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KitchenAid has just revealed its first ever Color of the Year: a vibrant beauty it calls Bird of Paradise. This lush, peachy coral brings an exotic vacation vibe to the iconic stand mixer, which will sell for $450 when it hits the market. Some of KitchenAid's other countertop tools will rock the new hue as well.

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Glossy, totally retro (picture Florida in the 1940's), and completely on trend design-wise, Bird of Paradise is an uplifting accent to the modern gray and white kitchens we either have or aspire to. Make a bouquet of palm leaves, set up your coral mixer on the counter, and you've warmed up a chilly kitchen space with a dash of delicious.

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Not that there weren't enough colors to choose from already (KitchenAid offers more than 80), but if you've been craving a stand mixer for ages, the freshest color has finally emerged. You'll probably own the mixer for years, so why not buy your kitchen one that evokes a sultry tropical sunset?

Want one? Here's KitchenAid's release schedule.

  • Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (April)
  • Artisan Mini 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (April)
  • 5-Speed Diamond Blender (April)
  • 3.5 Cup Mini Food Processor (July)
  • 2-Speed Hand Blender (July)
  • 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer (July)

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Cindy Bailen

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Cindy Bailen loves writing about major appliances and home design and has spent over 15 years immersed in that. In her spare time, Cindy hosts pledge programs for WGBH-TV in Boston and other public television stations.

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