere from laboratory equipment to telescopes and even pops up on Space Shuttle insulation. So what does this have to do with getting a decent - and stylish - cuppa?
If you've now developed a taste for colourful kitchen accoutrements, our electricals section has more than enough choice to enable you to show your true colours.